Medical Assistant

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Before you see your physician during a typical office visit, it’s very likely you’ll interact with a medical assistant first. Medical assistants serve an important role on the healthcare team by performing a wide variety of clinical and clerical skills. If you want a career that features opportunities to work in the administrative, laboratory, and patient care areas of a physician’s office or clinic, medical assisting may be just what you’re looking for.



Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools
7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314
North Falls Church, Virginia 22043
Telephone 703.917.9503; Facsimile 703.917.4109

This program is accredited by ABHES.

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Career Area
Health Science
Technical Diploma
Program Number
  • Technical Diploma
  • 2 Terms 
  • 33 Credits
  • Financial Aid Eligible
  • Starts fall / Spring

Career Outlook

Medical Assistant

Median Income: $42,398.00*


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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.


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



*As with any survey data, the wages presented here are prone to error and sampling bias. Educational decisions should not be entirely based on the data presented here. Graduate Outcome Survey data is from 2021-22 Lakeshore graduates.


Work with Admissions Advisor to:

  • Submit Application
  • Complete the Background Check process and pay the applicable processing fee.
  • Complete the Student Success Questionnaire.
  • Complete Technical Standards form.
  • Complete the Medical Assistant Handbook.
  • Schedule your First Time Program Counseling/Registration Session with your assigned program counselor to plan your first semester schedule, review your entire plan of study and discuss the results of the Student Success Questionnaire.

*Submit transcripts and test scores (optional, highly recommended): College transcripts, along with high school transcripts and test scores from within the last five years, used for course registration. Official transcripts needed for transferring college credit(s) and for financial aid purposes.


Work with your Program Counselor to:

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Medical Assistant courses may be offered in a face-to-face, online, or blended format with part-time scheduling options available.

Faculty Bios

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Alex Kohls

My grandmother always said that I'll be spending my whole life in school. Turns out she was correct. Now I have the opportunity to teach students about the fun and exciting program they chose.

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Erin Gaedke

Medical Assistants are instrumental to the overall health and wellbeing of patients in the clincal setting. Guiding students in becoming such a vital component in healthcare is one of the most rewarding parts of being an instructor.   

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