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Medical Assistant Program

Go with the leader in Medical Assistant training, since 1947, at Carnegie Institute in Michigan.

Our online and practical application classes (hybrid training) provide thorough, comprehensive education and working knowledge of required skills and competencies.

Develop confidence in small class sizes, one-on-one instruction, and competent, experienced faculty. Find out why medical employers depend on Carnegie graduates.

Do you enjoy diverse responsibilities and receive personal satisfaction from helping others? Are you interested in health and medicine and the ability to multitask? If so, consider a meaningful career as a Medical Assistant. The demand for well-trained Medical Assistants has never been higher.

The Medical Assistant training program at Carnegie Institute in Michigan offers hybrid, 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
  • Phlebotomy
  • Injections & Administration of Medications
  • ECG
  • Laboratory Sciences
  • Medical Insurance Billing & Coding
  • Computer Applications


Instruction is also provided in

  • Cultivating practical therapeutic communication skills
  • Human relations
  • Critical thinking & 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 can trust Carnegie Institute, with over 76 years of quality training & education, and career placement for students like you!


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

Medical Assisting is a profession with many rewards, as practitioners can perform both administrative, laboratory, and clinical services, filling several roles in a variety of healthcare environments. The Bureau of Labor Statistics clearly outlines that it is a growing field, with an anticipated 18% growth from 2020 to 2030.

Medical Assistants work directly with providers and patients, with the goal of providing healthcare and ensuring patient safety. It is a position with a great deal of responsibility. 

As with any healthcare position, there are certain occupational risks that come into play with being a Medical Assistant, and those hazards include the following: 

  • Exposure to infectious diseases
  • Sharps injuries
  • Bloodborne pathogens and biological hazards
  • Chemical and drug exposure
  • Ergonomic hazards from lifting, sitting, and repetitive tasks
  • Latex allergies
  • Stress

At the same time, there are protections set up with the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), and those protections are particularly important within a healthcare environment. OSHA has a series of standards that protect the safety of healthcare workers and patients.

Accredited Medical Assistant programs are required to teach students about the hazards that they face on the job and the protocols that can be put into place to ensure a workplace culture that prioritizes safety. 


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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 specific standards of competence.

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


Career Placement Services

Your Carnegie training will open many doors to employment and provide meaningful opportunities for career advancement in 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 achieve the school’s 100% graduate placement goal.


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Publication of Outcome Results

Per CAAHEP, MAERB Standard Policy 210, schools must post a Medical Assistant program outcome for a specified year. The single-year percentage rate from our 2020 Job Placement statistics is 90% for the Medical Assisting Program. Data is taken from the 2022 Annual Report Form submitted to the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Textbooks & Reference Manuals
Publisher Title Author ISBN Price
Elsevier Kinn's Medical Assistant Procter 978-0323280341 $152.00
Carnegie Institute Pharmacology Drug Reference Carnegie Institute $16.00
American Heart Association BLS for HC Providers AHA 978-1-61669-039-7 $17.00
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