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Do you have a passion for helping others? 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.

If you're looking for Medical Assistant Schools in PA, the Medical Assistant program at YTI's Lancaster and York campuses 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.

Program Details

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

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Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs

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
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

The job placement for cohort admission year 2016, based on the most recent Annual Report Form submitted to the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) is:

  • YTI Career Institute - Altoona: 61.90%
  • YTI Career Institute - Lancaster: 80.0%
  • YTI Career Institute - York: 81.25%
“ 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