A Good Fit For:

Individuals that enjoy interacting with patients to take and record personal medical information while completing administrative tasks.

Median Annual Salary:


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Job Description

Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. Their duties vary with the location, specialty, and size of the practice.

Patient Contact

High – The basic duties of clinical medical assistants include taking patient information, assisting physicians, preparing patients for procedures, and explaining medical information to patients.

Employment Outlook

Medical assistant employment is projected to grow 29% from 2012 to 2022, wiith the growth and aging of the baby-boom population increasing the demand for preventive medical services.


Associate Degree – 1 - 2 Years

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  • Central Carolina Technical College (C)
  • Florence-Darlington Technical College (C)
  • Forrest College (C)
  • Fortis College-Columbia (C, AD)
  • Miller-Motte Technical College-Charleston (C, AD)
  • Miller-Motte Technical College-Conway (C, AD)
  • Piedmont Technical College (C)
  • Remington College-Columbia (C)
  • South University-Columbia (AD)
  • Southeastern Institute-Charleston (C)
  • Southeastern Institute- Columbia (C)
  • Spartanburg Community College (C)
  • Tri-County Technical College (C)
  • Trident Technical College (C)
  • Virginia College-Charleston (C, AD)
  • Virginia College-Columbia (C, AD)
  • Virginia College-Florence (C, AD)
  • Virginia College-Greenville (C, AD)
  • Virginia College-Spartanburg (C, AD)
  • York Technical College (C)




  • Patient Information
  • Patient Scheduling
  • Customer Service
  • Administrative Office Work
  • Medical Documents
  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Assisting