Outcomes & Performance

We will accomplish our program mission by:

  • Providing a competency based education in medical assisting that enables the student to work effectively in both the clinical and administrative aspects of the ambulatory care setting.
  • Providing information and education that will enable the student to practice ethically and within the scope of medical assisting.
  • Encouraging the student to display flexibility, cooperation and critical thinking in working with teams to provide patient care.
  • Providing an educational background that will encourage the student to participate in continuing education activities and to strive to grow and manage change in their careers.

Specific program outcomes are:

  • To graduate 70% of students who enter the program within 5 years.
  • Graduates will pass the CMA (AAMA) certification examination on first attempt at 80%.
  • Graduates will work in a health care capacity within one year of graduation at 70%
  • The graduates will rate the program overall as satisfactory at a 70% level.
  • Employers will rank Lakeland graduates as prepared at the entry level for a medical assistant at 70%.
Program Effectiveness

MAERB Annual Report: Medical Assisting Program Outcomes

YearRetentionJob PlacementExam Passage
Five-year Average82.98%96.77%77.78%


The medical assisting program at Lakeland Community College has a five-year average job placement rate of 96.7%.

Lakeland Community College offers a range of supportive services to assist students in job placement including:

  • Resume writing assistance
  • Interview preparation workshops
  • Job search strategies and resources
  • Access to job listings and career fairs
  • Networking opportunities with employers
  • Career counseling and guidance
  • Mock interviews and feedback sessions
  • Alumni connections

The medical assisting program at Lakeland Community College boasts an impressive 83.3% exam passage rate for the 2022 graduate cohort, surpassing the national average of 58%. We're dedicated to preparing our students for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam by providing comprehensive review tools and covering key exam topics throughout the program.

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