About Monroe College
Monroe College was founded in 1933 with a single goal: To educate men and women for a successful future. Monroe is recognized as a leader in providing a focused, career-oriented, quality education that integrates classroom learning with real-world experience. Monroe offers a range of certificate, associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Monroe is more than a college. It is a family, a future, a path to your career. Students, instructors, and staff work together to reach their goals and to have each other’s backs. Monroe works with you to jumpstart your career from day one. The practical skills you learn, your internships, the relationships you build with employers in your field — they’re all focused on your future. At Monroe, everyone’s got your back. You’ll be given the information and skills needed to empower you, solve problems and make decisions in the real world. You’ll be better positioned to compete in the marketplace and forge a path of your very own. Monroe’s faculty and staff are wholly committed to your success. They will be your mentors, your advocates, your champions, and your cheerleaders, from the day you apply until the day you graduate and beyond. Rest assured, you will never feel lost in the crowd at Monroe.
Be an effective member of the health care team. As a medical assistant, you’ll perform clinical and administrative tasks, from billing to caring for equipment to taking patients’ vital signs and coordinating care. This in-demand field provides opportunities in hospitals, clinics, and care facilities. The associate degree in medical assisting involves several labs, so you get plenty of experience. You’ll also learn the fundamental communication skills needed to work in a team environment. Practicums allow you to put your academic skills to the test in a hands-on, mentored environment. Plus, they afford you networking opportunities and the chance to see where you want to work. Students in this program have had on-site experience at area hospitals including Mount Sinai and Morris Heights Health Center.
Your Future Career in Medical Assisting
The future is bright: The U.S. Department of Labor projects that jobs for medical assistants will grow up to 29% through 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Some popular careers include positions at:
- Physician’s Private or Group Practices
- Acute Care Hospitals
- Ambulatory Care Centers
- Long Term Care Facilities
- Rehabilitation Facilities
- Full Time