Medical Assisting

Medical assisting is a multi-skilled health profession. Principal components of the program include general medical knowledge and skills, communication skills, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, and those skills specifically related to the medical assisting profession, both administrative and clinical. The administrative duties include, but are not limited to, making appointments, coding and filing insurance claims, accounts payable/receivable, handling correspondence, and arranging for hospital admissions. Additional costs, which are not included in the tuition include books, uniform, watch with sweep second hand. An extensive supervised externship is provided. Skills for employment in physicians' office or clinic, including front and back office duties. Prepares students for taking the Registered Medical Assistant Exam.

                    

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Medical Assisting Checklist

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Learn more about career advancement, licensing and credit transfering for Medical Assisting and other Health Science and Administration programs with our HSA Road Map.

2018–2019 Program Dates

Please note that end dates are approximate. Internship begins after end date.

Due to high program demand, some start dates may be on a wait list. To be added to a wait list, you will need to complete the admissions steps and meet with an advisor. 

Full-Time (daytime)

Start Date End Date Days Time Status
8/20/2018 12/19/2018 (plus internship) M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm Closed
1/22/2019 5/30/2019 (plus internship) M–Th 7:30am–4:00pm  Waitlist

 

Program Cost

 

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Earning Potential

Occupation Projected Job Growth 2014-2024 10% Wage 25% Wage Median Wage 90% Wage
Medical Assistant 35% 13.09/hr ($27,230/yr)

15.12/hr ($31,460/yr)

17.18/hr ($35,720/yr)

22.75/hr ($47,310/yr)

Wage information is based on the O*NET Online Occupational Database and Career One Stop for the Denver Metro Area. Entry-level employees can expect wages between the 10% and 25% rates in the first 1-3 years in a job. The 90% Wage is typical of someone who has been working in the occupation for 7 years or more. 

*Salary is not guaranteed and should be used as a guideline only. 

 

To what types of jobs do these skills apply?

  • EKG technician
  • Medical Assistant

 

What types of companies might hire me?

  • Clinical research
  • Hospital clinics
  • Medical clinics
  • Medical offices
  • Outpatient offices
  • Specialty medical offices
    • Cardiology
    • Dermatology
    • Endocrinology
    • Orthopedics
    • Surgery

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