Medical Assisting

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Medical Assisting

Our Medical Assisting (MA) program can prepare you to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures in a healthcare setting. While the majority of medical assistants work in physicians’ practices, their duties vary from office to office.

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

Values & Benefits

  1. Flexibility

    Whether you enjoy hands-on patient care and interaction in a large healthcare facility or prefer to work in a smaller physician's office, medical assisting offers a variety of options when it comes to location, specialty, and size of the practice.

  2. Career Potential

    Mastering the concepts of medical assisting will make you a valuable asset to many different types of healthcare institutions, from sizable hospitals to private practices. It also boosts your salary potential and opens the door to obtaining a four-year or master’s degree.

  3. Outlook

    When it comes to income and career prospects, the medical assisting field has a very promising outlook. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of medical assisting is projected to grow 19% by the year 2029. The in-demand careers typically provide generous pay and growth opportunities.

  4. Job Satisfaction

    A career in medical assisting is a great choice if you have a passion for helping people. It involves a high level of patient interaction and building personal connections, which can be extremely rewarding. 

Career Opportunities

There are many employment opportunities for Medical Assisting graduates, including:

  • Health insurance organizations
  • Hospices
  • Hospitals
  • Mental health facilities
  • Nursing homes
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Physicians’ offices
  • Rehabilitation facilities

Learn more about Medical Assisting program student outcome data.

Medical Assisting Programs

Title Credential Credit Hours Link to program details
Medical Assisting AAS Degree 72 ‌‌
Medical Assisting Diploma Diploma 44 ‌‌
Medical Scribe Certificate Certificate 12 ‌‌

Contact Information

Health Sciences
Perdue Hall
New Bern Campus

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