Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. They may fill out and update medical records, schedule appointments and handle correspondence and billing. On the clinical side, medical assistants often are the people who take medical histories, prepare patients for examinations, and assist the doctor during appointments.
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Are you currently employed as a Medical Assistant?
Do you currently have any MA certification
(e.g. AMA, CCBMA, NCCT)?
You may be eligible to participate in a Bootcamp Training program for MA Certification.
Would you like to contact HealthForce Partners?
Would you like to explore a different pathway?
What is your current education level?
Current High School Student
If you are a current high school student, Health Career Academy offers Juniors and Seniors a fast-track Medical Assistant program. Upon successful completion and meeting the age requirement students can obtain their National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) Medical Assisting certificate from the state of California. For Students not enrolled at Health Careers Academy, please refer to you counselor
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Some High School Student
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, individuals wishing to work as medical assistants must have at least a high school diploma.
If you have not received your high school diploma or certificate equivalency, you can obtain your diploma equivalency at our partnered Adult Education Schools: