RVCC’S Medical Assistant Program Named One of Most Affordable in US

Thursday, September 17, 2020
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Raritan Valley Community College’s Medical Assistant program has been named one of the “40 Most Affordable Medical Assistant Certificate Programs for 2020-21” by MedAssistantEDU.org.

“MedAssistantEDU.org did a deep dive into the tuition rates of every CAAHEP- and ABHES-accredited medical assistant certificate program in the U.S. in search of the most affordable options. When we came to Raritan Valley Community College in New Jersey, we could tell we were looking at a winner,” said Sean Reed, Senior Editor of MedAssistantEDU.org.

“With a tuition rate that comes in at below the average cost of similar programs at private schools in the state, the Raritan Valley Community College Medical Assistant Certificate easily earns its place on our list of the 40 Most Affordable Medical Assistant Certificate Programs for 2020-21,” continued Reed.

According to information from MedAssistantEDU.org, the number of jobs in the medical assisting profession is expected to grow by 23 percent in the 10-year period leading up to 2028.

RVCC’s Medical Assistant Certificate program prepares students for a career in the field of medical assisting. A medical assistant performs routine administrative and clinical tasks under the supervision of a physician, other health practitioner, or office manager. Clinical skills include taking medical histories and recording vital signs, assisting with the primary physical exam and other specialty exams, preparing patients for minor surgical procedures, providing patient education, cleaning and sterilizing instruments, and assisting in the collection and analysis of laboratory specimens. Administrative skills include coordinating and scheduling patient appointments, receiving and processing patients in the office, preparing and maintaining patient records, coding and filing health insurance claims, and performing bookkeeping tasks.

To learn more about RVCC’s Medical Assistant program, which is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB), visit https://www.raritanval.edu/medical-assistant or contact program coordinator Martha Logan-Bieler at 908-526-1200, ext. 8317 or Martha.Logan-Bieler@raritanval.edu.

Ranked by WalletHub.com and Niche.com as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for over 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to a Planetarium, Science Education Institute and 3M Observatory; a 1,000-seat Theatre offering professional performances for all ages; and an Honors College for high achieving students.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, and professional development courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.



September 17, 2020

PR #23