The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals qualified to
perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures.
Course work includes instruction in:
- coding and processing insurance accounts
- assisting with examinations/treatments
- performing routine laboratory procedures
- supervised medication administration
- ethical/legal issues associated with patient care.
- scheduling appointments
- billing and collections
- computer operations
Employment opportunities include physicians’ offices, health maintenance organizations,
health departments, and hospitals.
CCC&TI offers the following educational programs in this area:
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 percent, 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:
AAS: Medical Assisting