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June 30 deadline to apply to ACTC Medical Assisting Program

Published on May 28, 2024

With ACTC’s Medical Assisting Program, you can go from the classroom to your career as a certified Medical Assistant in just 10 short months. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2024. 

Medical Assistants are vital in the day-to-day operations of medical practices, doctor’s offices, and other healthcare facilities. Physicians count on Medical Assistants to greet patients, prepare patients for exams and in many cases, perform routine clinical tasks like taking patient history, collecting vital signs, blood pressure, height and weight, temperature and more. In addition, they also often help with the administrative tasks of running an office, such as answering phones, making appointments, data entry and paperwork. 

ACTC recently celebrated our first two Medical Assisting program graduates, Hannah Kiser and Zachary Pack, both of which have passed the National certification and have been offered a job. They both completed the program with high GPA’s and outstanding attendance. 

“The Medical Assisting Program at ACTC is set up so that students can receive a Medical Assistant Certificate once they complete the fall and spring semester,” shared Kellie Cyrus, ACTC MA Program Coordinator/Professor. “Then, they can sit for the National Certification Exam and upon successfully passing the exam, they will be a certified Medical Assistant and be able to begin work immediately in 10 short months.”

The Medical Assistant is a vital liaison between the doctor and patient and plays an important role in diagnosis and treatment. The many different roles assumed in this profession assure a fast moving and challenging career. Upon completion of the program, you can go on to work in physician offices, clinics, public and private hospitals, nursing homes, outpatient care facilities, medical laboratories or in chiropractic, osteopathic, ophthalmic, or other health related offices. 

“Medical Assistants are needed and in high demand,” Cyrus continued. “It’s never too late to try something new!”

As health care expands, the demand for medical assistants is expected to grow much faster than the average for all other occupations. 

Visit https://ashland.kctcs.edu/education-training/program-finder/medical-assisting.aspx to learn more. 

For more information, email Cyrus at kellie.cyrus@kctcs.edu.