Will I be a certified Medical Assistant at the end of this program?

You will get a certificate of completion at the end of the program. You can sit for the National Healthcareer Professionals certification exam to become a CCMA.

Are there any types of special immunizations required to work in this field?

Students need to have the Hepatitis B series as well as the TB skin test to work in the externship environment.

Will I actually get to work on live patients during my training or will it only be with manikins? 

Your training will consist of working on both manikins and live patients.

What is the job outlook for Medical Assistants? 

Employment of dental assistants is projected to grow 29 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. The growth of the aging baby-boom population will continue to increase demand for preventive medical services, which are often provided by physicians. As a result, physicians will hire more assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties, allowing the physicians to see more patients.

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Program Length

40 Weeks*

Est. Median Salary

$15.17 per hour / $31,540 per year

Who Hires PCI Grads

  • KU Medical
  • HCA Midwest
  • Test Smartly Labs
  • Encompass Medical Group
  • St. Luke’s Medical Center
  • Midwest Cardiology & Associates

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* - Program length is assuming continual full-time enrollment and satisfactory academic progress.

** - Median salary information and projected job growth is from:  Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Dental Assistants, on the Internet at (visited January 03, 2018).