Get started in your new career in as little as 30 weeks!
Milwaukee Career College is dedicated to preparing students for entry-level positions in medical assisting through a combination of education, training and hands-on experience. You can finish the Medical Assistant diploma program in just 30 weeks by enrolling in daytime or afternoon classes or in 38 weeks by taking evening classes. Our Medical Assistant training program in Milwaukee, WI, emphasizes medical office support, including courses in:
- Patient interviewing and exam room techniques
- Nursing and surgical procedures
- Medical office management and medical insurance practices
- Basic medical office laboratory procedures
- Medical terminology
Find fulfillment in your career
Graduates of medical assistant programs typically seek work in the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors and other health practitioners. The duties of a medical assistant can vary, but typically include tasks like taking patient histories and measuring vital signs, helping physicians with patient examinations, administering patient injections, scheduling appointments, and preparing blood for laboratory tests. As more physicians adopt electronic health records, medical assistants are also tasked with learning relevant software programs to help manage records.
Join a growing field
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics , employment of medical assistants is expected to grow by 31 percent from 2010 to 2020. As of May 2010, the median annual wage for medical assistants was $28,860 – the top 10 percent earned more than $40,190.
If you’re considering medical assistant schools in Milwaukee and would like to prepare for a career that allows you to help others, contact Milwaukee Career College today to learn more about our Medical Assistant program!