Medical Assistant Degree Program

How a Medical Assistant degree program can launch your career

Are you ready to take the first step towards a career that is as challenging as it is rewarding. If you enjoy helping others and have always been curious about working in the medical field, consider a Medical Assistant career.

Elmira Business Institute offers a career-focused training program that allows you to unlock your inner potential while gaining the confidence and skills you need in your new career!


Medical assisting courses:

At Elmira Business Institute, our Medical Assisting program can prepare you for your new career with a foundational knowledge base of the medical field. You can take specialized medical assistant courses to learn skills you’ll need to function as part of a healthcare team. Courses include:

  • The Administrative Medical Assistant
  • Applied Medical Office Procedures
  • Healthcare Communications
  • Applied Computerized Billing
  • Clinical Procedures and Quality Control, and MORE!


The capstone is the medical assisting externship, which will give you the opportunity to practice what you’ve learned in a real world setting.

Medical Assisting duties :
Depending upon the employer, a medical assistant job description can include responsibilities on the administrative and clinical side of the practice. The responsibilities include:

  • Assisting the physician with patient examinations
  • Giving patients injections as directed by the physician
  • Measuring vital signs
  • Preparing blood for laboratory tests
  • Scheduling patient appointments
  • Taking and recording patient history and personal information

Medical Assisting career outlook
There’s never been a better time to pursue a career in the healthcare industry. If you enjoy working with people and helping them feel better, a medical assistant career could be the perfect fit.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that demand for qualified medical assistants will rise up to 23% by 2024. Although that means there will be many positions, competition will be high. The right education can make all the difference when pursuing your first medical assistant job.

Discover your ebi today!
Now is a great time to start a career in the healthcare field. You can complete your degree in as little as 16 months. To learn more about our Medical Assisting program in Elmira and Vestal, NY, call 800-NEW START.

Bureau 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 February 22, 2016).

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