Launch Your Career with WVJC

WVJC can provide students with a wealth of benefits as part of its medical assistant programs. These include:

  • Being career-ready in months
  • Convenient locations and online options
  • Qualified instructors
  • Interactive labs
  • Externships
  • Career services
  • A quality, affordable education

Become a Clinical Medical Assistant and work with doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals to help examine and treat patients. And you can earn your Clinical Medical Assistant Associate Degree or a Medical Assisting Diploma in a matter of months.


“WVJC was the perfect stepping stone for me when I didn’t know where to turn in my college experience. Their medical assistant program provided hands-on clinical experience that gave me not only book knowledge, but also practical knowledge that I feel a traditional university experience doesn’t give you.”
– Caitlyn Thompson, Clinical Medical Assistant Program Graduate

Real Skills for Real Jobs

Students who receive their clinical medical assistant training from WVJC will gain the knowledge and skills needed to:

  • Obtain patient’s vital signs
  • Assist Physician or providers with physical exams
  • Perform visual acuity test
  • Obtain laboratory specimens
  • Perform capillary punctures for glucose testing
  • Perform CLIA waived testing
  • Perform phlebotomy
  • Sterilize medical equipment to achieve medical asepsis
  • Assist with minor office procedures and surgeries
  • Perform injections
  • Perform EKG
  • Medication preparation
  • Conduct medical research and writing
  • Review law and medical ethics

Applying Your Degree

Trying to determine a career path following your medical assistant school training? Some employment possibilities include the following areas:

  • Medical Assisting
  • Phlebotomy
  • Lab Assisting
  • EKG Monitoring
  • Unit Clerk
  • CLIA Waived Testing
  • Lab Testing

Associate degree students will also learn skills in the following medical assistant training focuses:

  • Medical office management
  • Medical insurance processing
  • Electronic health records
  • Computer and software usage

Medical Externships and Certifications

At WVJC, we know your goal is to start working in your dream career quickly. We’ve designed our Clinical Medical Assistant program to meet your occupational career goals along with the needs of local employers, and experience and certifications are a great way to improve your marketability to these employers.

As one of our Medical Assisting students, you will complete an externship as part of your program. This on-the-job training allows you to apply the skills you’ve learned in the real world to your ultimate role within a medical facility. This experience is invaluable and also allows you to showcase your skills to employers in your area who hire qualified medical assistants.

Not only does our thorough Clinical Medical Assistant program prepare you to be job-ready, but it’s also designed to prepare you for certain National Healthcareer Association (NHA) certification exams which can strengthen your appeal in the job market. Some of the certifications our students are qualified to take include:

  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant*
  • Certified EKG Technician**
  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician**

Clinical Medical Assistants are an important part of the medical team. You’ll dress in a medical uniform, have a worthwhile career you love, and be able to work toward financial security. To learn more about the program, call WVJC today or request information from our dedicated team.

*Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Required/ Included in Tuition/Fees.
**Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Optional at own expense.

“The staff is extremely helpful! If you need any type of assistance, they’re there for you. I’m so grateful that I have the opportunity to go to this school. The MA program is outstanding.” – Mady Greathouse, WVJC Student

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