Medical Assisting

 

Work alongside physicians as a multi-skilled healthcare professional. In this innovative, accelerated program, you’ll work at a sponsoring company while taking classes.

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What is Medical Assisting?

Medical Assistants are vital in the day-to-day operations of medical practices, doctor's offices and other healthcare facilities. Physicians count on Medical Assistants to greet patients, prepare patients for exams and, in many cases, perform routine clinical tasks like taking patient history, collecting vital signs, blood pressure, height and weight, temperature, and more. In addition, they also often help with the administrative tasks of running an office: answering phones, making appointments, data entry and paperwork. Get a great start in the health care field at Southeast!

average base pay
Based on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
$29,469
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low: $24k med: $29k high: $40k

What will I do on the job?

The Medical Assistant is a vital liaison between the doctor and patient and plays an important role in diagnosis and treatment. The many different roles assumed in this profession assure a fast moving and challenging career. You can go to work in physician offices, clinics, public and private hospitals, nursing homes, outpatient care facilities, medical laboratories or in chiropractic, osteopathic, ophthalmic or other health related offices.

What are my career choices?

Doctors offices, outpatient clinics, and other ambulatory health care facilities. As health care expands, the demand for medical assistants is expected to grow much faster than the average for all other occupations.

Medical Assisting Career Median Annual
SalaryBased on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
Phlebotomist $29,500
Electrocardiograph Technician $43,496
Medical Office Insurance Billing and Coding $29,469
Medical Office Administrative Assistant $29,522
Medical Office Limited Radiography $29,522
Medical Assisting $29,469

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Degree

  • General Occupational and Technical Studies

Diploma

Additional Information

Now accepting applications face to face or contact one of the program coordinators: 

  • Mary "Leann" Turner - Harlan & Pineville Campuses - 606-589-3234
  • Dana Mills - Whitesburg & Pineville Campuses - 606-589-3302

All three programs (Harlan, Pineville, and Whitesburg) start in January

Medical Assisting program brochure

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

Program Contact

Mary "Leann" Turner
Medical Assisting
Program Coordinator - Harlan & Pineville
606-589-3234

 

Dana Mills
Medical Assisting
Program Coordinator - Whitesburg & Pineville
606-589-3302
dmills0101@kctcs.edu