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Medical Assisting

Medical assisting is a multifaceted profession within healthcare that includes working in both an administrative and clinical role in an ambulatory care setting and hospital.

  • Administrative responsibilities may include communication with other allied health professionals, patients and their caretakers, scheduling procedures and appointments, billing and insurance, reception, medical record documentation, and inventory management. 
  • Clinical responsibilities may include vital signs, medical asepsis, infection control, patient education, assisting with varied medical procedures, specimen collection and preparation, testing and processing. Students will be responsible for various screening tests and proper documentation.  They will learn to administer medications through various routes. 

The United States Department of Labor has projected a 29% growth rate for Medical Assistants through 2026.  This is a higher than average growth rate producing an average annual opening rate of nearly 3,000 positions throughout Massachusetts.

The Medical Assisting program offers certificates in Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy, EKG, CPR for Health Care Workers and OSHA 10.  Basic laboratory skills, administrative skills, medical records, venipuncture, medications and electrocardiography will be explored through both classroom and laboratory experiences. 

Would you like to learn more?

Tours of Tri-County are available to the public every Tuesday morning that school is in session at 9:00 a.m. Please call 508-528-5400 to schedule a tour or to speak with a member of the Admissions Team.

Your Future Begins Here.

Career Pathways

Skills and Competencies: Tri-County Training

  • Analyze and Interpret Laws
  • Collect and Analyze Forensic Evidence
  • Conduct Investigative and Police Procedures
  • Conduct Surveillance
  • Demonstrate Interviewing Techniques
  • Demonstrate Appropriate Use of Force and Self-Defense Strategies
  • Draft Legal Documentation
  • Explain the Firearms Classification System
  • Identify and Analyze Ethical Issues in the Field of Criminal Justice
  • Identify and Analyze Issues Relative to Constitutional Law and Jurisdiction
  • Identify and Manage Hazards at a Crime Scene
  • Identify Topics Relative to the Field of Criminology
  • Identify the Structure of the United States Court System
  • Investigate Cyber Crimes
  • Research Laws
  • Secure and Process a Crime Scene
  • Utilize Approved First Responder Techniques

Tri-County Diploma or On-The-Job Training

  • 911 Dispatcher
  • Armed Services
  • Border Patrol Agent
  • Computer Security Specialist
  • Corrections Officer
  • Court Officer
  • Emergency Responder / EMS Worker
  • FBI Agent
  • Firefighter
  • Fish & Game Warden
  • Forensic Technician
  • Homeland Security Officer
  • Law Clerk
  • Loss Prevention Officer
  • Paralegal
  • Police Officer
  • Private Investigator
  • Probation Officer
  • Secret Service
  • Security Guard
  • Sheriff
  • Social Worker
  • Victim/Witness Advocate

Two-Year or Four-Year College Majors

  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • EMT
  • Fire Science
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Forensic Science and Technology
  • Liberal Arts: Legal Studies
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Paramedic
  • Pre-law
  • Psychology
  • Public Safety/Emergency Management
  • Sociology