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Healthcare needs are rising across the board, especially for the elderly. Medical assistant job openings are widespread for those who have obtained the proper education. With a Medical Assisting Associate of Applied Science, you take advantage of in-demand opportunities in the medical assisting field.

Medical assistants provide exceptional service to patients, and support for their colleagues. A career in this field requires a significant degree of discipline and an understanding of procedures such as giving injections, measuring vital signs, assisting physicians, and more.

Medical assistant positions are available in several areas, including:

  • Physicians’ offices
  • Health care practitioners’ offices
  • Local, state, and private hospitals
  • Outpatient healthcare centers

At Vista College, our goal is to provide our students with the knowledge, experience and confidence to launch their career as a medical assistant. We do this by providing a variety of educational opportunities for our students such as hands-on training, laboratory experience, lectures and so much more.

Our program provides comprehensive education and training on medical terminology, pharmacology, human anatomy, medical billing and coding, and more. Some graduates have the opportunity to work as an extern, which allows them apply their knowledge, gain experience and network with potential employers.

While you move through the Medical Assisting Associate of Applied Science program, you can expect to learn how to:

  • Give injections accurately
  • Prepare fluids for future tests
  • Input and maintain accurate patient medical records
  • Provide the necessary, expected degree of assistance to registered nurses and physicians
  • Properly measure patient vitals

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