Salem, NH, Medical Assisting Schools
Students interested in becoming medical assistants have limited options in the Salem, New Hampshire, area. This article highlights the only school within 30 minutes of downtown that offers medical assistant programs. The table in the article provides important school information, such as enrollment, tuition, acceptance rate and more.
- Manchester Community College (MCC), located 19 miles from downtown Salem, has three programs related to the medical assisting field. The college offers Administrative Medical Assistant Certificate and Associate in Science in Medical Assistant programs.
The following table contains valuable information that can help students decide if MCC is the right school choice.
|Manchester Community College|
|School Type||2-year, public|
|Total Enrollment (2017)||2,766*|
|Campus Setting||Midsize city|
|Tuition & Fees (2017-2018)||$7,232 in-state; $15,808 for out-of-state*|
|% of Full-Time Beginning Students Receiving Any Form of Financial Aid (2017)||71%*|
|Acceptance Rate (2017)||N/A - Open admissions*|
|Retention Rate (2017)||62%*|
|Graduation Rate (for those who began their studies in the fall of 2014)||29%*|
Source: *NCES College Navigator
Manchester Community College
Located a half-hour drive from Salem, MCC is a public school that offers degree and certificate programs in more than 60 disciplines. Students who earn their degree at this 2-year school can then go on to transfer to a four-year school.
Administrative Medical Assistant Certificate
Students in this program learn the administrative aspects of working in medical offices or hospitals. Along with some of the courses offered in the medical assistant program, such as medical terminology, the human body and medical office procedures, this program adds additional administrative office coursework with a keyboarding class and a course in Microsoft computer applications. Graduates will have completed 26 credit hours by the end of this program.
Medical Assistant Associate in Science
The associate degree program trains students to perform the tasks they will execute as professional medical assistants. The program is designed for students specifically interested in exploring clinical procedures, in addition to medical office administration, record keeping and patient care. Students learn to draw blood, give injections and take vital signs, while also becoming proficient at processing insurance claims and performing administrative medical office duties. The first year of the program is comprised of course topics like medical terminology, lab procedures and nutrition. During their second year, students focus on medical law and ethics, pharmacology and a practicum. Graduates can sit for the CMA exam.