Medical Assistant Career Pathway

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I am a High School Student

Did you know you can take Lakeshore coursework while in high school? Learn more about dual credit options and what may be available at your local high school.

I need my GED/High School Diploma

Did you know Lakeshore offers the Certificate of General Education Development (GED) and the High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) testing services? We even have classes available to help you prepare for the exams. Learn more about obtaining a GED or HSED.

I have my High School Diploma

If you already have your High School Diploma you are ready to apply for a pathway at Lakeshore, start your application now.

I have prior College Education and/or Work Experience

With Lakeshore's Credit for Prior Learning opportunities you can save time and money toward your degree by earning credit for your prior learning experiences. Whether you've taken dual-credit courses in high school, at another college, or have on-the-job experience that's relevant to your Lakeshore program, you may be eligible for college credit. Learn more about Lakeshore's Credit for Prior Learning.

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Reach your goals & earn meaningful credentials along the way.

Patient Services Specialist Certificate

Only 26 more credits

Medical Assistant Technical Diploma

Median Income:  $39,309.00

Medical Assistants

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.

Medical Equipment Preparers

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

Learn more about this 33-credit Associate Degree

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