Medical Assisting Advanced

Associate in Science

Medical Assisting

Assist in lab operations, maintain records and communicate with patients

The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Medical Assisting Advanced program prepares students to perform medical assistant duties under the direction of a physician/practitioner, including preparing examination rooms, taking vital signs, assisting in minor surgical procedures, giving injections, performing venipuncture, assisting in laboratory operations, taking x-rays and administering Electrocardiograms.  Graduates of the medical assistant degree can become medical assistants who learn to function in an administrative capacity, including patient communications, maintaining patient records, billing, scheduling appointments, ordering supplies and processing insurance claims.

Program Code: 2315

65 Credits

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School of Health, Education and Human Services
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

A technical certificate, Medical Assisting Specialist (6015), is included as an option within this degree program. The certificate can/will be earned during the pursuit of the degree program.

Graduates of the Medical Assisting Associate in Science degree program are eligible to sit for the following examinations:

Career Opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 29 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

*Upon completion of coursework, Florida State College at Jacksonville does not guarantee employment in a given field of study. Any jobs mentioned are given as examples of potential employment. Graduates may need to seek employment outside the local area.

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