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Career Area: Health Science
Technical Diploma
Program Number: 31-509-1
Approximately 1 Year to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Average Annual Tuition: $4386
This is based on one year of full-time enrollment for in-state students. WTCS tuition is set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board in March for the following year. It does not include books, materials or program/college-related fees.
Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

Medical Assistant/Secretary
Certified Medical Assistant
Clinical Assistant
Medical Transcriptionist

Average Median Wage


Medical Assistant Programs

The Medical Assistant program is accredited by the American Medical Associations Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, on the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for Medical Assistant Education. It is designed to orient students to the duties of a physicians office employee, from general office procedures to the technical phases of examining room assisting and elementary medical laboratory techniques. Occupational experience is provided through placement in a local office/clinic during the last four weeks of the final semester.

Shared programs expand access to programs that are in high demand both by students and employers. It involves two or more colleges entering into a formal agreement, which identifies the program components that will be offered at the individual colleges. In some cases students may be asked to attend a college outside of their current district to fulfill the program requirements. For more information, contact one of the colleges listed above