If you need a quick way to get into a health care job, medical assisting might be right for you. The program starts a new cohort of students each fall, with clinical experience taking place in the summer of the following year.

Medical Assistants:

  • Work directly with patients in a physician's office or urgent care.
  • Work typically Monday through Friday hours. 
  • Perform medical tests.
  • Prepare and administer medications.
  • Assist with patient exams, and more.
How to get started
  1. Complete an inquiry form to learn more about the program or request a meeting with the program director.
  2. Download the application to the program.
  3. Then, upload the application here.
  4. Learn more about financial aid and scholarship opportunities. 

Lakeland's medical assisting graduates are then eligible to take the national certification exam to become a Certified Medical Assistant, known as a CMA. 

Contact our program director to find out how to become a medical assistant and join this growing and caring profession.

"I began my journey pursuing a degree in early childhood education. However, about two years ago I got a feeling that I should be doing something else. So I started taking a couple of health care classes, like medical terminology, and I LOVED it and my grades reflected it. I applied to the medical assisting program and I just found my place. My professor, Denise Lash, was so supportive and my classmates were awesome! I will be finishing in August (2020) and hope to work for Cleveland Clinic so if I want to go further in health care, I have my foot in the door in a good hospital."
-Julie Brown

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