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CREATING YOUR OWN REAL-WORLD SUCCESS

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Professional Medical Assistant – Interactive Distance Learning

Do you want to see your passion for your work reflected in the health of the patient community you can serve as a professional medical assistant? If you’re ready to pursue medical assistant training in Salem, Institute of Technology can prepare you for a career in this exciting healthcare field in less time than you think.

CREATING YOUR OWN REAL-WORLD SUCCESS

IOT’s real-world medical assistant coursework can be applied to your first day in your work setting. Curriculum emphasizes the following areas:

  • Body structures and functions
  • Medical terminology
  • Technical medical assisting skills
  • Universal precaution techniques
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“They made a big difference in my life. All of the faculty – they were very supportive… They are a part of my life now, and I’ll never forget them.”

Why IOT?

We believe school should work for you, which is why our classes are:

  • Engaging
    Learn new skills and take control of your career through hands-on vocational training and real-world education that moves you forward.
  • Supportive
    We offer support with tutoring and instructors with many years of experience in the industry.
  • Convenient
    Fit school into your life with evening classes, accelerated programs, and hybrid learning that can be completed in as little as 9 months.
PROGRAM BENEFITS

As a graduate of the IOT-Salem PMA course, you may be eligible to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant National Certification exam through NCCT. Upon successfully passing the NCCT-CMA exam one would be recognized as a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA).

IOT FAST FACTS
  • Aging baby-boom population will continue to spur demand for preventive medical services
  • Medical Assisting jobs are expected to grow 29% by 2022*
  • IOT pays for graduates of the program to take the NCCT-CMA
  • Externship opportunities

*Source: BLS.gov
**http://www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov

WHERE CAN I WORK?

As a professional medical assistant you can serve in a wide range of care settings such as:

  • Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Insurance companies
  • Labs
  • Nursing homes
HOURS OF INSTRUCTION/PROGRAM LENGTH

This program is 860 hours and 55 quarter credit hours. This is a hybrid program with classes held online Monday through Sunday with one on-campus day required each week. For available class times, please speak with Admissions!

CAREER SERVICES

Institute of Technology offers placement support and assistance to all graduates regardless of how long they have been out of school. If you are a recent graduate or graduated years ago, our Career Services Team is here to help you!

WHERE CAN I LEARN?

IOT offers this program at the following locations:

Salem, Oregon

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the programs,
and other important information, visit https://www.iot.edu/about-us/disclosures/.

What Program Graduates Say

  • “I can honestly say that my experience at IOT was one of the best experiences that I’ve had in my life. I enjoyed going to school, learning new things, and trying new recipes. All of our chefs were really supportive and well educated.”

    Jennifer E.

  • “Going to IOT was one of the best decisions of my life. I have always wanted to be a Chef since I was young … was privileged to get to do my externship at Erna’s Elderberry House where I was offered a job. After working there a few months I started receiving multiple job offers. I decided to accept the position as Head of Catering at Madera Community Hospital.”

    Lea N.

ACCREDITATIONS

WHY ACCREDITATION IS IMPORTANT

Accreditation is the process of evaluating a school or educational training program to determine whether it meets standards set up by an accrediting organization. When you attend an accredited institution, you are attending a school that has undergone a rigorous process that evaluates educational quality. It’s not easy to become or remain an accredited institution. The rules and regulations are strict, precise and designed to protect students. Here are some of the benefits:

 A reliable indicator of quality
 Approved program of study
 Qualified instructors

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