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The ability to work well with people, be well organized, and be emphatic in dealing with patients are essential qualities in a medical assistant. The Medical Assisting program at Cañada is designed to provide the finest training and experience available. Through the expertise of a talented faculty and exposure to professionals in the field, students can expect to learn administrative duties such as medical/financial records management, medical report transcription, patient appointment scheduling, and clinical duties including preparation of patients for examination, assistance with minor surgery, giving injections, and operating electrocardiographs.

The field of Medical Assisting is one of the fastest growing occupations in this decade. Career opportunities for the well-trained medical assistant are plentiful. Graduates of Cañada’s program secure employment in physician’s offices, clinic, hospitals, labs, medical publication firms, laboratories, pharmaceutical firms, public health agencies, and the claims departments of health insurance companies. Recommended high school preparation: written and oral communication skills, typing, biology, psychology, and basic mathematics.

Program Learning Outcomes:

Students completing this program will be able to:

  • Apply their education and training to begin employment in health care.
  • Use updated job skills to maintain or advance in current employment.