Choosing the Right Medical Assistant Training Program
If you’re interested in becoming a Medical Assistant, but you’re not sure where to get started, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. The most important thing you can do to start your journey is to find the right training program.
Of course, the right Medical Assistant training program starts by finding the right school. At the American College of Healthcare and Technology, our program is designed to give you the skills necessary to learn both administrative and clinical skills.
So, what else should you look for in a quality Medical Assistant training program, and how can you decide if a certain program is right for you?
Decide on a Timeline
Whether you’re going back to school later in life or you’re starting your continued education journey for the first time, it’s important to decide how the length of the program factors into what you need.
Maybe you already have a job, or other commitments. Deciding on how long a program takes can make a big difference on whether it’s the right option for you. You can also factor in whether you need to drive to an actual location, or if you can do most of your work online.
If a program starts to take up too much of your time, it can feel like a burden, which can cause you to lose your motivation quickly. The program at the American College of Healthcare and Technology takes 36 weeks to complete, so you can become fully certified in less than a year.
Is it Affordable?
Going to school to become a Medical Assistant will require some type of program tuition. Choosing a school that offers financial aid can make your choice a lot easier!
At the American College of Healthcare and Technology, we participate in Federal Financial Aid programs, which is available to students who quality. To know if you qualify, you will need to stop by our Riverside or Huntington Park campuses and meet with a financial aid representative. Our friendly and knowledge financial aid team will assist from the first informational appointment through graduation. They are available to answer any questions you have before you’re a student and during.
There are no guarantees of finding a job immediately after you graduate from a Medical Assistant training program, but you should choose a program that will help to guide you along your way to a career.
The goal of completing your Medical Assistant program should be to find a career with longevity that makes you feel successful and fulfilled. Be careful when it comes to programs that will guarantee you a job – if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Instead of choosing a program that offers false claims, it’s better to choose one that will fully prepare you for the working world and make sure you have all the tools and resources necessary to land the job you’ve always wanted.
There is no “one” perfect Medical Assistant program out there. At the American College of Healthcare and Technology, we pride ourselves on a program that offers certification in just 36 weeks.
If you’re interested in learning more about the Medical Assistant Program at the American College of Healthcare and Technology, please call us at (888) 430-4224. One of our helpful Admissions Representatives will answer any questions you may have and will invite you in for one on one tour of the Medical Assistant Program at ACHT. You may also visit us online at www.ach.edu for more information.
American College of Healthcare and Technology has two convenient locations.
Our Huntington Park offers the following programs: Medical Assistant, Medical Billing & Coding, Veterinary Assistant, and Massage Therapy & Physical Therapy Aide.
Our Huntington Park campus proudly serves the following communities: Bell, Bell Gardens, Compton, Southgate, Los Angeles, Vernon, Maywood, Cudahy, Florence, South Central LA, Watts, Lynwood, City of Industry, Lawndale, Paramount, Inglewood, Commerce, Downy, Norwalk, Santa Fe Springs, Carson, Long Beach, Bellflower, Pico Rivera, Montebello, Whittier, Gardena, Hawthorne, El Monte, La Puente, Monterrey Park.
Our Riverside campus offers the following programs: Medical Assistant, Medical Billing & Coding, Veterinary Assistant, Massage Therapy & Physical Therapy Aide, Dental Assistant, Surgical Technology, and Pharmacy Technician.
Our Riverside campus proudly serves the following communities: Corona, Moreno Valley, Norco, Lake Elsinore, Perris, La Sierra, Arlington, Jurupa Valley, Rialto, Pedley, Mira Loma, Rubidoux, Bloomington, Colton, San Bernardino, Redlands, Wildomar, Temecula, Murrieta, Loma Linda, Fontana, Grand Terrace, and Glen Avon.
11801 Pierce St., Suite 100
Riverside, California 92505
6606 Pacific Blvd, Suite 204
Huntington Park, California 90255