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Sarah Dugas
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Invest In Yourself

Invest in the Compass Medical Assistant Program

Medical Assistant student drawing blood from another student in the classroom.When you’re evaluating where to go to school, we know there are many things to consider. Will you like the campus? Will you make friends? Will you fit in? At Compass, the answer is yes to all of those questions. But there are other, more important factors to consider — will your college make you employable and prepare you to succeed in your chosen field? 

At Compass Career College, you leave equipped for your future. Our Medical Assistant Program is the best of the best. For the past 20 years, we have employed the most experienced staff around, committed ourselves to ensure our students are fully prepared to start their new careers, and equipped our students for success. Here are three reasons you should choose Compass to begin your career as a Medical Assistant! 

1. We provide five certifications to our Medical Assistant students 

Part of the curriculum at Compass includes certifying students. We provide five different certifications, more than any other local college! This helps you stand out in your field and shows a commitment to both your education and your career. These certifications are built into the curriculum, meaning they come at no additional cost to you. Our students earn the American Association of Phlebotomy Technicians Certification (ASPT), Certified Nursing Assistant Certification (CNA), EKG Certification, Nationally Registered Certified Medical Assistant Certification (NRCMA), and CPR Certification. 

We’re committed to making sure our students are ready for the real world. Through our wide variety of available certifications, you will have many available opportunities after graduating from Compass Career College. 

2. We employ the best staff around 

You’re going to spend a good deal of time in the lecture halls and the labs for ten months as a student in the Medical Assistant Program. It’s important to look for a college that employs excellent staff to help you learn. We actively seek staff who will excel at classroom instruction. We know how important it is to learn under great instructors. 

Brian Maklary chose to attend our Program in 2018 partly because of our stellar staff. “I chose to attend Compass because of the teachers. They’re hands-on, and they take time out of their teaching schedule to teach you and make sure you learn whatever curriculum you’re in.” - Brian Maklary 

3. Compass opens the door to a variety of career opportunities

As a Medical Assistant, you will be fully qualified to launch a career in a variety of positions, including as a Physician’s Office Medical Assistant, Phlebotomist, Nurse Aide, Home Health Aide, and Receptionist. Because the CPR and CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) certifications are earned during enrollment, students who cannot complete the full Medical Assistant training have the option to start a career as a CNA. 

“Our goal is to provide as much training (as possible) for our students so that their job prospects are plentiful. They are not only capable of working as a Medical Assistant, but also as a CNA, EKG Tech or a Phlebotomist.” - Kristin Pfeifer, Director of Admissions.

Compass Career College isn’t just a college. It’s an investment in your future. Before you make a big decision, you should consider all the factors. Compass Career College gives you all the tools and resources needed to stand out in your field and discover your path to success. Invest in Compass, and invest in yourself. Launch your career through our medical assistant program today. Classes start on July 19.

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