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Medical Assistant

Closer than you think!
Program offered at:
Altoona | Lancaster | York
Program length:   months
Total credits:        credits
Graduates earn  
» 55% Offices of Physicians
» 19% General Medical & Surgical Hospitals
» 7% Offices of Other Health Practitioners
» 6% Outpatient Care Centers
  • Medical assistants work primarily in outpatient settings, where employment growth is faster than average.
  • Job prospects should be good for those with formal training or previous experience.

Medical Assistant Program Overview

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 draw, 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.

With training from YTI Career Institute you could start your Medical Assistant career in as few as 21 months.

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Why YTI?

» Hands-on learning opportunities
» Knowledgeable instructors
» Real-life application of coursework
» Classes that fit your schedule
» Industry-modeled facilities

Why is accreditation important?

YTI Career Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education. When you attend an ACCSC-accredited institution, you are attending a school that has undergone a rigorous process that evaluates educational quality.

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.
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
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Clearwater, FL 33756

The Medical Assistant program at YTI Career Institute - Altoona is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board.

Did you know?

YTI has Advisory Boards comprising local business professionals that provide valuable input to ensure that our training and program curricula match industry needs.


  1. Center for Workforce Information & Analysis, Pennsylvania Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Assistants, on the Internet at (visited February 14, 2013).


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