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Medical Assistants keep doctor’s offices running smoothly. Delivering care has never been more rewarding, especially at Saddleback, where medical assistant grads are increasing their earnings by 65% and more. The program offers three tracks in administrative, clinical, and comprehensive medical assistant training.

Medical Assistants have excellent prospects, with job opportunities in the sector growing by 29% annually. In particular, professionals with certifications and expertise in electronic health records are finding themselves in unprecedented demand.

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$25,080 - $116,080

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Medical Assistant

Health Services Manager

Medical Records Technician

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Heritage Healthcare

Memorial Care


Many More!

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Health care professionals are in demand in Orange County. Here are a few of the many careers and their average salaries.

Medical Assistant - $36,080

Medical Secretary - $41,360

Medical Records Technician - $47,030

Medical Equipment Preparer - $46,050

Medical and Health Services Manager (w/ further education) - $116,080

Saddleback College’s Medical Assistant program offers three certificates of achievement and one occupational skills award in this in-demand field.

For more information about these programs, you can also visit the main Saddleback website’s Medical Assistant page.

  • Administrative Medical Assistant (Certificate of Achievement)
  • Clinical Medical Assistant (Certificate of Achievement)
  • Comprehensive Medical Assistant (Certificate of Achievement)
  • Medical Insurance Billing (Occupational Skills Award)

St. Joseph Health / Covenant Health * Heritage Healthcare * MemorialCare Medical Foundation * Planned Parenthood * UnitedHealth Group * DaVita Medical Group * Cedars-Sinai * Providence Health & Services * Scripps Coastal Medical Center * Concentra * UCLA Health * And Many More! *

The Medical Assistant Department (HS 235) can be contacted at (949) 582-4701.

Susan White, RN, MSN, CAPA, Department Chair - (949) 582-4912

Chelsey Tyson, BS, Program Specialist - (949) 582-4973

Saddleback College is proud to be Orange County’s premier provider of low-cost career education. See the 2019 Cost of Education Statement for the most recent information on cost of attendance.

For financial aid, visit the Student Financial Assistance & Scholarship Office online, for details on financial assistance sources, including grants, loans, scholarships, work-study opportunities, and more!

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