"I truly believe Hunter Business School has given me all the tools I need to succeed. I would recommend this program to anyone looking to start a career in healthcare."
- Amanda S.

Medical Assistant Program

910 Hours
Diploma Program
Day (7½ months)
Evening (15 months)
Levittown and Medford

Hunter Business School’s health care division offers a comprehensive CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs) accredited Medical Assistant training program that teaches students to perform both administrative and clinical tasks under the direction of a physician or other medical professionals.

The Medical Assistant courses are designed to train competent, entry-level medical assistants in three key areas: cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior), all of which are essential for professional practice. Serving as a vital link between the patient and the doctor, medical assistants fulfill a variety of roles, including:

  • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)
  • Clinical assistant
  • Doctor’s assistant
  • Medical Assistant (MA)
  • Medical office assistant

Job prospects are optimal for medical assistants with formal training and experience, particularly those with certification.

During this Hunter Business School course of study, students learn to perform venipuncture (draw blood), prepare patients for examinations, assist with exams and special procedures, perform electrocardiography (EKGs), and carry out various laboratory tests.

Hunter Business School students spend 160 hours in an externship in an actual medical work environment where they are supervised and taught in order to gain valuable on-the-job training in Long Island. 

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A Few of Our Many Medical Assistant Externship Sites

Externship consists of 160 hours of supervised training at an actual medical facility that comes at the end of the Medical Assistant program. These are just a few of the companies that take our students to get real-world experience.

Optum
Northwell Health
New York Cancer & Blood Specialists
AFC Urgent Care
CityMD
Garden OB/GYN
UrgentWay Walk-in Medical Center

If you have a passion for the health care field and like to help people, consider the rapidly growing profession of medical assisting in Long Island. The opportunities to enter the medical assisting field increase every year as new technological advances are made, and more and more people sign onto insurance policies and need medical attention.

The Medical Assistant training courses, at the Levittown and Medford campuses, provides hands-on experience in a real medical setting where you can foster professional relationships with actual patients. Make a difference in society and give back to your community. Improve your patients’ quality of life. Check out this information on a medical assisting career.

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Job Titles for Graduates of the Medical Assistant Program

Short-term programs, lifelong results.

The following list includes, but is not limited to, many of the most common job titles for which this Hunter Business School course of study prepares students and requires the use of the training and skills learned as a predominant component of the job.

  • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)
  • Doctor’s Assistant
  • Ophthalmic Technician
  • Chiropractor Assistant
  • Registered Medical Assistant (RMA)
  • Optometric Assistant
  • Clinical Assistant
  • Phlebotomist
  • EKG Technician
  • Administrative Medical Assistant
  • Patient Care Assistant

Medical Assistant Program Outcomes

These outcomes are from the 2023 Annual Report Form.

  • The 5-year average for Job Placement for graduates from 2018-2022 is 83%
    (Minimum Standard is 60%)
  • The 5-year average for Employer Satisfaction for 2018-2022 is 98%
    (Minimum Standard is 80%)
  • The 5-year average for Graduate Satisfaction for 2018-2022 is 99%
    (Minimum Standard is 80%)

The Medical Assistant training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 9355 – 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775 upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Accredited by the

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

Courses Offered

Asepsis and Assisting With Minor Surgery

MA101A (27 hours)

MA101A introduces medical asepsis and techniques used to control and reduce the spread of pathogenic microorganisms. During this medical assistant course, Hunter Business School students learn how to assist a physician with minor surgery and are taught surgical asepsis (sterile techniques). Use of an autoclave, an apparatus that sterilizes instruments, is presented. Class discussion is on a variety of minor surgical procedures and the medical assistant’s role in assisting the physician with surgical preparation of the patient, instrument setup, and patient recovery. Prerequisite: None

MA101B (33 hours)

This medical assistant course introduces the Hunter Business School student to pharmacology. It continues with methods of administration of medications. Mathematical computations of pharmaceutical measurements and calculations are also introduced. Students discuss a variety of medications and their common usage. Prerequisite: None