As health care expands in the coming decade, Medical Assisting is expected to be one of the fastest-growing health care professions. You can become a part of this team in one short year by attending the nationally accredited program at Salt Lake Community College. Students work with a variety of state-of-the-art equipment including automated blood cell counters, Picillo chemistry analyzer, Wet film, CR, and DR x-ray machines, interpretive ECG machines, and Holter monitors.
The Medical Assistant Program at SLCC is accredited nationally by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) and CAAHEP. Only graduates from a program accredited by these two accrediting bodies can sit for the Certified Medical Assistant Exam given by the AAMA three times a year.
While not all employers require this certification, large facilities such as the UUHCN and IHC have certification built into their pay scales and often require it for employment.