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Medical Assistant with Externship

Train for a New Career as a Medical Assistant and Make a Difference

When you train with CSU Bakersfield Extended Education, you can be prepared for a successful career as a medical assistant in just 4 months. The healthcare industry is growing rapidly and the U.S. Department of Labor estimates that the medical assistant field will grow by 29%, or over 184,000 jobs, by 2026.* The medical assistant career path offers several benefits.

Become a Medical Assistant for:

  • Helping people – You can work in a field that focuses on helping people and making a difference with their health every day. 
  • Competitive salaries and benefits – Medical assistants enjoy competitive salaries as well as the potential for traditional employment benefits. 
  • Top 20 best jobs – A job as a medical assistant ranks number 18 in best healthcare support jobs in the U.S.

What you'll learn

  • Certification preparation – CareerStep’s Medical Assistant program prepares you to take the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant(CCMA) Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT), and Certified EKG Technician (CET) industry certification exams offered through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
  • Comprehensive support – CareerStep offers you the flexibility of online training in addition to the assurance of experienced, one-on-one support.
  • Access to Career Advisors – After completing your course, Career Advisors are available to help you turn your training into a career by providing resume help, interview advice and job search tips.
  • A 130-hour Clinical Externship, which covers patient care, medical office administration, phlebotomy, and EKG is included with the course. 

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