Medical assistants are multi-skilled health professionals specifically educated to work in ambulatory settings performing administrative and clinical duties. The practice of medical assisting directly influences the publics health and well-being, and requires mastery of a complex body of knowledge and specialized skills requiring both formal education and practical experience that serve as standards for entry into the profession. Sample careers in this field: Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), EKG technician, insurance specialist, massage therapist, medical transcriptionist, pharmacy technician, phlebotomist The medical assisting program is a selective program (varies by campus). When you apply to the college, you will be accepted into the undeclared program while you complete the prerequisite requirements. The medical assisting program accepts a limited number of students each year and there is a separate application process. Medical Assisting Technical Certificates: Certificates are sequences of technical and professional courses. They provide access to targeted, short-term workforce training, and completers may sit for specific certification exams. Courses in certificate programs also apply toward technical certificates and associate degree programs in the subject area. Certificates currently offered in this field are: Administrative Clinical Generalist Outpatient Insurance Coding Transcription.