School of Health & Medicine
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. If you have a passion for helping others and want to begin your career in the healthcare field, Genesis Career College’s Medical Assistant Program is the right place for you.
A career as a medical assistant is fulfilling, has a wide variety of experience, and does not require years of extensive studies. Medical assistants work alongside doctors and nurses to enhance the patient’s experience and ensure that medical offices are running smoothly. Medical assistants do a wide range of administrative and clinical work. As a medical assistant, you may help with administrative duties like scheduling appointments, managing patients’ medical records, and corresponding with insurance companies. On the patient care side of the job, medical assistants greet patients, take vital signs, draw blood, handle laboratory specimens, and perform diagnostic tests. Medical assistants have a high job placement rate and according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook, employment of medical assistants is expected to increase 29% by 2022. Becoming a medical assistant allows you to work in the healthcare field and truly make a difference without having to complete many years of expensive schooling.
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. Our program will help you develop the skills you need for both the administrative and patient care side of being a medical assistant. The program starts new every month, so you don’t have to worry about missing an application deadline. 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.
Real-life experience in the healthcare setting gives our students the opportunity to make connections within their field and help them determine where they may want to begin their new career as a medical assistant. Each local Genesis campus is a resource for new employees for the surrounding community’s businesses and organizations. Over the years, Genesis has established externship sites and job placements with local hospitals, medical clinics, and pharmacies. Just a few examples of our possible externship and job placement sites in Tennessee are Thomas Medical, Tennessee Physical Medicine and Pain Management, Dr. Kenneth Anderson Family Medicine, Reliable Healthcare Clinic, andCVS Pharmacy.
During medical assistant school, Genesis students become well versed in:
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.
A Medical Assistant certification creates career opportunities in a variety of settings:
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 www.tn.gov/thec and click on the “Authorized Institutions Data” button at the bottom of the page.
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.