Medical Administrative Assisting

Are you interested in a rewarding career in an industry that continues to see tremendous growth? The healthcare industry is growing and filled with opportunities. A career as a Medical Administrative Assistant could be a great choice for you!

With High Desert Medical College’s Hybrid, Hands-on, and Online courses, you can get the training you need for a rewarding healthcare career in as few as 15 weeks!

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At High Desert Medical College, our Medical Administrative Assistant program is designed to prepare students to work in the essential field of administrative healthcare. Medical Administrative Assistants are important support team members, responsible for completing administrative tasks in the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other health practitioners. This 15-week program provides students with intensive training to learn the skills to complete the tasks required of Medical Administrative Assistants.

Students in the Medical Administrative Assistant learn:

- Greeting patients and answering telephone calls
- Scheduling appointments
- Verifying patient information and health insurance
- Updating and filing patients’ medical records
- Preparing and processing insurance claims
- Administering the day-to-day functions of a medical office

Graduates receive a Certificate of Completion, Medical Administrative Assistant diploma. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks Medical Assisting as among the fastest growing occupations over the 2019-2029 decade. Employment is projected to grow 19%, much faster than the average for all occupations (BLS). As of 2019, Medical Assistants held about 725,200 jobs in hospitals, physician’s officers, private medical clinics, and other healthcare settings.

HDMC is ITRAIN and CAL JOBS approved
High Desert Medical College is listed on ITRAIN and CAL JOBS for our Medical Administrative Assisting program. HDMC is a partner with the South Bay Workforce Investment Board (SWIB) – an agency for the state of California that pays for training services to unemployed people seeking a new career field.

How does it work?
Go to your unemployment office and meet with a counselor looking for resources to train for a new career. High Desert Medical College is on listings called ITRAIN and CAL JOBS that give the unemployment counselors schools that SWIB finances the training. The counselor will give you a voucher which you bring to HDMC to attend. Both of our campuses are listed on this site – Bakersfield and Lancaster.

Contact HDMC today if you or someone you know is unemployed. You may qualify for training services to be paid through the State, which will allow you to start training for your new Medical Administrative Assistant career.


  • Total Weeks in Program: 15 Weeks
  • Semester Credit Hours: 24.27
  • Total Clock Hours: 560
  • Classroom Hours: 480
  • Clinical Externship Hours: 80
  • Teacher/Student ratio: 1/Class Lab 1/20
  • Student will receive a Certificate of Completion
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