Medical Assisting Technology

Medical Assistants are multi-skilled practitioners who
perform a wide range of roles in physicians’ offices
and other health care settings. They are proficient
in a multitude of administrative and clinical tasks,
and are widely viewed by doctors as vital partners
in increasing medical office productivity. Medical
Assisting is one of the nation’s fastest growing
careers. Men and women already in the field--and
those entering in the near future--are likely to find
a growing demand for their services and ample
opportunities for advancement in the years ahead.

Medical Assistants are multi-skilled practitioners who perform a wide range of roles in physicians’ offices and other health care settings. They are proficient in a multitude of administrative and clinical tasks, and are widely viewed by doctors as vital partners in increasing medical office productivity. Medical Assisting is one of the nation’s fastest growing careers. Men and women already in the field--and those entering in the near future--are likely to find a growing demand for their services and ample opportunities for advancement in the years ahead.

After successfully completing the requirements for this program, and after being recommended by faculty of Summit College, a student will be awarded an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Medical Assisting Technology.

What does a medical assistant do?

As a medical assistant, you will be the the physician's "right arm."

Administrative Duties

  • scheduling appointments and answering phones
  • creating and maintaining patient medical records
  • handling billing, coding, and insurance processing

Clinical Duties:

  • assisting the doctor during examinations
  • performing diagnostic tests
  • drawing blood samples for testing
  • preparing and administering medications as directed by the physician, and following state laws for invasive procedures