Medical assistants play an essential role in allied health by supporting everyday medical procedures and ensuring patients receive quality care. Take the first step toward an exciting new career with hands-on medical assistant training from Delta Technical College (DTC). Medical assistant training at DTC prepares you for a rewarding entry-level career and gives you the skills you need to succeed professionally. Medical assisting classes are enrolling now!
Medical Assisting Program Overview
Find an accredited trade school near you at DTC! Here’s what you can expect from medical assistant hands-on training at Delta Technical College (DTC):
*Evening classes are not available at all campuses
Hands-On Medical Assisting Classes
Body Organization & Systems | Billing & Coding | Office Management | Phlebotomy | Externship
The medical assistant instructors at DTC provide real-world experience to the classroom and lab. Through hands-on instruction, you will be trained in both clinical & administrative duties, including:
- Assisting with physical exams, EKGs, X-ray procedures & first aid
- Performing routine lab tests
- Administering medications (as directed by a physician)
- Understanding Integrated Electronic Health Records, HIPAA compliance & insurance
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.
What Makes the Medical Assisting Program at DTC Different?
Receive hands-on training in labs that simulate real healthcare environments
Complete your medical assistant training in just 9 months
All DTC medical assisting instructors have real-world experience in the medical field
Small class sizes and no general education courses required
Lifetime job placement assistance is available to all qualified graduates
Financial aid and scholarship opportunities available to students who qualify
Flexible class schedules are available
Medical Assisting FAQ
- The responsibilities of a medical assistant are influenced by their speciality and work setting. Administrative duties might include answering phones, greeting patients, managing patient medical records, managing appointment scheduling, and making arrangements for hospital admissions and laboratory services. Clinical responsibilities generally include recording medical history, taking vitals, addressing treatment procedures to patients, and preparing them for exams.For additional information, check out What is a Medical Assistant? or visit the NCCT website for more information about the NCMA exam.
- The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the median annual wage for medical assistants was $35,850 as of May 20202. While BLS data indicates that salaries are higher for medical assistants working in outpatient care centers or physician offices, annual wages are dependent upon several factors including location and patient populations. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
For additional information, check out: How To Become a Medical Assistant
- Medical assistants are eligible to be hired into entry-level positions through allied environments like a physician, chiropractor, and/or podiatrist’s office or clinic.
For more information, check out: What Does a Medical Assistant Do?
- As the allied health industry continues to grow from increased populations and advancements in medical assistant technology, MAs are increasingly in demand with a strong job outlook. The U.S. BLS forecasts opportunities for medical assistants may increase as much as 19% from 2019 to 2019.
For more information, check out: Pros and Cons of a Medical Assistant Career
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 Technical College (DTC) 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 DTC campus today to learn more.
Enrollment and outcome information for all Illinois-based campuses and the ACCSC annual reports for each program can be found in Adobe PDF format. Please note, all programs are not offered at all campuses. For more information, visit the Medical Assisting Program Enrollment & Outcomes.
DTC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC).
DTC 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.