Astrodome Career Centers is excited to offer Houston-based health care education and training with the new Medical Assistant Certificate program! Our Medical Assistant Certificate program offers all of the courses and classes needed to prepare to become a medical assistant in as little as 9 months. The MA program is taught at our campus in south central Houston, near the Astrodome and close to the I-610 Loop with public transportation options. We offer job placement assistance for our graduates, so it’s a great way for you to get started on the path to an exciting new career in health care!
Medical Assistants help doctors and patients in a variety of health care facilities, including clinical practice offices. The job responsibilities of a medical assistant may involve both administrative and clinical work; the 2016-2017 BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook notes that “their duties vary with the location, specialty, and size of the practice.” This means that training and certification as a medical assistant can give you opportunities to truly pursue the health care career that you’ve always wanted. From working directly with patients to helping to make sure that patient records are entered and updated correctly in a computer system, medical assisting offers something for everyone passionate about being a vital part of a medical team.
Other courses include: Master Student/Study Skills; Professionalism; and Keyboarding/Computer Applications
After graduating from ACC with your Medical Assistant Certificate, you won’t be on your own. Astrodome Career Centers offers local job placement assistance, backed by over 25 years of experience in educating members of Houston’s allied health care workforce. With our interview tips and resume writing help, you’re sure to make a good impression on potential employers. Earning your Medical Assistant Certificate from ACC may also help to prepare you to pursue additional credentialing in medical assisting; contact us today for more information.
For the most recent data about medical assistant salary information, please consult the BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook. Medical Assisting jobs are expected to grow 29% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for other occupations according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics*.
Below is a link to a PDF outlining the Astrodome Security Report for the calendar years 2014, 2015, and 2016.
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