Are You Ready For an Essential Medical Career?

Become a Medical Assistant with Training from HDMC!

Are you searching for stability in a job market that can feel uncertain? If you are tired of your current job, and ready for a career that offers you stability and personal fulfilment, medical assisting might be a great choice for you! High Desert Medical College offers hybrid, hands-on, and online classes to train you for important medical careers in a short amount of time, and HDMC’s clinical medical assistant training can be completed in as few as 34 weeks! Learn the necessary administrative and clinical skills for immediate employment, and gain the knowledge to test for valuable industry certifications. If you are ready for a career that is in high demand in today’s job market, then consider HDMC’s Clinical Medical Assisting program! 

At High Desert Medical College, we train students for medical careers that are in high demand. Healthcare workers are essential, and medical assistants are vital to our healthcare system. Medical assistants work directly with both patients and other healthcare workers, providing critical support and assistance to nurses, physicians, and doctors. As a medical assistant you may work in doctor’s offices, hospitals, medical clinics, nursing homes, and other healthcare settings. These important healthcare workers are in high demand across the country, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects this field will continue to grow over the 2019-2029 decade at an incredible rate of 19% annually. If you are looking to enter a field loaded with opportunity and potential for growth, medical assisting could be right for you!

Medical assistants are responsible for both administrative and clinical tasks, and students in HDMC’s Clinical Medical Assistant program learn the essential skills to be successful in every capacity of their future positions. HDMC’s Clinical Medical Assistant program is a diploma program that can be completed in as few as 34 weeks (36 semester credits), and graduates of this program will receive their Certificate of Completion as well as will be prepared to test for the nationally-recognized CMA  certification.  

HDMC utilizes a hybrid learning model that includes a combination of hands-on instruction and online theory coursework. Our technology makes it possible to simulate true-to-life program learning for classes that are not currently on campus, and hybrid-online programs offer you the flexibility to complete a portion of your program online. Our hybrid-online format is perfect for busy and working students; with HDMC, you can train to enter the growing healthcare field without quitting your current job!

Learning from dedicated, experienced instructors, students in HDMC’s Clinical Medical Assistant program learn to perform the following clinical and administrative tasks:

  • Greeting patients and answering telephone calls
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Verifying patient information and health insurance
  • Updating and filing patients’ medical records
  • Recording information in medical recordkeeping systems, such as the Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system
  • Completing and filing paperwork such as surgical permission forms, health check forms and insurance paperwork
  • Preparing the examination rooms
  • Preparing and handling medical instruments and supplies
  • Measuring patients’ vital signs
  • Administering medications and injections
  • Collecting and preparing specimens of bodily fluids and tissues for laboratory testing
  • Preparing the patient for any scheduled procedures, and answering any questions they may have regarding the procedure


If a promising new career as a medical assistant sounds interesting to you, then give HDMC a call at 888-633-4362 today! High Desert Medical College, with locations in Bakersfield, Lancaster and Temecula, California, offers flexible online-hybrid programs to train busy people just like you for rewarding careers in the medical field. Get started today by contacting our Admissions Department; they are standing by to answer any questions you have about HDMC and our clinical medical assisting program. Don’t wait any longer to pursue a better career- your healthcare career begins here, with training from HDMC!

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