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Medical Assistant Program at Southern Maine Community College (SMCC)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 005525
  • Phone: (207) 741-5500

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Medical Assistant Program

The medical assistant program at Southern Maine Community College prepares students for careers as a medical assistant, clinical medical assistant, specialized medical assistant, medical receptionist, front office administration, clinical supervisor, medical office manager, and health services manager. The program focuses on providing medical office administrative services and performing clinical duties. Program courses include: basic anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, medical law and ethics, patient psychology and communications, medical office procedures, and clinical diagnostics, examination, testing and treatment procedures. Get more details below including other Maine colleges that offer medical assistant program.

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Students Enrolled in the Medical Assistant Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. SMCC offers an associate's degree program in medical assistant.

Students by Gender (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male0
Female21

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Asian1
White18
Unknown2

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Medical Assistant program at SMCC, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Medical Assistants

  • Description:

    Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, medical assistants employment is expected to grow at a rate of 30.9% from 2010 to 2020

Medical Equipment Preparers

  • Description:

    Prepare, sterilize, install, or clean laboratory or healthcare equipment. May perform routine laboratory tasks and operate or inspect equipment.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Medical Assistant Programs in Maine

Medical Assistant programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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York County Community College

Wells, ME
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Medical Assistant (A)
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Central Maine Community College

Auburn, ME
Type: Community College

26 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Medical Assistant (A)
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Kennebec Valley Community College

Fairfield, ME
Type: Community College

16 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Medical Assistant (A)
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) (A)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (A)
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Eastern Maine Community College

Bangor, ME
Type: Community College

21 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Medical Assistant (A)
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Washington County Community College

Calais, ME
Type: Community College

15 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Medical Assistant (A)
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Northern Maine Community College

Presque Isle, ME
Type: Community College

7 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Medical Assistant (A)