Medical Assistant

Medical AssistantMedical Assistant training program

Do you enjoy diverse responsibilities and receive personal satisfaction from helping others? Do you have an interest in health and medicine and the ability to multi-task? If so, consider a meaningful career as a Medical Assistant.

The Medical Assistant training program at Carnegie Institute offers specialized training in:

  • Clinical nursing skills
  • Proper use of diagnostic equipment
  • Competent performance of lab tests
  • Working knowledge of medical office management procedures
  • Anatomy, physiology & medical terminology
  • Pharmacology
  • Medical law & ethics
  • Venipuncture
  • Injections
  • ECG
  • Laboratory sciences

Instruction is also provided in cultivating effective therapeutic communication skills, human relations, critical thinking, and problem solving. Our goal is to prepare competent entry-level Medical Assistants in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains.

Medical Employers depend on Carnegie Medical Assistant graduates

You will be very well prepared to work in a wide range of responsible career-entry positions within the health care delivery system, including doctors’ offices, medical clinics, hospitals, and urgent care as well as outpatient facilities. Medical Assistants perform vital procedures related to patient care management and are instrumental in the daily operations of health care facilities.

National Credentialing

The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) awards the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) credential to those applicants who pass the national exam, indicating the Medical Assistant meets certain standards of competence.

The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics projects total employment for medical assistants to increase 29% by 2026.

Career Placement Services

Your Carnegie training will open many doors to employment and provide meaningful opportunities for career advancement in the field of allied health. There is a critical demand for competent, well-trained Medical Assistants in health care. Every effort is made to satisfy employer and student expectations and to achieve the school’s goal of 100% graduate placement.

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Publication of Outcome Results

In accordance with CAAHEP, MAERB Standards, schools are required to publish outcome results for the Medical Assisting Program.

The five-year weighted average for Career Placement and Retention of the Medical Assistant Program at Carnegie Institute, Troy, Michigan is 85.02% and 84.81% respectively, based on the most recent 2018 Annual Report Form submitted to the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). The single year percentage for Retention from the penultimate year (2016 cohort) of the 2018 ARF is 92.86%.

Textbooks & Reference Manuals
ElsevierKinn's Medical AssistantProcter978-0323280341$152.00
Carnegie InstitutePharmacology Drug referenceCarnegie Institute$23.00
American Heart AssociationBLS for HC ProvidersAHA978-1-61669-039-7$12.00