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
  • Phlebotomy
  • Injections & Administration of Medications
  • ECG
  • Laboratory Sciences
  • Medical Insurance Billing
  • Computer Applications

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 Standard Policy 210, schools are required to post a Medical Assistant program outcome for a specified year. The single-year percentage rate from our 2018 Job Placement statistics is 93.10% for the Medical Assisting Program. Data is taken from the most recent 2020 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