Medical Assistant

Are you uncertain of what area of the healthcare profession may interest you? Or what skill-set fits you? Do you love to help others, and love the thought of providing hands-on healthcare services for those in need? Would you like to learn many different skills and find your special niche?

Interested in this program?

Why should I choose this program?

Medical assisting may be just the profession that's the perfect fit for you. The medical assistant is a multi-faceted professional that combines both clinical and administrative skill sets. Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical training. They are able to perform tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. Their training starts in the reception area of a facility, working through the entire facility, including finances, billing, coding, EHR entry, hands-on patient care, and practice management. Their duties vary with each location, specialty, and size of the medical practice. They have the ability to work at specific job tasks that interest them (i.e., phlebotomy) or they can perform multiple tasks alongside a physician as their right-hand assistant. Training in an accredited medical assistant program will provide fundamental basics that a student can use as a baseline of entry into many areas of the healthcare profession.

Medical assisting appeals to a large population of practitioners, due to the flexibility of full time, and part time opportunities, and having the ability to work a traditional work-week schedule from 9-5 on Monday through Friday, as well as having weekends and holidays off.

What skills will I learn and improve?

  • Speaking
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Psychology
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Active Listening
  • Clerical
  • Monitoring

What are my career opportunities?

Median Salary

You may work in a variety of settings, including:

  • Physician's offices
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Hospitals

Program features and benefits

  • Successful retention

    HFC's Medical Assistant program has an averages five year retetion rate of 91.57% and a satisfaction rate of 96.05% (from 2011-2016)

  • Complete the CMA or RMA exam

    Upon completion of the Medical Assistant program and graduating, you'll be eligible to sit for either of the following certification examinations: Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) or Registered Medical Assistant (RMA). Each credential is equal in weight, importance, and acceptance for future employment.

  • Hands on learning

    You will have access to updated equipment and supplies to prepare them for entry into the workplace.


Lists the faculty associated with this program and their contact information.

Elizabeth Hoffman, M.A.
FT Faculty - Medical Assistant