Medical Assistant training program

Prepare for your opportunity to be at the forefront of healthcare through Medical Assistant training at Dorsey Schools. Our curriculum provides instruction in both clinical and administrative areas to help you become well-rounded. As a student with Dorsey Schools, we want you to gain the confidence and professional exposure needed to advance in the medical field. Graduates who complete this specialized training are eligible to sit for a national Medical Assistant certification exam.

Medical Assistant classes designed to help you become a valuable member of a healthcare team

Medical Assistant classes at Dorsey Schools are designed to connect you with the chance of working side by side with doctors and patients in need. You could learn a unique combination of skills such as taking patient vital signs, recording health history, and the fundamentals of patient care. Learning the tasks required of medical assistants’ work can help you get ready for entry-level employment in physicians’ medical offices, clinics or other healthcare facilities¹.


Find A Campus Near You

The Medical Assistant diploma program is offered at the following Dorsey Schools campus locations:

Dearborn
Dorsey Schools - Dearborn, MI, Campus (A branch campus of Madison Heights)
Madison Heights
Dorsey Schools - Madison Heights, MI, Campus (Main Campus)
Roseville
Dorsey Schools - Roseville, MI, Campus (A branch campus of Madison Heights)
Saginaw
Dorsey Schools - Saginaw, MI, Campus (A branch campus of Madison Heights)
Wayne
Dorsey Schools - Wayne, MI, Campus (A branch campus of Madison Heights)
Woodhaven
Dorsey Schools - Woodhaven, MI, Campus (A branch campus of Madison Heights)

Medical Assistant Job Outlook in Michigan

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 2018 to 2028, which is much faster than average for all occupations². 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 28.1% from 2016 to 2026³.


Can your program help me become a Medical Assistant?

The Medical Assistant program at Dorsey Schools in Michigan is designed to prepare students to pursue employment in real-world healthcare settings. Our Medical Assistant curriculum emphasizes industry experience, which is why we offer an externship component during the last module of training. This experience can serve as a stepping stone for networking and enhancing your skillset as an aspiring medical assistant!

Your Medical Assistant Career Path can Begin in as little as One Year

We understand training in a short amount of time is important to you, which is why our program can be completed in only twelve months. Think about it, in just one year, you could possibly begin your new career as a Medical Assistant!

Training in this Medical Assistant 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 challenge a national Medical Assistant certification exam.

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.


Accreditation

Dorsey Schools is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education. This applies to the Madison Heights campus (which serves as the main campus) and the Dearborn, Roseville, Saginaw, Wayne, Waterford-Pontiac, and Woodhaven campuses (which are branch campus locations of Madison Heights).

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Medical Assistant Frequently Asked Questions

Want to learn more about:

  • What Medical Assistants Do
  • Becoming a Medical Assistant
  • The Dorsey Schools Medical Assistant program

Check out our Medical Assistant FAQ page!

Ready to begin your Medical Assistant school journey at Dorsey Schools?

Help provide a better future for yourself and others by enrolling in the Medical Assistant program at Dorsey Schools. Your success is our priority and our passionate instructors are ready to help you every step of your medical assistant school journey. To learn more about our Medical Assistant training and upcoming classes, request information.

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Additional Information

¹ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Assistants,
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm (visited January 27, 2020)

²Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Assistants,
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm (visited January 27, 2020)

³Michigan DTMB, Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, Long-Term Occupational Employment Projections (2016-2026) Michigan Statewide, Medical Assistants (SOC Code: 31-9092), https://milmi.org/(visited February 11, 2020).