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.

Certifications

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

Interested? We would love to be in touch with you!

Advisor
Chris Degenhardt, CMA (AAMA)
Medical Assistant Program Director
BC 123B
(406) 756-4582
(406) 212-7190
cdegenha@fvcc.edu

For general information, contact the Admissions office: (406) 756-3847.
Accrediting Information
The FVCC Medical Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Medical Assistant Education Review Board.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33756
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org
Graduate Outcomes
The Medical Assisting program at FVCC had a 100% pass rate for students taking the exam in 2015 and over 96% pass rate for the last five years.
The Medical Assisting program at FVCC has a student retention rate of 89% and employer satisfaction rate of 100% over the past five years.