Medical Assistant

Medical Assistants perform a variety of basic medical duties in clinical office and outpatient settings. These duties may include:

  • Taking patient histories
  • Recording patients’ vital signs
  • Collecting and preparing laboratory specimen
  • Preparing patients for exams, X-rays, and procedures
  • Taking patient EKGs
  • Phlebotomy, wound dressing, and other duties

Medical assistants may also have clerical duties, which may include completing insurance forms, scheduling appointments, billing, and bookkeeping.

Medical Assistant getting blood pressure reading from patient
Professor works with Medical Assistant student in classroom

Nationally Certified

LBCC's Medical Assisting program prepares you to function under the supervision of a licensed physician or health care provider. Our program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP) in collaboration with the American Association of Medical Assistants. Our graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination, conducted by the Certifying Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants.

As directed by the Medical Assistant Education Review Board (MAERB), Linn-Benton Community College is happy to report a 94.44% National exam pass rate for its 2019 cohort.

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Department Faculty

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Jerry Coe
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Melanie Wiens