Get The Skills To Be A Professional Medical Assistant
Medical Assisting Training in as Little as 8 – 15 Months* in Our Medical Assistant Diploma and Associate Specialized Technology Degree
Next Program Start Dates
- Jan 2nd: Medical Assistant - Lower Burrell
If you like working with and helping others and you’re interested in getting into a rewarding healthcare career (without spending years in school) training as a Medical Assistant could be a great opportunity.
Become a Qualified Medical Assistant
The Medical Assistant Programs at Career Training Academy (CTA) provide the hands-on training, practical experience and industry support it takes to pursue a rewarding healthcare career.
Classes are interactive and led by medical professionals with years of experience working in the field. As a student, you’ll learn both the administrative and clinical skills it takes to succeed as a Medical Assistant, including:
- Patient Care
- Taking Vital Signs
- Performing Lab Tests
- Sterilizing & Maintaining Equipment
- Performing EKGs
- Phlebotomy (drawing blood)
- Medical Office Management
Are You Career Training Ready? Find Out! Take the CTA “Healthcare Career Training Readiness Quiz”
The fun, online quiz takes 3-minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get Your Healthcare Career Training Readiness score now.
2 Unique Programs to Choose From
You can choose to pursue either a Diploma or Associate in Specialized Technology Degree.
Medical Assistant – Diploma
The diploma program is ideal for individuals interested in getting into the workforce in the shortest amount of time. Graduates of this program are prepared for entry-level positions in a hospital, clinic, doctor’s office or health care facility.
Day Schedule: Can be completed in 8 months*
Evening Schedule: Can be completed in 10 months*
Medical Assistant Comprehensive – Associate Specialized Technology Degree
Employers recognize an Associate Specialized Technology Degree as advanced training. Completing the Associate Specialized Technology Degree program can open doors to increased employment opportunities and can prepare you for further training/career advancement down the line. Graduates of this program are prepared for entry-level positions in a hospital, clinic, doctor’s office, pharmacy, chiropractic office, ophthalmic office, podiatric office or health care facility.
The Associate Specialized Technology Degree program can be completed in 15 months*.
Career Training Academy is a NCCT (National Center for Competency Testing) authorized school, so upon graduation of either program, students are eligible to sit for the NCCT CMA (Certified Medical Assistant) exam.
Get Personalized Help – You’re Not In This Alone!
“It’s too late. I’ve been out of school too long”
“I went to Community College, but it didn’t work out”
“I’ll look into it more when things settle down”
We’ve been there.
CTA students are a diverse group of ages, experiences and career changers. They choose CTA, and succeed, because we’re different. We’re right for them. Students who choose this program are looking for a partner in their success.
We’re all for independence! But we never want you to feel like you’re left to fend for yourself.
In addition to sharing classes with a community of like-minded peers, as a CTA student you have the opportunity to take part in our Mentor System. You’ll have access to continual advising for both school and non-school issues.
Real World Training – Professional Externship
Medical Assisting students at CTA have the opportunity to learn directly on-the-job during an externship in a real healthcare environment. Students gain hands-on, real-world experience working alongside doctors and other healthcare professional as well as patients.
Externships can be a great way to get a feel for your new career and make helpful industry connections before you graduate.
“I wanted to be a provider for my family and an example for my children. Medical Assisting is an excellent field to work in with plenty of opportunities to grow. I recommend CTA to anyone. Career Training Academy was the right school for me; the small classes, caring instructors, and hands on training with exactly what I was looking for.”
– Nicoya Walker, Medical Assistant Graduate
Get the Support You Need to Launch a Successful Career
Medical training isn’t about getting a certificate to hang on the wall – it’s about getting a career you love. CTA is dedicated to supporting you throughout your career. Experienced Career Services professionals are happy to help with resume preparation, interview techniques and job searches.
Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.
Is a Rewarding Career in Medical Assisting Right for You? Get More Info…
If you’re interested in learning more about careers in Medical Assisting, and exploring whether this is the right career path for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.
A helpful CTA Admissions Representative would be happy to answer any questions you have and can help with exploring your career opportunities.
For immediate questions, call 1-866-673-7773
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the programs, and other important information, visit:
- Consumer information for Medical Assistant: (Lower Burrell Day / Lower Burrell Evening / Pittsburgh Day / Pittsburgh Evening).
- Consumer Information for Medical Assistant Comprehensive: (Lower Burrell Day / Lower Burrell Evening / Pittsburgh Day / Pittsburgh Evening).
* Program length when completed in normal time.