Career Paths & Consumer Information for the Medical Assistant Program in Massachusetts and Rhode Island

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Students completing the Medical Assistant program work in many general and specialty medical settings, including internal medicine, family medicine, women's care, pediatrics, neurology, oncology, bariatric surgery, gastroenterology, endocrinology, dermatology, ophthalmology, and urgent care medicine. Graduates of the Medical Assistant program are prepared for the following recognized occupations (as defined by O*NET–SOC codes, which are used by workforce professionals to create job orders):

  • 31-9092.00 - Medical Assistant
  • 31-9097.00 - Phlebotomist*

For a description of each category, please go to:

Successful participation in this program enables you to apply for entry-level positions including the following:
  • Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Administrative Medical Assistant
  • Outpatient Surgery Technician
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Patient Service Representative  
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Medical Receptionist
  • Medical Secretary
  • Hospital Unit Secretary
  • EKG Technician
  • Phlebotomist*

*May need to pass the Registered Phlebotomy exam after meeting optional venipuncture and capillary stick requirements in MTTI's program

Graduation and Employment Rates

Accredited Career and Technical Schools are held to high standards of graduation and employment. We calculate on-time program completion and employment according to the formula established by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). 

The ACCSC sets as a benchmark a minimum of 68% training related employment for each program each year. We strive to meet and exceed this benchmark for every program each year.

MTTI’s goal is education for employment. We assist each graduate for as long as they are interested in and willing to seek employment; therefore the employment numbers and percentages are not necessarily final. As graduates continue to seek work and enter into employment, employment percentages can increase.

We recognize there are many reasons that a graduate might not go into program-related employment directly after school. MTTI counts as employed only those graduates whose employment can be verified in occupations related to the program of study. We do not count as employed those graduates who choose not to obtain employment at this time, or who remain in or return to their past (non-training-related jobs).

In calculating employment percentages, we can remove from the total count, graduates* who:  

  • Pursue additional education at another school (and are not working)
  • Enter the military (unless they accept program-related work within the military)*
  • Are unable to work while ill or injured

* Verified by death certificate, physician's note confirming permanent or long-term disability, documentation of military service or proof of continuing education.

MTTI is proud of our many successfully employed graduates. To learn how we prepare students for successful employment, please see the Computer Service Technician/Network Installer program page and also read our graduates’ Success Stories.

Program Year: 2014-2015 & Evening 2013-2014* [* / ** This report is a "snapshot" of all students who entered, graduated and were employed during the program year]

  • 34 students graduated; 31 were hired. One student was counted as not available for employment (medical, further education, etc.). The employment rate for the Medical Assistant program during 2014-2015 is 94%.
  • 13 evening students graduated; 7 were hired. The employment rate for the Medical Assistant evening students for program year 2013-2014 is 54%.  This reflects students enrolled between 7/1/13 and 6/30/14. 

*According to ACCSC standards, graduation and employment rates are reported behind the current program year, to give graduates time to obtain employment. **This reflects students enrolled between 7/1/13 and 6/30/14. This is a 75-week, part-time program. Therefore students from 12/13 may be enrolled.

On-time Completion Rate

The on-time completion rate is the number of students who completed the program within the normal time during program year 2014-2015. There may be additional students that successfully graduated after taking a Leave-of-Absence (LOA) because they had documented medical issues or a death in the family, etc. There may also be additional students who transferred to a part-time program and subsequently graduated. These graduates are not figured into the on-time graduation rate.

On-time Completion Rate Current Program Year: 2014-2015:

Of 59 students, 50 graduated, resulting in an 85% graduation rate. Of the 50 students graduating, 43 completed on-time. Therefore, the on-time completion rate for the Medical Assistant program for the program year 2014-2015 is 86%.

Cost for the Medical Assistant Program

Costs listed for this program are tuition and fees before any Title IV funding loans are applied. Most students qualify for loan and/or grant assistance. Tuition and supplies for this is program during 2016-2017* are:

  • $50 for the Application Fee
  • $100 for Textbooks/Supplies
  • $15,650 for Tuition (includes scrubs/uniforms,and a Littmann Stethoscope upon obtaining verified training related employment) 

*NOTE: According to the Gainful Employment regulations, the GE chart reports tuition and books/supplies for 2014-2015. The 2016-2017 costs shown above are the ones currently in effect for incoming students.

Median Loan Debt

The median loan debt incurred by students who completed the Medical Assistant program during 2014-2015 is broken down into several categories:

  • The Title IV loan debt (amount borrowed) is $9133.00
  • The private education loan debt (amount borrowed) is $0