Are you ready to take the first step toward a rewarding career in the medical field? Medical assistants play an important role in managing everyday patient care and the profession continues to grow as a result of the population living longer and advancements in procedures, treatments, and medications. The School of Medical Assisting at Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) gives you the skills you need to start a career where you can make a difference in the lives of others.
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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
Lifetime Job Placement
Career counseling & job placement assistance is available to all qualified graduates
The School of Medical Assisting at Midwest Technical Institute
Medical assistant classes prepare students with the entry-level clinical and administrative skills needed to work in doctors’ offices, including assisting with EKGs and x-rays, phlebotomy, and more. The Medical Assisting Program at Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) is taught by instructors with real-world experience. Medical assistant training classes at MTI are hands-on and include classroom and lab instruction. Students finish the 9-month program with an externship program that gives students in-the-field experience, and helps them learn what type of position they may want to pursue after graduation. Watch this two-minute video to see what it’s like to begin your career in medical assisting at Midwest Technical Institute.
HANDS-ON MEDICAL ASSISTING CLASSES
Human Anatomy & Physiology | Medical Coding | Medical Insurance | Clinical Office Management | Phlebotomy | Externship
The medical assisting instructors at MTI bring real-world experience to the classroom and lab. Through hands-on instruction, you will be trained in 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
To obtain your medical assistant certification, you will be scheduled to sit for 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.
Medical Assisting Careers
At Midwest Technical Institute, graduates will receive the medical assistant training necessary to enter the medical assisting field at the entry level. MTI offers a medical assistant program in Illinois and Missouri, preparing graduates with the skills needed to work as medical assistants in doctor’s offices or outpatient clinics.
The role of a medical assistant can include clerical duties, like assisting with the front desk and billing, and clinical duties, such as assisting the doctor with patient exams, or preparing samples for the lab. After completing medical assistant training, graduates 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, which is much faster than the average growth rate for all occupations of 5%. *www.bls.gov
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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
- WHAT IS A MEDICAL ASSISTANT?
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 additional information, check out What is a Medical Assistant? or visit the American Association of Medical Assistants.
- HOW MUCH DO MEDICAL ASSISTANTS MAKE?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of May 2021, the median annual wage for medical assistants was $37,190. 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. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
- WHERE CAN I WORK AS A MEDICAL ASSISTANT?
The medical assisting student is trained to perform in entry-level positions normally available in a medical facility such as a physician, chiropractor or podiatrist’s office and/or clinic.
For more information, check out How to Become a Medical Assistant
- ARE MEDICAL ASSISTANTS IN DEMAND?
The medical 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 16% from 2021 to 2031. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
- HOW MUCH DOES MEDICAL ASSISTING TRAINING COST?
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: