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The Professional Medical Assistant Program at The Harris School

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Do you feel fulfilled when you are helping others? Are you interested in helping patients feel more comfortable and cared for when they visit their doctor or local medical clinic? Are you considering medical assistant schools?  Do you want the sense of fulfillment that comes from joining a professional health care team?

Become a professional medical assistant and you can help patients and doctors experience more productive and meaningful relationships.

As a medical assistant, you will serve as the primary link between patients and their doctors. You will play a key role in helping medical practices run smoothly. And you will have the option to work in a wide range of clinical settings.

And if you enjoy variety in your day-to-day responsibilities, becoming a professional medical assistant is the right choice for you.

Professional Medical Assistant Plus Program

The Professional Medical Assistant Plus program is offered at our campuses in Voorhees, Cherry Hill, Linwood, Dover, and Danbury. This program is similar to our standard Professional Medical Assistant program, but it also includes specialized Electronic Health Records (EHR) training. Read more about the added value that you will get from enrolling in this program.

Consider a career as a Professional Medical Assistant

Learn about what you will do on the job, employment outlook, and salary trends.

Sample Harris School Courses

Read about the classes you will enroll in, what they cover, and how they prepare you for your new career.

Placement Services

Once you are ready to start your new career, we’ll be there with you every step of the way, from resume, to job search, to interview.


Success Story

Cheryl Peck Professional Medical Assistant Program at Harris School


Cheryl Peck
Medical Assistant
Campus: Harris School/Cherry Hill
Externship: Internal Medicine, Cooper Health Systems

As a mom heading back into the work force, Cheryl had to choose her next career path wisely. "I chose the medical field because of the job growth potential. When I enrolled with Harris School, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported a 59% growth for the Medical Assistant field."


Cheryl's balancing of school and family was hard work, but once she got organized, school came easy to her. She maintained a positive outlook and stayed on top of her work to maintain that balance.

"I can honestly say that a lot of what I do on a daily basis was covered in my classes at Harris."

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5 Things to Know . . .

About Becoming a Medical Assistant

All in a Day's Work

As a medical assistant, you will seldom have time to be bored. While the skills you need to bring to your job require a great deal of mastery, they are anything but routine. Here are some of the daily duties you might engage in:

  • Gather medical histories
  • Record vital signs
  • Explain procedures and reassure patients
  • Prepare patients to be examined
  • Assist the physician while the examination is taking place
  • Sterilize medical instruments
  • Collect and prepare lab specimens
  • Teach patients about special diets and medications
  • Prepare and administer medications
  • Authorize prescription refills
  • Draw blood and administer EKGs
  • Remove sutures
  • Change dressings