Medical Assistant Training Programs

In as little as 12 months you can get trained for a career as a medical assistant. Be part of one of the fastest growing careers according to the bureau of labor statistics. Reach out today.

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Medical Assistant Training Programs

In as little as 12 months you can get trained for a career as a medical assistant. Be part of one of the fastest growing careers according to the bureau of labor statistics. Reach out today.

Get the training you need in the Medical Assistant program at Swedish Institute in NYC so that you can be on the road to a new career in what is projected to be one of the country’s fastest-growing fields. Over the course of the next ten years, careers for medical assistants are projected to expand by 29%!**

Why choose Swedish Institute’s Medical Assistant Training Program?

  • Established in 1916, Swedish Institute has been providing career focused training in the New York metropolitan area for over 100 years.
  • Practical experience and externships provide students with an opportunity to assist and work in a variety of settings, both in our on-site laboratory and through an externship at a local hospital. Students learn to work and communicate effectively within a medical setting.
  • iPad Program – Students receive a fully equipped iPad with digital textbooks and useful apps, integrating modern technology for today’s careers.
  • Medical Assistant Certification exam (RMA) – Our program is part of the AMT School Recognition Program, where our students can sit for the RMA examination.*
  • Extensive curriculum that provides knowledge of bioscience, clinical procedures and diagnostic techniques, as well as medical office administration.
  • Experienced faculty brings a wealth of knowledge and experience into the classroom from their years of experience in the field.
  • Dedicated Career Services team with one-on-one guidance that is available to graduates for assistance on resume writing, mock interviews, job placement, and networking events.
  • Convenient location in Manhattan – Our campus is in the heart of Chelsea, just a few blocks away from Penn Station and many major subway and bus lines.
  • Flexible schedules that are designed to accommodate students’ busy lifestyles day or evening.

If you are interested in becoming a Certified Medical Assistant, our school’s Clinical and Administrative Medical Assistant training program provides students with the education and skills needed to become a valuable asset in any health care environment. Students gain an understanding of how to perform interoffice clinical and office tasks, such as taking vital signs, learning how to draw blood, reading lab results, phlebotomy/hematology techniques, 12-lead electrocardiography (ECG), basic pharmacology, patient care, and medical record-keeping. Successful completion of this degree program prepares students for entry-level medical assisting jobs in various healthcare settings.

Medical Assistant Training Programs

The school’s graduates of the Clinical and Administrative Medical Assistant Program receive an Associate in Occupational Studies degree (AOS) that is authorized by the New York State Board of Regents. The Medical Assistant Associate Degree opens up many career opportunities for our graduates.

Graduates are eligible to sit for the Registered Medical Assistant Certification examination (RMA), provided by the American Medical Technologist (AMT).

Becoming a Certified Medical Assistant: What to Expect in the Program

Many wonder, “How long do medical assistants go to school?” Swedish Institute’s Clinical and Administrative Medical Assistant Program is a 90 quarter-credit program that’s available in 6-quarter (18-month) and 7-quarter (21-month) course sequences. Our school offers a day and evening schedule. Class times vary each quarter, giving students flexibility in scheduling their classes. Students will receive a class schedule prior to the beginning of each quarter (as outlined in the Student Handbook). Note that our school’s Medical Assistant Certificate program is only a 12-month course sequence. Take your medical assistant courses in a NYC setting, to get your certificate at the pace and flexibility that you need.

Through our Medical Assistant school program, students will obtain a comprehensive education in classes such as bioscience, clinical procedures, diagnostic techniques, patient care, and basic office administration. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the practice of clinical and administrative medical assisting in a variety of health care settings.

With the education provided in this program, students will be able to: practice within legal, ethical, and professional standards; understand and respect the principles of privacy and patient rights in regard to medical records; work collaboratively and communicate effectively with physicians, nurses, healthcare teams, patients and their families; and apply critical thinking and ethical reasoning skills in decision-making situations in a health care environment. Pursuing a Medical Assistant Certificate has several job opportunities in the healthcare field.

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*Upon graduation

**According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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