Daytime and evening classes available
What Makes the Medical Assisting Program at MTI Different?
Receive hands-on training in labs that simulate real healthcare environments
Complete your medical assistant training in just 9 months
All MTI medical assisting instructors have real-world experience in the medical field
Evening Classes Available
Flexible class times that work for your busy schedule
No general education courses required, students will learn the skills required for entry-level employment
Career counseling & placement assistance is available to all qualified graduates
The School of Medical Assisting at Midwest Technical Institute
MTI’s medical assistant schools in Illinois and Missouri will train you to start a new career in less than a year. MTI teaches you the clinical and administrative skills you need to work in doctors’ offices, including assisting with EKGs and x-rays, phlebotomy, and more. Medical assistant classes at MTI are hands-on and include both classroom and lab instruction led by instructors with real-world experience in the healthcare industry. The Medical Assisting Program concludes with an externship that gives you in-the-field working experience, and helps you learn what type of position you may want to pursue after graduation.
HANDS-ON TRAINING FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANTS
Human Anatomy & Physiology | Medical Coding | Medical Insurance | Clinical Office Management | Phlebotomy | Externship
The instructors at MTI bring real-world experience to your medical assistant classes, including classroom and hands-on lab instruction. MTI’s schooling for medical assistants includes both clinical & administrative duties, including:
- Assisting with physical exams, EKGs, X-ray procedures & first aid
- Assisting with eye, ear, nose, and throat; minor surgeries; emergency preparedness; the clinical lab; radiology and nutrition
- Knowledge of prescription labels, pharmacology math, measurement systems, and dosage calculations
- Understanding Integrated Electronic Health Records, HIPAA compliance & insurance coding
- Assisting with the life specialties, physical therapy, and patient education
Medical Assistant Certification
To obtain your medical assistant certification, you will be scheduled to sit for a certification exam, such as the American Association of Medical Assistants’ (AAMA) National Medical Assistant (CMA) Certification Exam.
MTI’s Financial Aid Team provides personalized support to students applying for federal financial aid and help with understanding all the funding options, including scholarship opportunities.
MTI is here to help you attain the funding you need to take the next step in your education. MTI’s Financial Aid Team can help match you with scholarship opportunities you may qualify for.
Start a Career in Medical Assisting
At MTI’s medical assistant trade schools, you’ll receive the training you need to enter the healthcare field as an entry-level medical assistant. Prepare to become a certified medical assistant and gain the skills you need to work in a medical facility such as physicians’, chiropractors’, or podiatrists’ office and clinics.
The role of a medical assistant can include clerical and administrative duties, such as assisting with the front desk and billing, as well as clinical duties, such as assisting the doctor with patient exams or preparing samples for the lab. After completing a medical assistant training program, you may choose to specialize in certain areas, such as geriatrics, pediatrics, dermatology, or other specialized fields. Additionally, as technology advances in the field of medical record keeping, medical assistants could have the opportunity to learn new skills on the job.
Medical assistants are a vital part of most medical offices, and the profession continues to grow as a result of the population living longer and advancements in procedures, treatments, and medications. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the job outlook for medical assistants will increase by 16% from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations (5%).
Find a Medical Assistant School Near You
Find an accredited medical assisting school near you at one of MTI’s four campus locations.
MEDICAL ASSISTING PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Attending an accredited medical assistant school is the first step toward an exciting career in allied health. Here’s what you can expect when you attend Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) for your medical assistant training:
Quick Facts: Medical Assisting Training Program
While a medical assistant’s duties will vary according to the specialty of the physician, the administrative duties can range from answering phones, greeting patients, updating medical records, scheduling appointments and making arrangements for hospital admissions and laboratory services. Clinical duties include taking medical histories, recording vital signs, explaining treatment procedures to patients, preparing patients for examination and assisting the physician during examination.
For more information, check out: How to Become a Medical Assistant
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of May 2022, the median annual wage for medical assistants was $38,270. Although recent BLS data indicates salaries are higher for medical assistants working in outpatient care centers or hospitals, annual wages will depend on many factors such as your location and patient populations.
After completing medical assistant training at MTI, you will be able to perform in entry-level positions normally available in medical facilities such as a physician, chiropractor or podiatrist’s offices and/or clinics.
For more information, check out: How to Become a Medical Assistant
The medical assisting profession continues to grow as a result of the population living longer and advancements in procedures, treatments, and medications. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the job outlook for medical assistants will increase by 14% from 2022 to 2032. That equates to about 114,600 openings for medical assistants each year, on average, over the decade.
Enrollment & Outcomes
Enrollment and outcome information for all Illinois-based campuses and the ACCSC annual reports for each program can be found in Adobe PDF format. Please note, all programs are not offered at all campuses. For annual details, please visit our medical assisting enrollment and outcome page.
- Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC).
- MTI is approved by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in federally-funded financial aid programs.
For more information about our accreditations and approvals, please visit: https://www.midwesttech.edu/about-us/accreditation/
Midwest Technical Institute is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education: 1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333, Springfield, IL 62701. For more info: www.ibhe.org
Midwest Technical Institute is approved to operate by the Missouri Department of Higher Education.
MTI’s Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 9355 – 113th St. N, #7709 Seminole, FL 33775
Springfield, IL, East Peoria, IL, Moline, IL, Springfield, MO campuses
Placement and Retention Rates
Current placement and retention rates, as reported to the Medical Assisting Educational Review Board (MAERB)/CAAHEP, can be found here: