Medical Assistant Job Description

What do you do as a Medical Assistant? First of all, as a medical assistant you are always part of a team. In that position you interview patients, collect and record their vital signs and histories and interact with them. You also prepare and administer medications, run lab tests and help physicians and other healthcare providers to deliver the high-quality patient care services that everyone deserves. As a graduate of Globe University’s medical assistant degree program, you will be ready for a satisfying and exciting career as a vital member of today's health-care delivery team.


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Medical Assistant: Program Overview

Get to know the medical assistant program at Globe University. Hear what you'll learn as a student and how your coursework will prepare you to enter this rewarding field.

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Medical Assistant: In the Classroom

See inside a medical assistant classroom. Hear from current students, graduates and instructors about what you can expect and topics you'll study.

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Medical Assistant: Service Learning

In service learning projects, medical assistant students gain experience with patient interaction while providing an invaluable community health service.

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Medical Assistant: Career Opportunities

What is the career outlook for medical assistants? Our program dean walks you through career options that may be available after you graduate.

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“Medical assisting is an awesome program, a perfect balance between labs and patients. Globe University is an amazing school, with a hands-on approach to learning.”

~ Katelyn Victorsen, Globe University-Woodbury

I have been in my job for two months now, and am happy to report that I am very well prepared. I have taken some amazing X-rays. Thank you for having instructors who challenge their students to be the best they can be!

~ Erica Arends, Globe University-Sioux Falls graduate

Take the first step toward a wonderful career in medical assisting. Call toll-free 1-877-303-6060 and speak with a college representative.

2-year degree program

Associate in Applied Science in Medical Assistant. Learn to communicate effectively with other professionals on a health care delivery team, provide medical services to patients with compassion. Recognize and deal with emergencies, take X-rays,* perform lab tests, administer medications and document accurately in patient medical records. In 21 months, complete all medical assistant training, prepare for the CMA (AAMA) certification exam,** and be ready for employment. This 2-year degree program combines hands-on training in core technical skills with general education that will enhance your ability to work in diverse health care settings. 

Career opportunities in medical assisting

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, going to school for medical assisting places you in among one of the fastest growing occupations. Job opportunities should be excellent.*** Job opportunities include positions in the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors and other clinical health practitioners. Get more information about careers in medical assisting.

Want to learn more? Any questions about our Medical Assistant Job Description?

Contact college admissions for more information or help with the admissions process. A representative would be happy to answer any questions you may have or arrange a tour of any of our campus locations.
For a more in depth Medical Assistant Job Description, click here.

The Globe University/Minnesota School of Business medical assistant associate degree programs at the Appleton, Blaine, Brooklyn Center, Eau Claire, Elk River, Green Bay, La Crosse, Lakeville, Madison East, Madison West, Moorhead, Richfield, Rochester, Sioux Falls, St. Cloud, Wausau and Woodbury campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), 7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314 North, Falls Church, VA 22043, Phone: 703-917-9503. Please contact the medical assistant program chair at your campus for more information.

Student Outcomes Disclosure

*The X-ray components of the medical assistant curriculum are not offered at Globe University's Wisconsin campuses.

**Graduation from an approved accredited program is an eligibility requirement for taking the CMA (AAMA) exam.

***Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2010-11 External Link Image

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