What does a medical assistant do?

Medical assistants work alongside healthcare providers in outpatient or ambulatory care facilities such as medical offices and clinics. They are cross trained to perform administrative and clinical duties.

What types of services does a medical assistant provide?

  • Greet patients
  • Answer phones
  • Schedule appointments
  • Arrange lab and diagnostic testing
  • Check vital signs
  • Draw blood
  • Administer medications and injections
  • and more!

Where do medical assistants work?

  • Physicians’ offices
  • Clinical laboratories
  • Chiropratic offices
  • Optometry offices
  • Dental offices

How much does a medical assistant earn?

According the to Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for a medical assistant is $31,540 a year.

Does a career in medical assisting interest you?

If so, Terra State Community College delivers their Medical Assistant program at the Fostoria Learning Center.  To find out more about their Medical Assistant program contact:

Terrie Hopkins, CMA, AAMA
Medical Assisting Coordinator
Terra State Community College

Phone: (419) 559-2141
Email: thopkins01@terra.edu

Classes are held at the Fostoria Learning Center.