Launch Your Career With WVJC


Are you looking for an Online Clinical Medical Assistant program offered in PA? You’re in luck. Our program is ideal for those who enjoy helping others and who want to acquire the skills needed to succeed in a worthwhile career.

With our online associate degree, you could hold a variety of positions within the healthcare industry, such as working in hospitals, doctors’ offices and clinics. In our program, you will learn skills essential to patient care, as well as acquiring the medical administration information needed for a well-rounded education.

Whether you live in Pittsburgh, Waynesburg, New Castle, or anywhere in Southwest Pennsylvania, our online medical assistant degree program can start you on the path to your future!

“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

Features of Our Clinical Medical Assistant Degree Program


WVJC Online helps you balance your studies with work and family responsibilities, by offering you the opportunity to stay home and go to school. WVJC Online offers the following services:

  • Small-school atmosphere
  • Flexibility
  • 24/7 tech support
  • Mobile access
  • Interactive labs
  • Externships
  • Career services
  • Quality affordable degrees
  • Be career ready in months

Real Skills For Real Jobs


Clinical medical assistants are cross trained to perform a variety of clinical, lab, and administrative responsibilities that include, but are not limited 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

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 Clinical Medical Assistant program to meet your career goals and the needs of West Virginia employers. Experience and certifications are a great way to improve your marketability to employers.

As one of our Clinical Medical Assistant 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 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 can choose 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 career you love and be able to achieve financial security. To learn more about the program, call WVJC today or Request Information.

*Required/Included in Tuition/Fees

**Optional at own expense

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Scholarship Information

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