Learn More about Medical Assistant Career Training at High Desert Medical College!
Learn More about Medical Assistant Career Training at High Desert Medical College!

5 Quick Questions

Have you thought about training for a career in the healthcare field? Maybe it’s time to consider training for a career as a Medical Assistant! At High Desert Medical College, we specialize in healthcare career training, including medical assistant training. Our career training programs are hands-on and practical, and are designed to be completed in a short amount of time. With career training from High Desert Medical College, you can get the training you need to start your medical assistant career sooner! Ready to learn more? Check out these Five Quick Questions! 

Five Quick Questions – Medical Assistant Career Training at HDMC

What Will I Learn in HDMC’s Medical Assisting Program?

Under the supervision of dedicated, experienced instructors, students in HDMC’s Clinical Medical Assisting program learn to complete both front and back-office tasks, including:

  • 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

Is HDMC’s Medical Assisting Program Online or In-Person?

HDMC’s Clinical Medical Assisting program is offered in a hybrid-online format; students learn classroom theory online, while completing hands-on training in on-campus labs. The Medical Assistant program also includes an externship component, in which students complete 160 hours in an externship placement, empowering them to practice their skills in a real-world environment.

This flexible hybrid learning model makes career training accessible even for busy, working students. With HDMC, you can attend school to pursue your healthcare career dream, even while you work your current job and/or attend to family and caretaking responsibilities.

What Will I Get When I Complete HDMC’s Medical Assisting Program?

HDMC’s Clinical Medical Assisting program can be completed in as few as 34 weeks! Upon completion of the program, graduates receive a Certificate of Completion, Clinical Medical Assisting diploma as well as CPR and First Aid certification from the Red Cross. Upon completion of the program, graduates will also be prepared to test for nationally-recognized MA certification.

Does HDMC offer Financial Aid to Medical Assisting Students?

Yes, HDMC offers Financial Aid to those who qualify! HDMC’s Financial Aid Office assists students in applying for any financial aid programs for which they are eligible, and can provide assistance with completing and submitting a Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Can HDMC Help Me Find a Job After I Complete the Medical Assisting Program?

HDMC’s Career Services department offers placement assistance! The Career Services department provides every student with a wide range of career support services, including resume writing assistance, job searching and networking, interviewing skills, and comprehensive job placement assistance.

If you still have questions about High Desert Medical College or our Clinical Medical Assisting program, don’t hesitate to give us a call! Click here to contact the Admissions department, or call (888) 633-4362.

If you are interested in touring one of our campuses, come visit us this week! Stop by the HDMC Lancaster, Temecula, or Bakersfield campus locations anytime for a campus tour, no appointment is needed. Just check in at the front office between 8 am to 7 pm, Monday through Thursday, and 8 am to 5 pm on Fridays.

At High Desert Medical College, we are here to help you make your career goals a reality. If you are ready to take the first step towards your medical assisting career, contact High Desert Medical College to learn how to get started today! The Clinical Medical Assisting program is enrolling now, and classes begin soon! 

Start your Medical Assistant Career, with training from High Desert Medical College!

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