Medical Assistant Diploma Program
The Medical Assistant diploma 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 program, you have the opportunity to learn a unique combination of specialized skills that are necessary for employment in a medical office, clinic, hospital, or other 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. For those who wish to earn their certification, Dorsey Schools will pay the cost one time for graduates of this program to challenge a certification exam as selected by Dorsey Schools, contingent upon the graduate meeting Dorsey Schools exam preparation requirements.
The Medical Assistant Diploma Program is offered at the following Dorsey Schools campus locations:
- Dearborn, MI
- Farmington Hills, MI**
- Lansing, MI
- Madison Heights, MI
- Roseville, MI
- Saginaw, MI
- Southgate, MI
- Waterford-Pontiac, MI
- Wayne-Westland, MI
Medical Assistant Training
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 facility prior to graduating.
- Upon completion of this program, graduates will be eligible to sit for a national Medical Assistant certification exam.
Medical Assistant Career Outlook
Graduates with medical assistant training can enjoy a wide range of job opportunities, because this is a fast-growing, in-demand profession. Typical job responsibilities include a variety of tasks, such as supporting doctors and nurses in keeping the practice’s operations running smoothly and on schedule. Medical assistants also regularly perform administrative duties, such as filing medical records, scheduling appointments, and arranging hospital procedures. Jobs in this field are most commonly found in hospitals, clinics, private practices, and other healthcare facilities.
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
Enroll in the Medical Assistant program at Dorsey Schools today and get the career training you need to become a valued professional in the healthcare field.
Graduates from Dorsey Schools have been employed by:
- Bavarian Comfort Care
- Bloomfield Urgent Care
- Canton Center Pediatrics
- City Medical Care, P.C.
- Covenant Health Care
- Detroit Medical Center
- Downriver Pediatrics
- Eastpointe Family Physicians
- Family Medical Center of Michigan
- Infinity Primary Care
- Lakes Urgent Care
- Obstetrics & Gynecology Center of Michigan
- St. Peters Medical Center
- St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
- Valley Urgent Care
- …and more!
To learn more about the Medical Assistant program at Dorsey Schools, call 888-422-1188 or contact us.
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Medical Assistant Program – Gainful Employment Disclosures
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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).
** Please Note: The Farmington Hills campus is not accepting new students at this time.