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Associates in Medical Assisting

Platt College's Medical Assisting program prepares you to enter the fast-growing health care field. You can earn your Associates degree in as little as 15 months! Or earn your Diploma in as little as 11 months!

Medical Assistants are multi-talented Health Care industry professionals skilled in performing routine clinical and administrative procedures for physician's offices, outpatient clinics, nursing homes, and other health care facilities.

In a typical day as a Medical Assistant, you might:

  • Take and read vital signs
  • Perform venipuncture (blood draw)
  • Administer injections
  • Prepare patients to be seen by a physician
  • Perform diagnostic procedures
  • Perform basic lab procedures
  • Update and maintain patient charts and medical records
  • Take patient histories
  • Schedule appointments
  • Assist in cast application and removal
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