Medical Assistant Program

Jumpstart Your Medical Journey With Our Hybrid-Online Program


Medical Assistant Program

Jumpstart Your Medical Journey With Our Hybrid-Online Program


Medical Assistant Program

Get job-ready in under 10 months with California Career Institute’s accredited Medical Assistant Program. Enjoy flexible schedules, and benefit from financial aid options for those who qualify.

Top Reasons to Become a Medical Assistant

Embark on a rewarding healthcare journey with California Career Institute’s (CCI) Medical Assistant Program. With our blend of online and hands-on training, you can become a skilled Medical Assistant in less than 10 months.

  • Job Outlook: The demand for Medical Assistants is projected to grow by 16% from 2024 to 2031, significantly faster than the average for all occupations. This growth is expected to generate an average of 123,000 job openings each year over the next decade.
  • Flexible Work Schedules: As a Medical Assistant, you can enjoy the flexibility of full-time or part- time roles, with opportunities to work evenings, weekends, or holidays. You’re the boss!
  • Key Tasks: As a Medical Assistant, you’ll be an essential member of the healthcare team, undertaking key tasks such as recording patient histories, measuring vital signs, assisting physicians with examinations, administering medications, scheduling appointments, preparing lab samples, and managing medical records.

So, what are you waiting for? Take the first step towards a fulfilling career in healthcare with CCI’s Medical Assistant Program. Enroll today and join the ranks of our successful graduates working in this high-demand field.

Get Program Details Now!

Do you need help in earning your High School Diploma?(Required)
By submitting this form, you are giving your express written consent for California Career Institute to contact you regarding our programs and services using email, telephone or text - including our use of automated technology for calls and periodic texts to any wireless number you provide. Message and data rates may apply. This consent is not required to purchase goods/services and you may always call us directly at 714-539-5959.

Why Choose CCI’s Medical Assistant Program?

  • Hybrid-Online Format: Our program offers the convenience of online learning paired with practical, hands-on training. This dynamic approach allows you to balance your studies with your personal and professional commitments, preparing you for a seamless transition into the healthcare field.
  • Less Than 10 Months: Our streamlined curriculum is designed to fast-track your education. You can complete our program in under 10 months, equipping you with the skills and knowledge you need to start your career as a Medical Assistant sooner.
  • Financial Aid: At CCI, we believe that financial constraints should not limit your educational pursuits. We offer financial aid to those who qualify, making our program accessible and affordable.
  • Externships: Practical experience is paramount in healthcare. We provide externship opportunities at numerous locations, enabling you to apply your newfound knowledge in real-world settings and gain invaluable industry exposure.
  • Job Placement Assistance: Your success is our priority. We offer comprehensive job placement assistance to help you with employment after graduation.


  • Medical assistants typically do the following:

    • Record patient history and personal information
    • Measure vital signs, such as blood pressure
    • Help physicians with patient examinations
    • Give patients injections or medications as directed by physicians and as permitted by state law
    • Schedule patient appointments
    • Prepare blood samples for laboratory tests
    • Enter patient information into medical records

Medical assistants held about 743,500 jobs in 2021. The largest employers of medical assistants were as follows:


Quick Facts: Medical Assistants

 Typical Entry-Level Education  Postsecondary non-degree award
 Work Experience in a Related Occupation  None
 On-the-job Training  None
 Number of Jobs, 2021  743,500
Job Outlook, 2021-31  16% (Much faster than average)
 Employment Change, 2021-31  117,800

Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Assistants, at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm

Medical Assistants at California Career Institute Lobby

Small Size, Personalized Attention

Not all Medical Assistant programs in California offer the same level of personalized support as California Career Institute does. Given our small class sizes, you’ll get to know everyone and will have easy access to all the resources and hands-on support you need.

Medical Assistant Student
Untitled Design 19

Top Reasons to Become a Medical Assistant

The number of medical assistant roles is projected to grow 16% by 2030, a rate outpacing the average for all other occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. With more than 123,000 job openings for medical assistants each year, qualified professionals are in high demand. The aging population is vacating medical assistant roles as well as requiring additional care, contributing to the growing call for these jobs.

While medical assistant salaries depend on location, environment and experience level, entering the healthcare field as a medical assistant provides a short and easy path into the medical field. Gain direct experience helping patients and practicing clinical duties to jumpstart your medical career.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for medical assistants 2020-2030 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.

A Starting Point in Your Healthcare Career

CCI can help you begin your healthcare career as a medical assistant, opening doors for your future advancement. A medical assistant certificate can lead to opportunities for educational and professional advancement, including roles like:

  • Certified medical assistant: Interested in further education and wider responsibilities? Becoming certified after completing CCI’s program can expand your work experiences in all medical settings.
  • Licensed vocational nurse (LVN): LVNs are responsible for a number of skilled medical practices, ranging from basic nursing care to educating and supporting patients and families.
  • Registered nurse (RN): RNs coordinate patient care and have increased involvement and knowledge with health conditions and treatments.
Medical Assistant