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Medical Assisting

The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures.

At a Glance

Course work includes instruction in:

  • assisting with examinations/treatments
  • billing and collections
  • coding and processing insurance accounts
  • computer operations
  • electrocardiography
  • ethical/legal issues associated with patient care
  • performing routine laboratory procedures
  • scheduling appointments
  • supervised medication administration

Employment opportunities include physicians’ offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments, and hospitals.

The employment outlook for Medical Assistants is extremely bright. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook, the projected job growth rate for the profession from 2012-2022 is 29%, which is much higher than average for all occupations.

The predicted growth in North Carolina from 2012-2022 is 32% with 730 projected openings annually (NC ESC). The median annual wage for Medical Assistants in 2014 is $29,960 per year or $14.42 per hour (ONET).

To learn more about a career in the Medical Assisting field, visit CCC&TI’s Career Coach site for the following program:

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The Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 9355 – 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775
Telephone: 727.210.2350

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Admission Requirements for the Medical Assisting program

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Costs at North Carolina community colleges are traditionally the best educational value available for college transfer, technical, and vocational students. For current tuition and fees at Caldwell Community College and Technical institute, contact the Student Services Office at 828.726.2200.

Financial assistance is available to qualified students through grants, scholarships, loans, and part-time employment in the college work-study program.

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