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Medical Assistant Program

Medical Assistant Program in New Jersey & Pennsylvania

In as little 18 weeks you can graduate as a Medical Assistant. Because of the rapid changes in health care, there has been a high demand for qualified medical assistants in our region. Employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 29% over the next ten years.

Graduates of the Medical Assistant program will have the skills necessary for a rewarding career in a variety of medical and health care settings. Students gain skills in clinical areas, perform laboratory tests and assume a variety of office administration responsibilities. You’ll also get to experience an interactive tool designed for Medical Offices, which prepares students for a modern medical office environment with realistic environments, interactive assessments, and help you master critical job readiness skills and competencies.

Train for an entry-level position in the healthcare industry through the medical assistant program at Pennco Tech. Through this program, you gain basic knowledge and skills required to become a medical assistant including anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology. With a need for support workers throughout most healthcare practices, you’ll complete our program with the skills needed to enter a variety of positions and use your training as a jumping-off point for additional opportunities in this rewarding field. Serving students at our campuses in Blackwood, New Jersey, and Bristol, Pennsylvania, our team of educators is ready to guide you through our comprehensive program.

Why Become a Medical Assistant?

Medical assistants play a vital role in ensuring hospitals, doctors offices, and other healthcare facilities run smoothly. Cross-trained to perform a variety of duties, medical assistants can seamlessly switch gears from clinical tasks to administrative responsibilities. Some of the daily duties of a medical assistant may include:

  • Interacting with patients
  • Performing vital signs and EKGs
  • Taking medical histories
  • Maintaining electronic health records
  • Using a digital pulse ox and centrifuge refractometer
  • Administering injections and drawing blood
  • Scheduling appointments and assisting providers

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Job Growth

Projected to grow 23%
from 2018-2028

Employment Opportunities

Over 686,600 new jobs
projected for 2018-2028


Average salary of
$33,610 per year
$16.16 per hour

*The numbers and information above are based on statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

There are many benefits that come from graduating our Medical Assistant Program. Because of America’s aging population, open positions are booming. Jobs in this profession are expected to grow 23% between 2018-2028, with a total of 686,600 openings across the U.S.*

Enroll Today!

Contact us and learn more about the programs available today at our Bucks County location in Bristol, PA, and our Camden County location in Blackwood, NJ!

High school diploma, GED, or equivalent required.

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About Our Medical Assistant Training Program

Featuring an engaging curriculum, the medical assistant program is made up of courses that teach essential skills through hands-on education. Students work under the careful guidance of our knowledgeable instructors, who all have first-hand experience in the field.

Students will learn and build a professional vocabulary of medical terminology, basic knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and clinical office procedures. Many graduates of the medical assistant program will immediately assume positions as medical assistants in clinics, hospitals, health care facilities, doctor’s offices, and more.

With a history of student success and high job placement rates, our medical assistant program impresses many employers both locally and around the country. Affordable tuition rates and opportunities for financial aid for those who qualify can help you put in the investment toward your future, while an assortment of day and evening classes makes it easy to fit learning at Pennco Tech into your busy schedule.


Upon successful program completion, graduates from our Bristol campus may apply to take the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) examination designated by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), and after passing this examination they may use the credential CCMA.

At our Blackwood campus, students can apply to take the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) examination by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) and after passing this examination may use the CMA credential.

NOTE: A high school diploma, GED, or equivalent certification is required for admission to the program.

What Careers Are Available for Medical Assistants?

Medical assistants are in need throughout most healthcare facilities. Students training for a career in this in-demand field can become prepared to serve in a variety of capacities. After completing our program, many of the alumni from Pennco Tech have found careers in the following positions:

  • Certified medical assistant
  • Unit secretary
  • Patient care assistant
  • Insurance processor
  • Patient Account Registrar
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Billing & Coding

Lifetime Career Assistance

At Pennco Tech, we take pride in our history of student achievement and high job placement rates. Once you’ve completed our program and are ready to show off your skills to a prospective employer, our Career Services department is ready to help you every step of the way.  They can help you create a resume, prepare for interviews, and connect you with our local and national employers for job opportunities.

Enroll Now in Our Medical Assistant Program

The flexibility of day and evening classes makes it easy to fit learning into your schedule, while affordable tuition with opportunities for financial aid for those who qualify helps you invest in your future at Pennco Tech. Contact us today to learn more about enrolling in the program and schedule a tour at our Bristol, Pennsylvania campus, or Blackwood, New Jersey campus.

Our Medical Assistant Graduates Find Careers As

Certified Medical Assistant

Unit Secretary

Patient Care Assistant

Insurance Processor

Patient Account Registrar

Medical Administrative Assistant

Medical Billing & Coding

I got the job! I am so ready to start my new career as a Medical Assistant at a local orthopedic’s group.

Emily M., Medical Assistant

I got the JOB!! I was afraid to step outside my comfort zone until I enrolled at Pennco Tech. Opportunities are rarely offered; making a big life change is pretty scary but know what’s even scarier? Regret – So make the best out of it and move forward – I can say that I made the best decision by enrolling in the Medical Assistant Program. I’m now an Employee at Jefferson Hospital

Kastiani G., Medical Assistant

My name is Shannon and I am an employee at Lower Bucks Hospital as an ER Technician. My job entails taking vitals, doing EKGs, drawing blood, helping nurses take IV lines in or out, helping patients with mobility helping nurses transport patients among much else. Overall great place to work! Great start to get your foot in the door.

Shannon H., Medical Assistant

I got Certified as a Medical Assistant and I loved every day I went to school I graduated with honors passed my test and I have a wonderful job.

Nelida B., Medical Assistant

I learned Medical Assisting and they also train you for your CPR and First Aid Certification through American Red Cross which was professional and a plus. I took advantage of the career services Teresa whom helped me perfect my resume and apply for job opportunities was great. Shortly after I landed an entry level job as a Medical Assistant a week before my graduation. Even half a year later I still was able to contact Victor who helped me find my loan servicer and he was very helpful and nice . It’s been a great progression from then till now and it’s only getting better. I definitely choose the right path. I love helping others and I’m making great earnings. It’s all about how you apply yourself and your willingness to strive for your purpose.

Sophia T., Medical Assistant

“They empowered me to feel strong and independent.  Despite jobs that say they are for men or women, that’s not the case at Pennco Tech.”

Jocelyn Diaz - Medical Assistant Program