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What to Look for in Your Medical Assistant Career Training Program

What to Look for in Your Medical Assistant Career Training Program - UEI College

Deciding to become a medical assistant is a great choice. This career field continues to grow and is expected to grow largely over the next decade. With that in mind, if you have the skills and qualities needed to work in healthcare, becoming a medical assistant is a great opportunity.

One of the first steps in your journey towards becoming a medical assistant is that you will need to find a vocational training program and earn your medical assistant diploma. It is important for you to keep in mind that not all training programs are the same.

UEI College offers a medical assistant training program that can prepare you for an entry-level position as a medical assistant. But, before you think about signing up for classes, check out the individual program and see if it offers these four important things below.

If you need help determining whether the UEI College medical assistant program is a good fit for you, call one of our program advisors today.


Whether you are taking your first steps to enter the job world, or you are working towards a change of career, you want to know that the education you are receiving is of quality. One of the best ways to ensure this happens is to find out more about the instructors who will be teaching your classes.

While you may think an instructor is just an instructor, they are much more than that. You want to choose a medical assistant program that has passionate and experienced instructors. Why? Because these instructors will make learning fun and they will work closely with you to ensure your success in the course.

The medical assistant program at UEI College has passionate and experienced instructors who have made it their mission to see you succeed.


Another thing to look for in a medical assistant training program is whether the program offers you hands-on training. ALL medical assistants need practice prior to entering the field. One of the best ways to get that experience is through a program that provides you with the tools, labs, and skill building you need to be successful.

For example, at UEI College, all medical assistant students will learn how to properly use the medical equipment they will encounter in their work environment. Our students feel prepared and ready for jobs as soon as they graduate.


One of the most valuable assets of any career training program is the ability to put your skills to use and receive on the job training. Externship opportunities are your way to use what you have learned and apply it.

At UEI College, our medical assistant students will complete an externship at the end of the program. This externship is a great way for them to showcase their skills and find an employer.


Imagine completing a course and being told, “that’s it – have fun.” That would not be ideal and could cause anxiety for you as a student. When looking for a medical assistant job training program, you want to ensure the school offers certification preparation courses. You will find that these prep courses keep knowledge fresh in your mind as you wait to sit for the appropriate exams.


Becoming a medical assistant is a great way for you to jump into the healthcare field. Medical assistants are needed in many areas of healthcare and at UEI College, you can find the training you need to be successful.

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