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© 2015 South Dakota Society of Medical Assistants

Accredited Colleges offering degrees in Medical Assisting

 

Medical assisting consists of performing administrative and clinical tasks in medical offices like clinics and hospitals. Medical assistants are the first people that patients interact with at the doctor’s office, so they act as mediators between physicians and patients.

 

If you want to study medical assisting, you should be organized, flexible and pleasant. You should be able to keep track of many things at the same time, because each day will require you to balance tasks that range from scheduling appointments to collecting urine samples. And you need to maintain a pleasant demeanor so that you can put patients at ease when they must visit the doctor.

 

Many students are attracted to medical assisting because job prospects are good and this career does not require extensive formal education. Those hoping to become a medical assistant must complete a Medical Assisting program from an accredited school.  The following schools are accredited universities in South Dakota.  Although being certified is not required, it can help you stand out from the crowd.

Degree: AAS 

230 11th Street NE

Watertown SD 57201

Program Director:  Kris Lindahl 

Phone: (605) 882-5284 

Degree: Diploma
2320 N Career Ave

Sioux Falls SD 57107

Program Director: Jo Penning

Phone: (605) 367-7624

Degree: AAS 

821 N Capital

Mitchell SD 57301

Program Director: Lisa Johnson

Phone: (605) 995-3024