Medical Assistant Training Program

Norton Healthcare’s training program for medical assistants prepares individuals with little to no medical background to deliver safe, patient-centered care in ambulatory care settings. This is a paid training program that is 40 hours per week and will last approximately eight weeks. Successful completion of the program will result in full-time employment as a medical assistant at Norton Healthcare.

The program will provide education on topics including:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Medical terminology
  • Medication math
  • Pharmacology
  • Clinical skills

Learn more about the medical assistant training program by downloading this FAQ.

Applications for the next cohort are open Sunday, May 19, through Sunday, May 26, 2024. Training for the new cohort begins on Monday, August 12.

If you are an experienced medical assistant or have completed a formal medical assistant program, apply to any of our medical assistant openings at Norton Healthcare.Email with questions regarding this training program.

If you are interested in tuition assistance for another area of workforce need, contact for information regarding the Norton Healthcare Scholars Program.

Other Upcoming Cohorts

Start date: Monday, October 21
Application period: Sunday, July 28 to Sunday, Aug. 4

A Typical Day for a Medical Assistant at Norton Healthcare

Medical assistants perform administrative and clinical duties under the direct supervision of a medical provider (physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner) in the medical office setting.

Examples of administrative duties:

  • Greeting patients
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Answering phones
  • Clerical/computer work
  • Prior authorizations
  • Disability/Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) paperwork
  • Faxing
  • Billing and coding

Examples of clinical duties:

  • Taking patients to rooms
  • Obtaining vital signs
  • Assisting with medical procedures
  • Performing phlebotomy
  • Obtaining lab specimens
  • Calculating and administering medications/vaccinations
  • Maintaining patients’ electronic medical records (EMR)
  • Adhering to safety and infection guidelines

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