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MTI College Healthcare Program Testimonials and Careers

Graduates from MTI’s healthcare program have opportunities to go into solid careers upon completion of their program and certification exams. Our job placement assistance staff will also be at your disposal to help you prepare for your job search. Find out what some of our alumni think about their time at MTI’s healthcare program and what they’re doing with their training. Also, learn more about the types of medical fields graduates of our program can target after completion of the program.

Graduate Alison Watts

It was a really fun experience the whole way through. All of my instructors were full of knowledge. My fellow students were all great. Every class that I took had a purpose. I actually miss coming to school!

Alison Watts, Medical Assisting and Phlebotomy

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Choose the Best Medical Assistant Certification Training Program

Choosing a Sacramento certified medical assistant training program can be a challenge, but it’s not hard when you consider the benefits of choosing to attend MTI College. Our medical assisting program gives you the education and job placement support you need to start your career in the healthcare industry.

Launching Your Career in the Healthcare Industry

Students in our Medical Assistance program will achieve proficiency in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and pharmacology. You’ll also get trained on the proper protocols and procedures used in clinical environments. Each student in the Medical Assisting program is required to finish a 160‐hour unpaid off‐campus Medical Assisting Externship along with your standard course requirements in order to graduate. Once you’ve graduated the medical assistant program, you’ll be able to perform a diverse range of duties.

Students who complete the medical assistant training program will also have access to MTI’s job placement assistance program. Our expert staff will provide alumni with the resources to find a job upon graduation by assisting with resume writing, job interview advice and techniques, and various other resources to find medical jobs around the Sacramento area.


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Externships Available

Medical Assistance Career Possibilities

Imagine feeling prepared to take medical histories and log vital signs, prepare patients for medical examinations, assist the primary physician during medical examinations, collect and prepare specimens, perform basic laboratory tests, sterilize medical instruments, draw blood, and take electrocardiograms. Upon graduating with your Medical Assistant Certification, you’ll be able to help with front office tasks, including insurance coding and billing, medical chart maintenance, preparing reports and correspondence, scheduling and booking appointments, as well as greeting patients. The goal of MTI’s Sacramento Medical Assisting program is to give you the well-rounded skills necessary to succeed in the healthcare industry.


Get the Confidence and Training You Need

Students who complete the Medical Assisting program at MTI College graduate with the skills necessary to work in a wide range of healthcare positions here in Sacramento or elsewhere in the country. Our medical assistant training gives you the knowledge and abilities that help you make the best healthcare career choice. Medical assistants can work alongside doctors and other medical technicians in a wide variety of healthcare positions and fields. Take advantage of the high demand for healthcare workers in primary physician offices, clinics, and diagnostic laboratories and enroll in Sacramento’s best medical assistance program.

Endorsement and Certifications

The Medical Assisting Program at MTI College is endorsed by the American Medical Technologists association, as well as the National Center for Competency Testing. Our program is built to help you prepare for the California Certified Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam, a test that you can take through the campus’ Learning Resource Center.

Learn More

To get started with your enrollment or to get any questions you have answered, give us a call today (916) 339 1500 or send us a message using the form on the right-hand side of your screen. Easily begin the application process online and an MTI admissions advisor will help you with the remainder of the process. We can’t wait to help you grow! Are you ready to get started?

You can also visit our medical article posts to learn more about opportunities in the healthcare industry and our programs.


Review Program Assessment Data

PDF FileMedical Assistant Program Assessment 2012 (PDF)


Program Details

Median Loan Debt Incurred by Students

Median Loan Debt: $7,432

*The median debt of borrowers who completed this program. This debt includes federal, private, and institutional loans.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Registration: $12,835
Books and Supplies: $2,384

Job Placement Rate

Award Year Adjusted Job Placement Rate: 96%
Award Year Unadjusted Job Placement Rate: 68%

Based on the number of Medical Assistant graduates in the 2015-2016 award year (7/1/2015 – 6/30/2016) who registered for graduate placement services and secured employment in their field of study, and those who did not register and successfully obtained employment on their own.

* Future results may vary. MTI’s job placement rate calculations are based on the award year July 1 to June 30. The unadjusted rate represents the percentage of total graduates who obtain employment in or related to their field of study. The adjusted rate represents the percentage of graduates who are actively looking for work and obtain employment in or related to their field of study. The adjusted rate does not include graduates who are not looking for work for reasons such as continuing education, remaining at current place of employment, military service, health issues, death, etc. For a complete explanation of MTI’s placement calculations, please visit: Job Placement Rate Calculation


All information provided in compliance with U.S. Code 75 FR 66948 §668.6.

Review Gainful Employment data in compliance with U.S. Code 34 CFR 668.6(b)(2)(iv).


Healthcare Articles

Dr. Rohit Dutta

Dr. Rohit Dutta – MTI College Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Rohit Dutta is the clinical instructor for MTI College’s healthcare department, which includes the medical assistant certification program, the medical billing and coding professional diploma program, and the phlebotomy certification program. Dr. Dutta has worked at MTI College for one year, and has a total of four years working in higher education overall. Prior […]

Medicine in Medical Billing

What Does a Certified Medical Coder Need to Know about Medicine?

Medical coding is the heart of the healthcare industry. It keeps doctors and nurses on track and organized, and shows in clear terms a patient’s medical history. One slip-up with an improper code could be big trouble for a patient. You wouldn’t want to mistakenly code a lymphoma (cancer) for lipoma (benign fatty tumor) because […]

Medical Billing

What is the Job of a Medical Biller and What Skills Do You Need?

Partially because of a rapidly aging U.S. population, healthcare jobs are in demand, because as people age, they usually need more medical care. Medical billers are needed to handle insurance and patient claims.  MTI College offers a Medical Billing and Coding Professional Diploma Program that can prepare you to enter this in-demand field. You could […]

Alumni Brittney Hermann

Alumni Spotlight – Brittney Hermann

Brittney graduated from MTI College’s Medical Assisting program in October 2014. Being fresh out of high school, Brittney did not know what it was she wanted to do yet, so she began working. On one particular day, she was getting frustrated with not having a specific direction, so she started doing some research. When she […]

Dr. Laura Balangue at MTI College

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Laura Balangue

This month’s faculty spotlight is on Dr. Laura Balangue, Medical Clinical Curriculum Specialist and Medical Clinical Instructor for MTI College in Sacramento. Dr. Balangue will celebrate her 11th anniversary with MTI this August. Previously she was a director of online education, was in charge of numerous certificate programs and was a director at her church […]

5 Reasons Medical Assistants Love Their Jobs

5 Reasons Medical Assistants Love Their Jobs

Most people who want to work in the healthcare field likely aspire to be doctors or nurses. However, medical assistant is one of the fastest-growing occupations in the United States. The medical assistant career path offers many of the same benefits as other healthcare professions, in addition to perks of its own. The American Association […]


Learn more in the 2017 MTI College Catalog (PDF).


More Options

MTI offers a Billing and Coding diploma program in addition to the Medical Assistant program. If students choose to do so, they can also earn phlebotomy certification in MTI’s phlebotomy training program while they are attending MTI College’s healthcare school.