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Medical Assistants continue to be one of the most employed and essential healthcare professionals today.

Depending on the office size and specialty, a Medical Assistant could be handling both administrative and clinical duties. For some, front office work like, greeting patients, scheduling appointments, completing medical records and billing, can be a preferred aspect of the job. Others may choose to focus more on the hands-on aspect of patient care like recording vital signs, preparing patients for examination and basic lab procedures. Additional functions could include blood draws, vaccinations, removing sutures, assisting in minor surgery and minor injury care.

Most Medical Assistants work in physicians' offices, health care centers or clinics. There are also many job opportunities in educational services, medical laboratories and long-term care facilities.

The YTI experience combines qualified instruction with the medical facilities, equipment and instruments you'd find on your first day of work. In addition, a twelve week externship in actual medical facilities will prepare you with the on-the-job skills you'll need as an important part of any medical team.

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Program Details

  • Program offered at YTI-Altoona, YTI-Lancaster & YTI-York
  • Program length: 21 months
  • Credits: 97
  • Graduates earn an Associate in Specialized Technology degree

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The Medical Assistant program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board.

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“ I love what I do dealing with people and helping them in a big way. I would have never had my career if it wasn’t for YTI. ”
~ Evelyn, YTI Graduate