Medical Administrative Assistant

Medical Administrative Assistant

Potential earnings range:
Per year after graduation

Have an interest in the medical field? Enjoy making others feel welcome? Are you detail-oriented and dependable? 

Then you may be a good fit for Job Corps’ Medical Administrative Assistant training program. 

On the job, you will ...

  • Code patients’ medical information and record medical charts 
  • Complete insurance forms 
  • Answer phone calls and transfer to appropriate staff members 
  • Schedule and confirm patient appointments, surgeries or medical consultations 
  • Conduct patient billing 
  • Understand medical terminology and hospital, clinic and lab procedures 

Some of the career options you will have ...

Individuals with their medical administrative assistant credentials typically go on to work in a hospital or doctor’s office. Most medical assistants work full time, and some may work evenings or weekends to cover shifts in medical facilities that are always open, like hospitals and urgent care clinics. 

The credentials you will earn ...

This is the first level of basic training offered in the Medical Administration series. In the Medical Administrative Assistant training program, you will earn nationally recognized credentials and a state-issued credential/license. 

  • Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) 
  • Electronic Health Records Specialist (EHRS) certification 
  • Billing and Coding Specialist certification 

Students should also earn a state-issued learner’s permit and driver’s license upon completion of the program. 


What you’ll need to start training ...

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (can be earned at all Job Corps centers) 
  • Completion of all introductory and career preparation courses 
  • Passing scores on all written and performance tests 
  • Meet academic (math and reading) requirements
* Salary information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Program and is provided for planning purposes only. Actual salary will depend on student skill level, credentials earned, experience level and location.
Meet your instructors

Meet your instructors

Latavia Garnett
Latavia Garnett
Latavia Garnett is a Medical Administrative Assistant instructor at Earle C. Clements Job Corps. She has training in business administration and as a clinical medical assistant. Latavia worked in a medical office for 11 years prior to Job Corps and gained experience in the administrative, insurance and clinical areas. 
Jennifer Pride
Jennifer Pride
Jennifer Pride joined Earle C. Clements Job Corps Center in June 2019 as a CTT Medical Administrative Assistant instructor. She earned an applied science associate degree from Ivy Tech Community College in 2010 and a certificate in Medical Assisting in 2012 through the American Association of Medical Assistants. While in college, Jennifer worked as a caregiver and had many clients in the Evansville, Ind., area where she would assist with daily duties, dressing, bathing, transporting clients to appointments and more. She has worked at internal medicine, family medicine and endocrinology clinics since 2012.