Medical Assistant

Medical Assistants are professional, multi-skilled individuals who perform administrative and clinical duties in health care settings. Knowledge learned includes: anatomy & physiology, health insurance coding and billing, medical terminology, medical law and ethics, pharmacology, and clinical and administrative skills, which include phlebotomy, laboratory testing, and performing and interpreting electrocardiograms and much more.

Program Specifics

Two Year Half- Day Program
Year One: 8:05 A.M.-10:40 A.M. (36 weeks / 3 credits)
Year Two: 11:35 A.M.-2:10 P.M. (36 weeks/ 3 credits)

CIP Code

Mrs. Alicia Wike
Mrs. Rene Gehman

Program Costs
Students are required to purchase the following at an estimated cost of $350:

  • Uniform
  • White leather sneakers
  • Watch with Second Hand
  • Criminal record check
  • Stethoscope
  • Physical exam and TB test
  • HOSA membership
  • MA Certification Test

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Student Certifications


National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) provides industry-based credentials and partner industry certifications for students enrolled in career and technical education programs.

First Aid

First Aid certification provides students with the basic fundamentals of recognizing the signs that someone needs help and administering the right type of care for both kids and adults.

Adult & Infant/Child CPR

Expert, OSHA compliant, CPR training is provided for students looking to pursue a career where OSHA-mandated CPR training is a requirement, giving you the knowledge to react during a crisis.

Certified Medical Assistant

This credential represents the highest standards of the Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants in one of the most rewarding, and fastest growing, careers in the healthcare industry.

Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Essentials

Fundamental understandings of CPR and AED training will help students understand with comprehensive awareness training how and when to use an AED to help save lives.

Blood-borne and Airborne Pathogens

OSHA requires employers to safeguard employees who have a reasonably anticipated, occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials.

College Articulation and Credits

College Credit Opportunities

Harrisburg Area Community College
Berks Technical Institute


SOAR programs of study prepare today’s student for tomorrow’s high demand and high wage careers.

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Career Opportunities

Students can be employed while in high school through the Cooperative Education program. Qualified students may obtain paid employment after successful completion of classroom training. This program expands the school curriculum by providing students with additional skills through supervised work experience at local businesses. The employment is scheduled during the time the student would be in attendance at the Career and Technology Center.


  • Administrative Medical Assistant
  • Cardiovascular Technologist*
  • Phlebotomist*
  • Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Medical Secretary

(* denotes additional educational or certification requirements)


  • WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Lebanon Family Health Services
  • WellSpan Orthopedics
  • WellSpan Pediatrics
  • Lancaster General Hospital
  • Urgent Care

Salary Ranges

PositionProjected Employment Growth 2014-2024 Entry SalaryAvg PA SalaryExperienced Salary
Medical Assistants15%$25,240$31,980$35,360
Cardiovascular Technologist 20%$33,900$56,970$68,510
Medical Secretary13%$26,460$34,920$39,150