Comprehensive Community Health Centers introduces Healthcare College Medical Assistant Program

CCHC Healthcare College Team: (L-R) Pedro Ramirez, Director of Outreach and Community Engagement, Kendra Smith, Executive Assistant, David Lontok, Chief Executive Officer, Brianna Kennedy, Operations Coordinator, Kathryn Aguirre, Medical Assistant Instructor, Gigie Claudio, Vice President of Human Resources, Flora Poladian, Chief Operating Officer and Raymond Retirado, Vice President of Quality and Clinical Programs.

LOS ANGELES – Comprehensive Community Health Centers (CCHC), a non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) has founded a Healthcare College to train individuals to become Medical Assistants. Located in Glendale, the college is an ideal option for individuals looking for a career in the medical field. CCHC’s Medical Assistant program is a 9-month program. Upon completion and graduation from the program, individuals can immediately start their career as a Medical Assistant. Medical Assistants generally earn a starting salary of $45,000 per year. Medical Assistants are extremely versatile and can work in a broad range of health care settings and specialty fields. As a Medical Assistant, you are well positioned if you are interested in furthering your health care career by pursuing more advanced degrees such as nursing or even becoming a health care provider in the future. Medical Assistants do not require a college degree. Applicants need to be a high school graduate or have an equivalent degree to apply.

Medical Assistants help with routine medical procedures, including conducting patient interviews, documenting medical histories, taking vital signs, giving drugs as prescribed by a doctor, and compiling a patient’s medical history. They may also assist with the administrative duties such as handling paperwork, billing insurance, and arranging appointments.

The healthcare industry is one of the most secure job sectors available today. It continues to be a booming industry with a high demand for trained personnel, is insulated from economic conditions such as recession, and offers long term job security. It is the ideal industry for individuals looking to start a career, or interested in changing careers.

Because CCHC is a non-profit organization, it is able to offer students a very affordable tuition with financing options available. In most cases, tuition fees are a fraction of the fees charged by other programs. Finally, CCHC also offers a tuition forgiveness option to qualified students who satisfy certain program requirements.

Founded in 2004, CCHC has grown to become one of the largest FQHCs in Los Angeles County providing primary care, mental health, oral health and vision care services to children, adolescents, adults, and older adults regardless of their immigration status through its clinic sites in Metro Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley areas.

For more information or to apply to become a Medical Assistant, please email CCHC Healthcare College [email protected] or call 818.844.4271.

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