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Deadline for Medical Assistant Applications Approaching

November 5, 2015

College of Western Idaho (CWI) is accepting applications for its Medical Assistant – Credit program, which allows students to earn an Associate of Applied Science degree. CWI is accepting applications through Dec. 1. Classes start Jan. 11 and 20 students will be accepted.

There is growing demand for medical assistants both nationally and in Idaho. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 29 percent from 2012 to 2022. Medical assistants work alongside physicians, primarily in outpatient or ambulatory care facilities, such as medical offices and clinics. They are cross-trained to perform clinical and administrative responsibilities.    

For more information about the Medical Assisting program, including dates for upcoming Healthcare Information Sessions, please visit the program webpage or contact the Program Chair, Sabina Omair, at 208.562.2409 or [email protected]