|FAQ Medical Assistant|
You say the tuition is affordable, how is it so?
CES College, a non-profit school, wants to make education possible for you by making it
accessible and affordable.
If you qualify for financial aid,
your tuition, books, uniforms, equipment will be covered by Federal Pell Grant.
That means that you will have no payments while in school
and when you graduate you will have
no loans to pay back, so you graduate debt-free.
Furthermore, our tuition is very affordable.
Please compare our tuition to other schools in the area:
CES College - Total Cost: $5,745
School A: Total Cost: $14,995.00
School B: Total Cost: $17,017.50
School C: Total Cost: $17,130.00
What will I do as a Medical Assistant?
Medical Assistants perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician.
Medical Assistants greet patients in medical offices or other medical settings where they
help doctors with examinations and treatments.
They run routine lab tests such as urinalysis and blood counts.
They may take blood pressure readings and take temperatures.
They may give injections or perform ‘finger sticks’ to draw small amounts of blood
if they are properly trained.
Assistants may instruct patients about medication and self-treatment.
They prepare treatment rooms for patient examinations and sterilize
and arrange instruments and equipment used in treatment and diagnosis.
They check office and lab supplies and keep the waiting, consulting,
and examination rooms neat and orderly.
Where will I work?
Medical Assistants work in doctor's offices, clinics, hospitals, insurance companies,
government agencies, pharmaceutical companies, and educational institutions.
What Wages and Benefits can I expect?
The median wage in 2012 for Medical Assistants in California was $31,586 annually,
or $15.19 hourly.
The median is the point at which half of the workers earn more and half earn less.
Source: EDD/LMID Occupational Employment Statistics Survey, 2012
Wages do not reflect self-employment.
Benefits normally include paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave.
Many Assistants also enjoy employer-paid health and dental insurance, and retirement plans.
What is the job outlook?
Medical Assistants are one of the fastest growing occupations in California.
Employment growth is expected because of the increase in the number of group practices,
clinics, and other healthcare facilities that need greater numbers of support personnel,
particularly the flexible Medical Assistant who can handle both administrative and clinical duties.
Because many health care employers prefer a trained staff, job prospects
should be best for Medical Assistants with formal training or experience.
Program Information Disclosure
Program is accredited by COE and WASC ACS.
CA STRF: $3
Total Cost: $5,745