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Significant Information: Medical Assistants




  • Some medical assistants are trained on the job, but many complete 1- or 2-year programs in vocational-technical high schools, postsecondary vocational schools, and community and junior colleges.
  • Medical assistants is projected to be the fastest growing occupation over the 2002-12 period.
  • Job prospects should be best for medical assistants with formal training or experience, particularly those with certification.