The Medical Assisting field is red-hot: the U.S. Department of Labor expects medical assisting to be one of the fastest-growing occupations through 2022. Medical assistants are multi-skilled health professionals and often work at physicians’ offices and perform administrative and clinical duties. Medical assistants are cross-trained to perform routine administrative and clinical tasks under the direct supervision of a physician. Their duties vary depending on the specific size and specialty of the medical office.
The mission of the West Georgia Technical College Medical Assisting Program is to provide students with didactic and clinical learning experiences in the administrative and clinical skills necessary to succeed as inter-disciplinary medical assistants. Through hands on education, students are prepared for employment in various medical settings, including specialty offices, public health, and hospitals. Graduates of this Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited program will receive a diploma in medical assisting and are eligible to sit for the National Certification Exam offered by either the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) or American Medical Technologists (AMT).
The Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
Further information regarding accreditation of the Medical Assisting program can be found through The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
The medical Assisting Program at West Georgia Technical College has a student retention rate of 100% for the 2016 admission cohort, and there are a number of support services available to students to help aid in successful completion of the program.