Platt College: Medical Assistant Associate Degree
Platt College’s Medical Assisting program prepares you to enter the fast-growing health care field. Enroll in Platt College’s designated Schools for Medical Assistant to earn your Associate’s Degree in Medical Assisting in as little as 15 months!
Medical Assistants are multi-talented Health Care industry professionals. These individuals possess a broad scope of knowledge and skills that makes them ideal professionals for any clinical care setting. Medical Assistants are skilled in performing routine clinical and administrative procedures for physician’s offices, outpatient clinics and other health care facilities. Some of these clinical skills include venipuncture, injections, physical therapy, and electrocardiography among others.
Platt College’s Medical Assisting program is right for you.
Complete a clinical externship as part of your education to help you gain practical experience.
In a typical day as a Medical Assistant, you might:
- Take and read vital signs
- Perform venipuncture (blood draw)
- Administer injections
- Prepare patients to be seen by a physician
- Perform diagnostic procedures
- Perform basic lab procedures
- Update and maintain patient charts and medical records
- Take patient histories
- Schedule appointments
- Assist in cast application and removal
There are a variety of opportunities for employment available to graduates who have obtained their medical assisting degree.
Some of the most well-known degrees are Medical Assistant, Ophthalmic Medical Assistant, and Pediatric Medical Assistant.
Career opportunities can be found across many active industries, such as medical offices, hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, ambulatory settings, as well as home health agencies.
Graduates who have obtained the Medical Assistant Associate Degree at Platt College are eligible to earn their national certification in Medical Assisting from the National Center.
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Platt College Los Angeles is accredited by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), recognized by the US Department of Education to accredit institutions of higher education across the United States. The primary purpose of ACCSC and other accrediting agencies is to establish and maintain high educational standards and ethical business practices among its accredited institutions.
For more than 40 years, ACCSC has been at the forefront of establishing and advancing quality education at private, postsecondary career schools and colleges. ACCSC, recognized by the United States Department of Education as a private, non-profit, independent accrediting agency, is dedicated to ensuring a quality education for more than 250,000 students who annually pursue career education at 800 accredited institutions. ACCSC’s mission is to serve as a reliable authority on educational quality and to promote enhanced opportunities for students by establishing, sustaining, and enforcing valid standards and practices which contribute to the development of a highly trained and competitive workforce through quality career oriented education.
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