Medical Assisting

Pensacola State College Medical Assisting Pensacola, Florida

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Updated May 13, 2024

The program focuses on equipping students with a solid understanding of medical assisting principles, hands-on clinical skills, and cultivating professional behavior essential for the medical field.

Skills Taught:

  • Cognitive Knowledge: Understanding medical assisting principles
  • Psychomotor Skills: Clinical skills like taking vital signs and administering injections
  • Affective Learning: Developing professional behavior and interpersonal skills

Program Features:

  • Accreditation by CAAHEP and MAERB ensuring high standards
  • Career Preparation for entry-level positions in medical facilities
  • Job Placement with a 75% retention rate and 71.43% job placement rate
  • Further Education opportunities for an Associate degree at Pensacola State College

Related Career Opportunities:

  • Primary Employers: Physicians' offices, clinics, and hospitals
  • Occupations: Administrative and clinical roles in healthcare
  • Other Occupations: EKG Aide, Medical Office Receptionist, Pharmacy Technician

Beyond Graduation:

  • Certification preferred by employers for national examination passers
  • Career Paths include business office manager, clinical manager, or practice administrator
  • Continued Education options for advanced degrees in health care fields

Tuition: How Much Does Pensacola State College's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

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Program Length: How Long Is Pensacola State College's Medical Assisting Certificate Program?

The program length for the Medical Assisting program at Pensacola State College is one year.

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About Pensacola State College

Pensacola State College (PSC) is a member of the Florida College System, offering baccalaureate and associate degrees, workforce certificates, business and industry training, non-credit continuing education, community outreach, and cultural enrichment opportunities for students and the community. 

The College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate degrees. Pensacola State College has expanded its academic offerings, focusing on career advancement and technical training, with over 120 majors and areas of concentration.

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