Medical Assisting Specialist

Technical Certificate

Medical office worker

Assist in lab operations, maintain records and communicate with patients

The Medical Assisting Specialist Technical Certificate (T.C.) program prepares students to perform administrative work in the health care setting, including patient communications, maintaining patient records, billing, scheduling appointments, ordering supplies and processing insurance claims as a medical assistant. Through medical assistant specialist instruction and hands-on training, students will be prepared to work alongside licensed health care practitioners in various health care settings.

Program Code: 6015

44 Credits

Selective access

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

This certificate articulates directly into the Medical Assisting Advanced (2315) (A.S.) degree. Students may pursue the medical assistant specialist certificate to develop or upgrade their skills, or pursue the A.S. degree and earn the certificate while completing the requirements for the degree. 

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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