Physicians value Medical Assistants’ versatility and view them as vital partners in the medical office.
Medical Assistants work in settings such as physician offices, clinics and group practices. These multi-skilled personnel perform administrative and clinical procedures.
Medical Assistant is one of the nation’s fastest growing careers, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Medical Assistant program at FVCC had a 100% pass rate for students taking the national certification exam in 2016 and 99% pass rate over the last 5 years.
Opportunities after Graduation
The surge in the number of physician offices and out-patient facilities has resulted in a high demand for Certified Medical Assistants and is expected to continue to grow due to the technological advancements and the growing numbers of elderly Americans who need medical treatment. Medical Assistants may be able to advance to office manager or become a specialty certified medical assistant.
Medical Assistant graduates are eligible to take the CMA (AAMA) Certification Examination administered by the Certifying Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants.
Medical Assistant graduates are eligible to take the ASCP Board of Certification, Phlebotomy Technician, PBT (ASCP) national examination.
Attributes of Successful Medical Assistants
- Empathetic and compassionate toward others
- Respectful to patients and fellow staff members
- Strong knowledge of the healthcare industry and a desire to learn