Embark on Your Healthcare Career Journey Through Medical Assisting

Published: November 30, 2023

Start your journey towards a rewarding career in healthcare through College of Western Idaho's (CWI) Medical Assistant Credit and new Apprenticeship programs. Learn the knowledge, skills, and behaviors needed to be a competent, entry-level medical assistant.

As a medical assistant, your skills will be in demand because all areas of healthcare need medical assistants for administrative roles to support patient care. The medical assisting field is anticipated to grow 18% by 2030.

"With the healthcare and social assistance industry world continuing to grow, our Medical Assistant programs can help prepare those interested in these careers and fill the demanding needs," said Department Chair of Health Professions and Associate Professor, Dr. Sabina Omair. "We have incredible faculty and staff with resources and connections around the Treasure Valley who can help students become employed soon after they graduate."

Because of the increased need for this role, CWI is offering the ability to start in the spring term, in addition to a fall class start. Spring 2024 in-person classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 16. The admissions deadline for the Spring 2024 semester is Saturday, Jan. 6. CWI students have through Friday, Jan. 12, to register for classes, as well as pay tuition and registration fees. Students can enroll in online courses anytime throughout the year. 

Also new this year is the medical assisting apprenticeship. CWI has partnered with Full Circle Health to provide students with an opportunity to earn while they learn and give them an employability competitive edge. Students registered in the in-person or online program through the College’s Work-Based Learning Center will receive on-the-job training and be set up with a position with Full Circle Health once they pass their final state exam for certification!

To be eligible for the Apprenticeship, a student must have a high school diploma, be 18 years old as of Jan. 1, 2024, and enrolled at CWI.

For those interested in the Apprenticeship program through Full Circle Health, please contact Workforce Development Navigator, Laura Bagley, at laurabagley@cwi.edu

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