Would you like to work with patients and become an important part of the medical team?

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

“The whole WVJC staff definitely knows what they are doing. If I needed help in anything they were always there for me. It felt like a familiar place I could always come back to.” – Denver Jack Trail, WVJC Student

In this program you will learn how to:

Students who receive their medical assisting 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 sugeries
  • Perform injections
  • Perform EKG
  • Medication preparation
  • Conduct medical research and writing
  • Review law and medical ethics

Career Opportunities

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

Externships and Certifications

At WVJC, we know your goal is to get in to your dream career fast. We’ve designed our Medical Assisting program to meet your career goals and the needs of local employers. Experience and certifications are a great way to improve your marketability to 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 with real people. This experience is invaluable and also allows you to showcase your skills to employers in your area who hire medical assistants.

Not only does our Medical Assisting program prepare you to be job ready, but it’s also designed to prepare you for 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**

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.

*Required/Included in Tuition/Fees

**Optional at own expense

“WVJC is a great path to take for those who are interested in a particular field without having to commit excessive time to achieve a degree, such as through a university.” – Morgan Casey, WVJC Student

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