Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting

Medical Assistants are allied healthcare professionals who work alongside doctors, nurses and other clinicians in a wide range of healthcare settings. They perform routine administrative and clinical tasks, under supervision of a nurse or a physician. The scope of these tasks may vary from one locale to another, and may vary depending on subsequent certifications or supplemental education, but potential examples include greeting patients, scheduling appointments, taking and recording vital signs, administering medications, giving injections, recording medical records data, prepping and handling medical equipment and supplies, and collecting, handling, or analyzing patient specimens.

Medical Assistants help facilitate the smooth delivery of care in a variety of busy private practice and clinic settings. From urgent care clinics, to assisted living facilities, to inpatient and outpatient clinics, to private and public hospitals, medical assistants are increasingly finding employment in a broad range of settings. Medical assistants can be found working with physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and optometrists, among other medical specialties. At St. Paul’s School of Nursing, we offer a Medical Assistant program that will prepare you for an entry-level medical assistant career. You will learn necessary skills, such as office administration, basic information technology, and clinical skills.

With convenient locations in New York City—in Queens and on Staten Island— St. Paul’s School of Nursing stands ready to provide you with the education You will need to become a knowledgeable, compassionate, respected healthcare professional. Our curriculum is informed by the diverse communities we serve, and our students obtain opportunities to receive real-world experience at local primary, secondary, and tertiary medical facilities. Our Medical Assistant certification program has been designed to provide a broad perspective on modern American healthcare, while giving you the education you will need for entry-level employment in this growing field.

Medical Assistant Curriculum Plan

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is St. Paul's School of Nursing?

    St. Paul's School of Nursing provides postsecondary career education to both traditional and nontraditional students through a variety of degree programs that assist adult students in enhancing their career opportunities and improving problem-solving abilities.

    St. Paul's School of Nursing strives to develop within its students the desire for lifelong and continued education. 

  • What are the admission requirements?

    To qualify for admissions, in most cases you must be a high school graduate or its equivalent. All applicants are required to complete a personal information sheet. During a personal interview with our admissions staff, we will review your career goals to help you find the right program to fit your needs.

    Every individual will be given the opportunity to tour the facility, meet with Financial Aid, and enroll in the next available classes. Please contact your local campus Admission representative for more information on admission requirements.

  • How much does the program cost?

    Tuition varies from program and campus. Speak with an admissions representative for more details.

  • Is financial aid available?

    You've got obligations and responsibilities already, so financing your education is going to be a real concern. At St. Paul's School of Nursing, we understand that. That's why we help our students to learn about government and private loans and other financial aid options that are available to those who qualify to help finance the cost of building the foundation for your new career.

    • We work every day with working adults and career changers who have complex financial situations, and get them the information to help them to determine the financing for their education that will work the best for them.
    • We have financial aid offices on every campus so students can continue to find and act on important information they need to continue on their path to success
    • We are flexible and pragmatic in our approach. Our instructors, counselors, professors, and staff understand and will work with you if it becomes difficult to keep up your studies or if you need time off.
  • Does St. Paul's School of Nursing help me find a job after graduation?

    At St. Paul's School of Nursing our Career Services professionals are committed to successfully supporting our graduates to secure employment in entry-level positions. Through career development, including professionalism, motivation, resume development, dress for success, interview coaching and the maintenance of ethical standards, we empower our graduates with the skills necessary to approach a job interview ready for success.

    St. Paul's operates a Career Services Center at each campus to assist graduates with career placement. All State Career provides career placement assistance to our graduates. As graduation approaches, students get the opportunity to meet with the Director of Career Services during their last semester to discuss career services available for their individual job search. As a graduate, you will want employment that reflects your skills, training, and allows for professional growth and development. Career Services is committed to helping you find the right fit for you.

  • Is St. Paul's School of Nursing accredited?

    St. Paul’s School of Nursing is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

    See each school's campus page or click on the CONSUMER INFO button on the right to view individual campus or programmatic accreditations.