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Medical Assistant
  • Class Time: Day
  • Semester: Fall or Spring Semester
  • Campus: Eden Prairie Campus
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Overview

If you have an interest in health and medicine and are looking for a meaningful job where you can help others, becoming a medical assistant could be the right career choice for you. Medical assistants work alongside physicians in medical offices and clinics to provide the best possible care for patients, and play an integral role in patient care management.

HTC's medical assistant program prepares you to be a multi-skilled professional who effectively performs clinical, laboratory, and administrative duties. With an aging population and an aging workforce, the demand for health care professionals will continue to increase. HTC offers you a great start to a medical assisting career!

The Medical Assistant program at Hennepin Technical College has an average retention rate of 97% with a 76% job placement rate and a 70% pass rate for the National Certification Exam. There are a number of supportive resources that are available to help you successfully complete the program.

Skills Required

Reference the Medical Assistant program Academic Planning Guide for more details.

Job Outlook

The medical assistant occupation is growing due to technological advances in medicine that are allowing more disorders to be treated, and a growing elderly population that will most likely need increased medical attention. In addition, some health care providers are shifting tasks from nurses to medical assistants, which is also increasing the demand for these workers.

Job prospects should be excellent for medical assistants who have formal training or experience, and most job openings will be in doctors' offices and clinics.