Start Your Career as a Medical Assistant


Medical assisting is projected to be one of the top 10 fastest growing occupations in the United States. Our three certificate programs at PCC prepare you to find a job in medical offices or clinics performing administrative and clinical duties including records management, financial systems, laboratory procedures, and medical insurance billing.

The Medical Assistant Program at Pasadena City College has maintained 100% employer satisfaction over the past five years.

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Students observe during a lab class in the medical assisting programWhat is a Medical Assistant?

A Medical Assistant is a nationally recognized multi-skilled professional who assists the physician in the medical office, clinic, or in a variety of other health care settings. As a medical assistant you will:

  • assist in caring for the sick and injured
  • perform phlebotomy
  • assist with pediatric exams
  • perform electrocardiograms
  • screen vision
  • run the lab tests
  • assist with minor surgery
  • make appointments and screen calls
  • transcribe reports
  • instruct the patient as advised by the physician
  • assist with examinations
  • complete the insurance claims
  • administer medication, upon order of the physician
  • operate the computer
  • weigh the patient
  • sterilize supplies

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The application filing period is March 1 - May 31 for fall semester enrollment. Applications are only available during the application period.

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