Medical Assisting Program Overview
Delta Tech’s Medical Assisting Program combines hands-on training with classroom instruction to provide students with the expertise needed to start an entry-level position as a medical assistant.
Delta Tech's instructors have real-world experience, and guide students through a comprehensive curriculum that incorporates hands-on training in both basic and routine clinical and administrative tasks. Students will learn the following:
- Assisting with EKG, x-ray procedures, first-aid, and phlebotomy
- Conducting clinical procedures to prepare patients, such as taking vital signs
- Properly sterilizing equipment to optimize patient health
- Supporting physicians throughout procedures and office surgeries
Depending on the employer, medical assistants may be required to effectively perform administrative office tasks including digital record keeping, data entry, billing, coding, scheduling, and handling insurance claims. Our 35-week Medical Assisting Program includes training on these responsibilities.
Graduates of Delta Tech’s Medical Assisting Program should have an understanding of health-related ethics and other business principles that affect the doctor’s relationship with the patient.
For medical assistant certification, Delta Tech prepares students to take the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) National Medical Assistant (NCMA) Certification Exam at the end of the externship.
*Not all programs and courses are available at all campuses.
- Introduction to Medical Assisting
- Body Organization with Billing & Coding
- Body System & Testing with Office Management
- Phlebotomy & Injections with Communications
- Body Systems with Life Span Care & Ethics
- Externship Review Class & Externship
*The first training module taken will be the Introduction to Medical Assisting and the last training module taken will be the Externship Review Class & Externship. All other modules can be taken in any order.
Medical Assisting FAQ
- The specific responsibilities of a medical assistant are often impacted by their employing physician’s specialty. However, common clinical duties often include recording medical histories, documenting vital signs, explaining treatment procedures to patients, preparing patients for examination, and assisting the physician during examination.
The administrative duties may include answering phones, greeting patients, updating medical records, scheduling appointments, and making arrangements for hospital admissions and laboratory services.
- According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for medical assistants was $34,800 in May 2019. Many medical assistants work full-time and some can take on additional hours in the evenings, and on weekends and holidays to earn extra income.
- Throughout the Delta Tech Medical Assisting Program, students are trained to perform in entry-level positions normally available in offices of physicians, hospitals (state, local, and private), outpatient care centers, and offices of chiropractors.
- BLS expects the employment of medical assistants to grow 19% between 2019 and 2029, which may be because the medical profession continues to grow as a result of longer lifespans and advancements in procedures, treatments and medications.
Medical Assisting at Delta Technical College
Medical assistant programs prepare students with the skills they will use in doctor’s offices, including assisting with EKGs and x-rays, phlebotomy, labs, and more. The Medical Assisting Program at Delta Tech (DTC) is taught by instructors with real-world experience. DTC medical assistant training classes include hands-on lab instruction and classroom training. Students finish the 9-month program with an externship program that gives students in-the-field experience, and helps them learn what type of position they may want to pursue after graduation. Watch this two-minute video to see what it’s like to begin your career in medical assisting at Delta Tech.
Delta Tech offers a variety of financing options to qualifying students. Financial Aid Representatives are available at each of our campuses to assist you. Please contact your nearest Delta Tech campus today to learn more.
Enrollment and outcome information and the ACCSC annual reports for each program in Adobe PDF format. Please note, all programs are not offered at all campuses.
Medical Assisting Careers
At Delta Tech (DTC), graduates will receive the medical assistant training necessary to enter the medical assisting field at the entry level. DTC offers a medical assistant program in Mississippi, preparing graduates with the necessary skills to work as medical assistants in doctor’s offices and outpatient clinics.
The role of a medical assistant can include clerical duties, such as assisting with the front desk and billing. Clinical duties are included as well, such as assisting the doctor with patient exams, or preparing samples for the lab. After completing medical assistant training, graduates may choose to work in specialized fields, such as geriatrics, pediatrics, or dermatology. Additionally, as technology advances in the field of medical record keeping, medical assistants could have the opportunity to learn new skills on the job.
Medical assistants are a vital part of most medical offices, and the profession continues to grow as a result of the population living longer and advancements in procedures, treatments, and medications. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the job outlook for medical assistants will increase by 19% from 2019 to 2029. In comparison, the average growth rate for all occupations is 4%. *www.bls.gov
Delta Tech is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC).
Delta Tech is approved by the United States Department of Education to participate in the Federal Financial Aid Program.
Delta Technical College is licensed by the Mississippi Commission on Proprietary Schools and College Registration, Certificate No. C-624. Licensure indicates only that minimum standards have been met; it is not an endorsement or guarantee of quality. Delta Technical College is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.