Effective September 25th, 2017 Orion College is no longer enrolling students into the Medical Assistant Diploma Program
Length of Program: 10 Months
Take your education to the next level. Earn a Medical Assistant Diploma.
The Medical Assistant program provides students the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in a clinic or physician’s office. Throughout the program -and to function successfully in an entry-level position as a Medical Assistant- students are introduced to a vast knowledgebase required in the areas of anatomy & physiology, pathology, the body systems, medical terminology, medical front office procedures, x-ray, electrocardiography and laboratory diagnostic procedures. The program includes a balance of didactic classroom instruction and clinical experiences.
Employment of medical assistants is expected to grow 34 percent from 2008 to 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. As the healthcare industry expands because of technological advances in medicine and the growth and aging of the population, there will be an increased need for all healthcare workers.
* Students will complete a laboratory and externship component at a clinical site
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed a program, and other important information, please visit our Gainful Employment Disclosures page.