Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant and doctor making arrangements with the patient to schedule an appointment

Perform clerical or clinical duties in a hospital, clinic or a physician’s office.


A medical assistant performs clerical and/or clinical duties for physicians in their office or other medical settings. The purpose of this program is to prepare students to take the national certification exam for CMA (Certified Medical Assistant) offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants or the RMA (Registered Medical Assistant) offered by the American Medical Technologists.


Clerical duties may include scheduling and receiving patients, maintaining medical records, handling telephones calls, and assuming responsibilities for billing, collections, and insurance claims. Clinical duties may include preparing patients for examination and/or treatment; obtaining the blood pressure, pulse, and temperature; administering medication; assisting the physician in the examination; performing phlebotomy, medical laboratory procedure, and electrocardiograms.

Employment Opportunities:

A well-trained support staff is a tremendous asset to any clinical, medical, or dental setting. Skilled personnel is needed in a variety of areas such as physicians and dental offices, long-time-care facilities and hospitals, and medical insurance companies.

Career Opportunities:

  • Secretary
  • Medical Assistant
  • Physician Assistant

Employment Outlook:

Employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 18% from 2020 to 2030.


The average wage for this career in Florida is $16.31 hourly or $34,800 annually.

Completion Requirements:

The entire program is 1300 hours. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):

Location & Course’s Schedule:

Medical Assistant is available at the following school (s):

American Adult Education Center Monday – Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  

Note: Instruction available in English and Spanish in American Adult Education Center.

Contact Information at the Location:

Additional information can be provided by student services:

American Adult Education Center
(305) 557-3770
Dr. Maria Llossas
Bibiana Castro
Vicky Garcia
Ext. 2250
Ext. 2258
Ext. 2324



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