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Allied Health and Public Service

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Medical Assistant Program

Medical Assisting…An Exciting Career!

Medical Assistants perform administrative office tasks and clinical procedures primarily in medical offices and ambulatory care. These duties include answering phones and greeting patients, scheduling appointments, office correspondence, EHR (Electronic Health Records), Insurance billing and coding, taking medical histories, vital signs, explaining and preparing patients for examinations and procedures, drawing blood, collecting and preparing laboratory specimens, basic lab tests, sterilization of instruments, assisting with minor office surgery, administering medications and giving injections as directed by the provider, performing EKG’s, removing sutures, changing dressings and purchasing and maintaining supplies.  Medical Assistants work under the supervision of a physician and duties vary depending on the specific needs of the practice.

Medical Assistants are in high demand throughout the nation and growing in popularity in Southern Illinois. Salary varies depending on the employer but locally, Medical Assistants have reported earning up to $15.00 an hour.

Graduates of John A. Logan College Medical Assistant Program earn a Certificate of Achievement and are eligible to take the National Certified Medical Assistant Examination through the NCCT (National Center for Competency Testing.

About The Program…

It is required that students have the following prerequisite courses: BUS 115 (Basic Keyboarding) and NAD 101 (Nursing Assistant Training) prior to admission to the program. These courses are offered during the summer session.

The Medical Assistant Program offers students a combination of on-line, hybrid and day classes held at JALC campus.

The program begins every fall semester and concludes each spring. Students must complete a 160 hour Externship at various clinical sites in the spring prior to graduation.


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Martha Peebles R.N., B.S.N., R.M.A. – Coordinator and Instructor, Medical Assistant Program
Phone: (618) 985-2828 Ext. 8368
John A. Logan College 
700 Logan College Drive 
Carterville, IL 62918