Choose a Career With Options
Finding employment in healthcare can be difficult if you don’t have training or experience. Leeward CC now offers a Medical Assisting Program designed to get you started, and features preparation/ testing fees for multiple credentials to give you a well-rounded skillset. Our standards are aligned with national certifications and our evening/weekend schedule is made to accommodate those who may be working or going to school during the day.
As a Medical Assistant you may pursue a rewarding career in a number of settings, including: family and internal medicine clinics, hospitals, pain centers, and a variety of specialty areas.
Your Healthcare Career Begins Here
WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2018.
Follow the steps below if you are interested in attending our Spring 2019 class.
*Scholarship offered for first course is no longer available, but you may inquire about other sources of tuition assistance.
Medical Assisting FAQs
What does a Medical Assistant do?
Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. Their duties vary with the location, specialty, and size of the practice.
What kind of work environment?
Most medical assistants work in physicians’ offices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, and other healthcare facilities.
How do I become a Medical Assistant?
Most medical assistants have postsecondary education such as a certificate. Others enter the occupation with a high school diploma and learn through on-the-job training.
What is the pay?
The median annual wage for medical assistants was $32,480* in May 2017.
What is the job outlook?*
Employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 29 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. The growth of the aging baby-boom population will continue to increase demand for preventive medical services, which are often provided by physicians. As a result, physicians will hire more assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties, allowing the physicians to see more patients.
*Outlook and salary per Bureau of Labor Statistics https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/home.htm