Medical Assistant

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Train for an Exciting Career as a Medical Assistant!

The healthcare industry is growing* and competitive, so get the education and training you need to help you stand out!

Earning a diploma from the Medical Assistant program at Brightwood College could help you start on the path to an exciting healthcare career. Medical assistants help physicians with routine medical exams, recording vital signs and medical histories and explaining treatment procedures to patients and their families.

Job Prospects for Medical Assistants

Students completing the medical assistant training program may seek entry-level positions in a doctor's office or other medical facility as a medical assistant, clinical laboratory aide, blood bank donor unit assistant, front office assistant manager, or back office laboratory assistant.

Career-Focused Curriculum and Career Assistance

Our medical assistant courses are taught by instructors with real-world experience and include hands-on training in both administrative and clinical responsibilities. You’ll get personalized attention in our limited-size classes and labs, as well as assistance in job-search skills and employer networking from our Career Services team.

* Employment projections: 23% growth 2014-2024: Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical Assistants,, visited October 26, 2016. National long-term projections and salary averages may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual growth or any particular salary.

Jump-start your career with training close to home!

In as little as nine months, training from Brightwood College in Charlotte can help brighten your future. Get real-world knowledge and hands-on skills in career programs such as:

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Brightwood College Features

We’re here for you.

Dreaming of pursuing your passion and taking control of your life and career? We’ll be right here with you, every step of the way.

Career placement help

Career placement help

Prior to graduation, we’ll help you prepare for the job search and interviewing process.

Limited class sizes

Limited class sizes

Specialized, individualized instruction is easier when the classes are limited in size.

Experienced instructors

Experienced instructors

Receive hands-on training from instructors who have worked in the fields they teach.

Day or night schedules

One Class at a Time

Focus on one subject and know your schedule so it’s easy to plan around school.

What’s stopping you from living the life you deserve?

Financial Assistance

We’ll help you find a way to pay.

A college education may be your first step to a better career and a better life, but thinking about how to pay for everything can be overwhelming. We can help you figure it out.

Career placement help

Financial Assistance

Our financial planning team will help you find the right combination of financial aid to help you pay for school while minimizing debt.

Financial aid available for those who qualify.

Limited class sizes

Military Benefits

Eligible for Military Benefits? Our Military Student Center team has the experience to help you make the most of your benefits so you can pursue training for a new career in a high-demand and fast-growing job field.