Medical Assistant (MA) Program Information

Are you ready for a new career? Do you enjoy helping people? If you have always wanted to start a new career in healthcare, discover endless career possibilities with training as a Medical Assistant.

At the Dayton School of Medical Massage, we've been training students for healthcare careers for over 20 years, and now we are offering a 11-month Medical Assistant program that can help you get on the fast track to a brand new career.

Our program is designed to train you with the skills and industry-knowledge you need to be successful in the medical field. This is a 45-week program in which students attend classes four days per week.

Medical Assistant Career

Are you ready to play a pivotal role in a medical facility? As a medical assistant, your primary responsibility is to act as a liaison between doctors and patients, performing both clerical and administrative duties and ensuring the office runs efficiently.

Our program is designed to train you on both the clinical and administrative sides of a medical office, where you can find work as a medical assistant in a number of different settings including hospitals, clinics, private practices and specialized treatment centers.

With a Medical Assistant diploma from SOMM, your job possibilities are endless. Here are some of the jobs you can seek:

The Medical Assistant (MA) program at SOMM can prepare you for work in any healthcare environment. Depending on where you work, your duties may vary, as will the balance between clerical and administrative duties.

Some of your responsibilities include (but may not be limited to):

Administrative duties: Using computer applications, answering telephones, greeting patients, updating and filing patient medical records, scheduling appointments, arranging for hospital admissions and laboratory services, as well as handling correspondence, billing and bookkeeping.

Clinical duties: Recording patient medical histories, explaining treatment procedures to patients, preparing patients for examination, assisting the physician during the exam, collecting and preparing laboratory specimen and preparing and administering medications as directed by a physician, in addition to instructing patients about medication, special diets and performing basic lab tests


A student must complete:

Medical Assistant Career Outlook

The medical assisting career is one of the fastest growing professions in the U.S. According the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there are roughly 560,800 licensed MAs currently working in the United States and there is plenty of growth in the profession. The employment of medical assistants is expected to increase 22% by 2022, making it one of the fastest growing occupational industries.

Why SOMM for a Medical Assistant Diploma?

Medical Assistant Program Accreditation:

Accredited: Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
Approved: State Board of Career Colleges and Schools

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit Program and Gainful Employment Disclosures.