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Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant

Medical Assistants are multi-skilled health professionals specifically educated to work in ambulatory settings performing administrative and clinical duties. The practice of medical assisting directly influences the public’s health and well-being, and requires mastery of a complex body of knowledge and specialized skills requiring both formal education and practical experience that serve as standards for entry into the profession.

“The Medical Assistant Program here at SCCC is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).”

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

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Clearwater, FL 33756

Career Options

Recipients of the Medical Assistant Certificate can find employment in local hospitals, medical offices and other ambulatory healthcare facilities. Why this career is booming: As the baby boomer generation ages and needs more preventive medical services, doctors look to hire more certified medical assistants to complete routine administrative and clinical duties, says the Department of Labor.


Kathryn Quinn