Program Details & Tool Bonus Information
Medical Assistants Have a Bright Future!
The Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks Medical Assistants among the fastest growing occupations. Employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 23 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.1. Job opportunities should be excellent, particularly for those with formal training. Medical Assistants who earn certification and have familiarity with electronic health records (EHRs) may have better job prospects.1
High Demand Skills
Students learn both clinical and administrative skills. Graduates will be well-prepared to for entry-level positions working at the front desk and providing direct patient care. Skills taught include:
- Introduction to the Industry
- Communications/Mental Health
- Legal & Ethical Issues in Healthcare
- Medical Terminology/Anatomy & Physiology/Nutrition
- Clinical Management of the Patient/Vital Signs
- EKG (Electrocardiology)
- Phlebotomy & Special Lab Testing
- CPR and First Aid Certification
- Aseptic Technique & Speciality Procedures
- Medical Office Management
- Finance & Introduction to Insurance
- Front & Back Office/Electronic Medical Records
- Job Search Skills
- “Shadowing” & a 160-hour Internship
“Shadowing” and Internship
The 160-hour Medical Assistant Internship helps students transition from the classroom into the workforce. Students get real life experience, and earn a positive reference for future employment. Students may also receive an offer of employment at the internship site.
Students “shadow” (observe) medical professionals twice during their program to prepare for internships. Sites include physician’s offices, group practices, hospitals and urgent care settings.
Medical Assistant students who obtain verified training-related employment within 90-days of graduation are eligible to receive a Littmann Stethoscope to use on the job. The complete Tool Bonus Policy is outlined in the Student Orientation Booklet. Please see an Admissions Representative for the complete Tool Bonus Policy
Faculty & Staff
MTTI Instructors are highly experienced health care professionals that meet the standards of approval by the Massachusetts Office of Private Occupational School Education (OSE) within the Division of Professional Licensure (DPL) and the ACCSC (the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.) MTTI Instructors and Staff work together with Career Service Specialists to assist students in pursuing their career goals.
Students who successfully complete the 900-hour program will receive a Medical Assistant Diploma. Each of MTTI’s programs has been approved by the Massachusetts state education agency and the ACCSC (the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.)
Costs for 2016-2017 tuition, fees and supplies, before any Title IV funding loans are applied are listed on the Consumer Information Page for this program.
For information on graduation rates, median debt of graduates completing this program and other important information, please visit the Program Consumer Information page.
For Gainful Employment information about this program, view the Gainful Employment Disclosure for the Medical Assistant program.
1Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook 2016-17