Medical Assistant Training Program

The Medical Assistant training program at Dorsey Schools could be the bridge that connects you to the chance of working side by side with doctors and patients in need. In our medical assistant courses in Michigan, you have the opportunity to learn a unique combination of specialized skills that are necessary for employment in a medical office, clinic, hospital, or another healthcare facility. Graduates who complete this specialized training from Dorsey Schools may go on to further advancement in the medical field, by way of becoming a certified Medical Assistant.

The Medical Assistant Diploma Program is offered at the following Dorsey Schools campus locations:

Medical Assistant Training – Michigan Medical & Healthcare Programs 

Training in this program includes:

  • Comprehensive training in both administrative and clinical areas.
  • Clinical training that takes place on-campus in the medical laboratories at Dorsey Schools.
  • An externship with a physician’s office, long-term care facility, acute care setting, or other medical facilities prior to graduating.
  • Upon completion of this program, graduates will be eligible to sit for a national Medical Assistant certification exam.

Medical Assistant Training Program

Medical Assistant Jobs – Growth & Careers

Medical assistant jobs are among the fastest-growing in the healthcare industry. According to the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 23% from 2014 to 2024, which is much faster than average for all occupations.a In addition, according to the State of Michigan DTMB, Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 10.8% from 2014 to 2024.b

Frequently Asked Questions: 

What a Medical Assistant Does
Becoming a Medical Assistant
The Dorsey Schools Medical Assistant Program
Additional Information

What a Medical Assistant Does

How long are medical assistant programs?
What are some job duties of a medical assistant?
Where can you work as a medical assistant?
Will I be able to find a job?
How much can I expect to make as a Medical Assistant?
Are there other jobs I may be able to obtain as a Medical Assistant?
How is a Medical Assistant different from other healthcare professionals?
Are there other career opportunities for Medical Assistants?

Becoming a Medical Assistant

How might I determine if this is a good career choice for me?
I have no medical background/experience in healthcare – can I really do this?
What type of training is needed?
What are important characteristics for Medical Assistants to have?
Is Certification/Licensure required to obtain employment as a Medical Assistant?

The Dorsey Schools Medical Assistant Program

What will be covered in the program?
Is your program hands-on?
What’s the externship and why is that important?
How long is the program?
Who are the instructors?
Why should I choose Dorsey over another school?
Which Dorsey campuses offer the Medical Assistant program?
How do I enroll?
Does your program include certification?
Will your program prepare me for certification?
Is your school/program accredited?
What is the tuition for the program?
What is included in my tuition?
Is Financial Aid available?
Can you help me find a job after graduation?

Medical Assistant Program – Gainful Employment Disclosures

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who have completed the program, and other important information, please click here.


Additional Information

For your reference, we’ve included the links below of several very helpful websites where you can learn more about Medical Assistants, info pertaining to Jobs as a Medical Assistant, the work Medical Assistants do, etc.:

Michigan Occupational Wage Information: http://milmi.org/?PAGEID=67&SUBID=124

O*Net Online: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/31-9092.00

aBureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical Assistants, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm (visited July 11, 2016).

bMichigan DTMB, Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, Long-Term Occupational Employment Projections (2014-2024) Michigan Statewide, Medical Assistants (SOC Code: 31-9092), http://milmi.mt.gov/Portals/137/publications/projectionsdata/LongTerm_OccupationalProj_2024_MI.xlsx (visited July 11, 2016).