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5 Jobs You Can Land With Your Medical Assistant training from Compass Career College

Physician holding their hand in front of them, palms outGraduates from Compass Career College's Medical Assistant Program are qualified to work in the following positions:

  1. Home Health Aide: Assists with activities of daily living, checks vital signs, monitors physical and mental health, and handles emergencies.
  2. Physician’s Office Medical Assistant: Takes medical histories, explains treatment procedures to patients, prepares patients for examinations, assists the physician during examinations, performs basic laboratory tests, collects and prepares laboratory specimens.
  3. Phlebotomist: Takes blood from patients and properly labels samples with the doctor’s patient information and lab test orders.
  4. Nurse Aide: Turns or moves patients, gathers medical supplies, grooms and feeds patients, then documents their food and liquid intake, checks vital signs such as blood pressure and heart rate, and answers patient calls.
  5. Receptionist: Serves visitors by greeting, welcoming, and directing them appropriately, notifies the team of the client’s arrival, and educates visitors by answering inquiries by phone or in-person.

The Compass Career College Medical Assistant program educates students in basic anatomy and physiology; medical terminology; medical law and ethics; patient psychology and communications; medical office procedures; and clinical diagnostic, examination, testing, and treatment procedures. Training our students in these areas enables them to receive their Medical Assistant certification and a well-rounded education.

The program can take approximately 10 months to complete. According to, medical assistants can make $22-33K a year on average in Louisiana, but the national median pay in 2020 was $35,850 per year ($17.23 per hour). According to, employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 18% from 2020 to 2030, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.

After completion of the program, students should have the ability to:

  • Perform basic procedures under the order/supervision of a physician.
  • Perform duties/tasks of day-to-day operations in a physician’s office.
  • Schedule patient appointments.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior and work ethic.
  • Document patient history and update records appropriately.
  • Organize and file information within a patient’s record.
  • Demonstrate ability to use a computer.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of drugs and usage; give medications only under the supervision of a physician and as legally appropriate.
  • Utilize office equipment.

At Compass Career College, we have exceptional and experienced instructors who truly care about your education and your potential to succeed as a medical assistant. We offer hands-on training, so you will not feel ill-prepared or inexperienced on your first job. We instill the skills and confidence necessary to become the best medical assistant you can be, wherever life may take you. Our vocational college has been ranked among the Top 10 Best Trade Schools in Louisiana! We invite you to invest in your future with us.

Do you need us to help you with charting your career course? Contact us today, and we can point you in the right direction!

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