PC Named One of the Most Affordable Medical Assistant Certificate Programs in the Country

Friday, September 18, 2020
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The 100-year old school is the only Arizona college to make the list

PHOENIX, September 18, 2020 —  An independent study conducted by MedAssistantEDU recently named Phoenix College as one of the most affordable educational institutions in the country to earn a medical assistant certificate. The establishment, celebrating its 100th birthday this year, is the only Arizona-based college to make the list of 40.

"We're thrilled to be included in such an elite roundup of colleges that offer affordable medical certificates and diplomas,” said Monica Nutter, Medical Assisting Program Director at Phoenix College. “We pride ourselves on being accessible to all students who are determined to make a better life for themselves by obtaining an education and joining the ranks of other healthcare heroes in our state.” 

Currently, the healthcare industry encompasses approximately 18 percent of the entire U.S. GDP, and accounts for a substantial 12 percent of total employment in the country. Due to an unprecedented boom in the healthcare industry, experts predict an increased job growth rate of 23 percent for medical assistants over the next ten years.

Phoenix College has two Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Medical Assisting options; a Medical Administrative Assisting CCL which can be earned in just one semester at an estimated tuition cost of $2,400, and a Medical Assisting CCL which can be earned in two semesters at an estimated tuition cost of $4,410. Phoenix College also has a Medical Assisting Associate's degree (AAS) option that is exclusive to Phoenix College. Daytime and evening courses are also available.

Medical Assisting students at Phoenix College are placed in a clinical externship where they will have an opportunity to practice their hands-on skills at an ambulatory care facility. Upon successful completion of the program, many of our graduates are offered employment at their clinical externship site.

The full list of 2020-21 Most Affordable Medical Assistant Diploma and Certificate Programs in the country can be viewed by visiting: https://www.medassistantedu.org/2020-21-most-affordable-medical-assista…

For additional information about enrolling in one of Phoenix College’s medical diploma or certificate programs, contact the program director, Monica Nutter at monica.nutter@phoenixcollege.edu. To learn more about program options, visit the website at: https://www.phoenixcollege.edu/programs/medical-assisting. 

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About Phoenix College

Phoenix College, the flagship of the 10 colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District, one of the largest community college districts in the nation. Phoenix College will be celebrating its 100-year anniversary in 2020. The college offers academic courses leading to associate degrees, university transfer, certificates, and short-term job training to more than 17,000 students annually.

Please contact Marketing & PR Manager, Erika Keenan to coordinate interviews or with any questions by emailing erika.keenan@phoenixcollege.edu or by calling 602-285-7842.