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Medical Assistant Programs at Genesis—New Classes Start Monthly!

Take your first step towards a new career. With the healthcare industry growing at an accelerated pace, employers are increasingly in need of individuals who are well trained in patient care, medicine, and laboratory work.

The medical assistant program at Genesis—with new classes starting every month—involves a combination of thorough classroom instruction and extensive, hands-on training in the lab, using state-of-the-art equipment and computers. To supplement this academic instruction, training also includes an externship, providing students the opportunity to assist physicians and nurses in a hospital or other healthcare facility as they complete their education.

This comprehensive medical assistant training ensures that Genesis graduates have the skills, knowledge, and experience they need to excel.

During medical assistant school, Genesis students become well versed in:

  • Phlebotomy
  • Clinical laboratory work
  • Medical law
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Diagnostic procedures
  • Medicine administration

Genesis’ medical assistant school has locations in Cookeville and Lebanon, Tennessee, as well as Dalton and South Atlanta, Georgia. Request more information about the medical assistant program by clicking below, or learn more about how to become a medical assistant in the Genesis Career Center.

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Your Future Career Options as a Certified Medical Assistant

A Medical Assistant certification creates career opportunities in a variety of settings:

  • Physician’s Offices
  • Clinics
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Care Providers
  • Hospitals

As you look into your new career as a Medical Assistant, be sure to research some of the real-life details of your new trade such as job outlook, self-employment opportunities, earning potential in your chosen career track and details of your new work environment. We recommend to you the resources of the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Department of Labor’s O-Net, where all this information can be found and more.

Want to know how to get your medical assistant license? Read our step-by-step guide, so you have an idea of what to expect after your finish your medical assistant program.

Genesis Career College is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In order to view detailed job placement and completion information for this program offered by Genesis Career College, please visit and click on the “Authorized Institutions Data” button at the bottom of the page.

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Financial Aid

At Genesis Career College, we offer financial aid to those that qualify. These programs can help you afford college through any combination of grants and student loans. We are a participant in the Title IV Federal Student Financial Aid program. The Financial Planner at each individual campus will assist you in completing your free application for Federal Student Aid.

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