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Medical Assistant Training Programs: Cost vs. Value

Compass Career College class photoIf you’re in the Northshore or Greater New Orleans area and have considered a career as a Medical Assistant, one of the first things you’ve probably researched is how much local training programs cost. But have you evaluated whether your program of choice will actually help you make more money over the course of your career, or leave you in debt with no good way out?

The Medical Assistant program at Compass Career College in Hammond stands out precisely because it emphasizes value rather than cost alone. While other vocational training programs may offer lower tuition rates, CCC allows you to make a smarter, more solid investment in your future. The long-term value of choosing CCC’s Medical Assistant program far outweighs your short-term costs.

There are a number of ways that CCC graduates benefit from the value of their training:

  • Accreditation - Compass Career College is nationally accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. This accreditation ensures that CCC will adhere to high standards for instruction and operation, and that the school preserves an excellent reputation with the businesses and agencies that will employ its graduates.
  • Learning Environment – At CCC, instructors in the Medical Assistant program offer supportive, interactive training designed to engage all types of learners, not just those who prefer traditional classroom training. The career success of graduates is the school’s top priority, and every aspect of training is geared towards giving students the best chance at obtaining gainful and lifelong employment.
  • Practical Flexibility – Many Medical Assistant programs require applicants to choose a particular career path in either clinical (working with patients) or clerical (office) Medical Assisting. CCC provides both types of training in the same amount of time—only 12 months—which allows graduates more employment options and personal choices.
  • Job Security and Earning Potential – Jobs in the Allied Health field (including Medical Assistants) represent one of the fastest-growing markets in the country. Medical Assistants can find jobs in a number of different settings, and can also work as medical receptionists, phlebotomists, nurse aides, or home health aides. Those who have graduated from an accredited, high-value program like the Medical Assistant program at Compass Career College benefit even further from the training they’re given and the school’s reputation with employers. In fact, CCC’s Medical Assistant students often receive job offers before they even graduate. As a group, they are also far more likely than graduates of other Medical Assistant programs in the Hammond area to be able to pay back any student loans on time, leaving them more financially secure.

If you still have questions about whether CCC’s Medical Assistant program is the best investment for you, the most helpful sources of information may be students and graduates themselves. Ask them about their experience at Compass Career College, seek out information about their employment, or look at their reviews and testimonials. One theme that runs throughout is that the training they receive at CCC is worth every penny … and then some.

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