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SJVC’s Medical Assisting Program Ranked #1 in California

June 2, 2020
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The Clinical Medical Assisting program at San Joaquin Valley College has been ranked number one in the entire state of California by Medical Assistant Advice, a national website that serves medical assisting students and professionals.


Medical assisting is an excellent entry-level healthcare career that involves working directly with doctors, nurses, and physician’s assistants in many different settings. It can offer a competitive salary and excellent job security, with a projected 23 percent employment growth from 2018 to 2028, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook for Medical Assistants[1].


According to[2], “California offers bright prospects to medical assistants and seemingly so, they are earning some of the highest salaries in the nation. If you find a calling in this career, then San Joaquin Valley College’s medical assisting training prepares you with two program options, a certificate, and an associate degree. Both these programs train you in clinical and administrative duties through theoretical learning and hands-on experiences. Vital professional skills that you learn include front office management, billing processes, taking vital signs, collecting blood samples and performing emergency procedures under the supervision of a physician.”


Founded in 2012, Medical Assistant Advice brings together a team of educators and medical assistants that provide advice on topics relevant to the medical assistant community, supporting both students and working professionals. Their research provides valuable, data-driven insights to their community.


Rankings for The 25 Best Medical Assistant Programs in California for 2020 was based on the total number of students enrolled in the program, the graduation rate, average net price, full-time retention rate, and the overall admissions rate.


Learn more about the Clinical Medical Assisting program at San Joaquin Valley College.



Learn More About A Career In Medical Assisting

Whether you have always wanted to work in the medical field or you’re realizing a new passion for medicine, continue reading to learn more about what a medical assistant does, how to become one, how to choose a Medical Assisting program and California’s state-specific requirements for certification.

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