Start Your Career as a Medical Assistant
You are one year away from an exciting career in health care. As a certified medical assistant (American Association of Medical Assistants, AAMA) you’ll have options: there are many jobs available in a variety of settings. You can choose the schedule, duties, and environment that works best for you. Northwestern Health Science University’s Medical Assistant School can help get you there!
Why NWHSU’s Medical Assistant School?
- NWHSU graduates have a 100% job placement rate. They work at clinics throughout the Twin Cities, with adults and children. Medical Assistants perform a wide range of duties. Some examples include: taking patient histories, measuring vitals, charting, and administering injections.
- Take advantage of NWHSU’s Partnerships with Employers. We can connect you to “earn while you learn” opportunities that give you income and experience while you’re a student and a pipeline to employment when you graduate. Students working at our partner clinics get a work schedule that fits their classes and a 10% tuition discount. Current partners include Children’s Minnesota, Revo Health, Hennepin Healthcare, Lakeview, and Minnesota Community Care. And we’re adding more!
- You’ll get individualized attention in a flexible program. Many of your classes will be online to better fit your busy schedule. Most medical assistant students come to campus one day per week.
When you’re here, we make the most of your time. Labs are capped at 6 students, meaning you’ll get individualized instruction from dedicated, experienced instructors.
- Gain confidence in one-of-a-kind on-site clinics. We’re the only medical assisting program in Minnesota with on-site clinics. Here you’ll start assisting real patients as part of your classwork. At NWHSU, you become comfortable, confident, and competent before doing your externship and entering the workforce.
- Medical assisting is an ideal entry into the medical field. Many medical assistants go on to nursing school or other further education. Others find long-term success in medical assisting, due to the schedule and varied workplace options. At NWHSU, we offer both a one-year diploma program and a two-year associate’s degree. Whatever your future holds, we can help you get there.