Medical Assisting

Workforce Certificate

Medical Assisting

Become an indispensable part of the medical team

From front office to exam room, medical assistants keep things running smoothly. They make sure patients have positive experiences and the doctor has the assistance needed. At Florida State College at Jacksonville, you’ll get the comprehensive training you’ll need to be confident whether you are working with the physician or managing the business end. Our Medical Assisting Workforce Certificate (W.C.) will prepare you to do everything from maintaining medical records, filing insurance claims and billing to taking medical histories, vital signs and assisting with exams. You’ll gain practical experience in local hospitals, doctor’s offices and clinics. And, you’ll be fully prepared to successfully pass the National Certification Examination for Medical Assisting and become a valued member of the medical community.

Industry Associations

Program Code: 5648

1,300 Contact Hours

School of Social, Behavioral and Health Sciences
Additional Costs

Approximately $1,300

Financial Aid Eligibility

Financial aid is available, if qualified.


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Alternative ways to earn credit

You may be eligible to receive credit toward this degree through Prior Learning Assessment. Examples include industry certifications, certain PSAV programs, credit by examination, or creating a portfolio of learning experiences. For more information, contact an academic advisor or learn more about Accelerated College.

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Degree Options

This workforce certificate program is designed to train you for a career as a medical assistant.

Career Opportunities

Upon program completion, you will have the skills needed to work as a medical assistant in a hospital, surgery center, physician’s office, clinic or acute care center.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for medical assistants is expected to grow by 29 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand will stem from physicians hiring more medical assistants to do routine administrative and clinical duties which allows physicians to see more patients.

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