Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the employment prospects for a trained medical assistant?

A: According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics employment is expected to grow by 31 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations.  Demand will stem from physicians hiring more medical assistants to do routine administrative and clinical duties so physicians can see more patients.


Q: What kinds of jobs are available to a medical assistant?

Q: What do medical assistants earn?

Q: Is this a diploma or degree program?

Q: How long does the training take?

Q: When and where are classes scheduled?

Q: Will I get hands-on training?

Q: What kind of work does a medical assistant perform?

Q: Is the CPCC Medical Assisting program accredited?

Q: What happens if I do poorly in a course?

Q: What is the cost of the Medical Assisting program?

Q: Am I too old to start a new career?

Q: If I am interested in applying to CPCC's Medical Assisting program, what is my next step?