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Medical Assistant Certificate

West Boylston, MA (day only)

Live up to your potential by earning a medical assistant certificatation and begin a rewarding, exciting new medical assistant certificate, medical assistant programs, certified medical assistantcareer! Salter College is dedicated to you and your medical assistant training.

Our certified Medical Assistant programs are designed to provide students with hands-on training in both clinical and administrative procedures. Learn the practical skills that are necessary for employment in a doctor's office, hospital or chiropractor's office.

As a medical assistant, your tasks may vary, but you could help by:

  • Answering telephones
  • Greeting patients
  • Updating and filing patient records
  • Handling correspondence
  • And more!

Medical assistants also can assist the physician with patient procedures, such as:

  • Checking vital signs
  • Collecting and preparing lab specimens
  • Sterilizing medical equipment
  • Drawing blood

Details on the job outlook for medical assistants can be found in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook.  According to this handbook, employment of medical assistants is expected to grow by 23 percent from 2014 to 2024, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. 

The salaries of medical assistants across the country differ based on the employees’ years of experience, level of skills, and geographic location. Medical assistants with certification and experience often have better job opportunities and job security than those without certification. Entry-level medical assistants typically earn less than more experienced ones. But as you gain more on-the-job experience and perform satisfactorily in your job, you can expect your salary to increase over time. More details on salary trends among medical assistants can be found in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook.

The Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) requires Salter college to publish one or more of its 2010-2015 Annual Report outcomes annually. It is based on 5 year weighted averages. The outcomes are as follows:

Over the past five years,  Salter College Medical Assisting Program and Associate of Science in Medical Assisting have a job placement rate of 76%.  The graduates of the Medical Assisting  programs are satisfied with the education that they receive at Salter College as there is an average of 99% graduate satisfaction rate over the past five years.  A five-year average for employer satisfaction is 95%

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The Medical Assisting Certificate program includes an externship, enabling students to gain real-world experience before graduation.

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