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Medical Assisting (AC) - Programmatic Outcomes Data

  Fall 2016 Spring 2017 ​Fall 2017 ​Spring 2018 ​Fall 2018 Spring 2019​ Fall 2019
Enrollment 30
31 57​ 43​ 51​ ​42 70
Retention   63% 84% ​86% 74%​ 80%​ 86% NA
Completion   60% 81% ​77% ​63%* 65%* N/A​ NA
RMA Exam Pass Rate 88% 82% 83% 88% 91% N/A​ NA
Job Placement Rate  94% 91% ​85% 90% 85% N/A​ NA


   
Glossary of Terms      
    
Enrollment:        
The number of students enrolled in the program for the first time in the Spring semester of the fiscal year.       
Retention:       
The percent of the total students in the enrollment cohortsᵻ that were retained to their respective second semester of the program.      
Completion:       
The percent of the total students in the enrollment cohortsᵻ that completed the certificate within the 150% timeframe (four semesters including summer) of the program.       
Exam Pass Rate:      
The percent of graduatesᶤ who passed the credentialing exam (RMA) out of those who took the exam.       
Job Placement Rate:      
The percent of graduatesᶤ are employed as a Medical Assistant or related field within the first twelve months after program completion.      

Job Placement Data Source: The Program Director collects job placement data at the time of completion (0 months) up until 12 months from completion.   ​   

   
ᵻ Enrollment Cohort:      
Students that enrolled in the program for the first time in the Spring semester are designated as the enrollment cohort for that fiscal year. There is one enrollment cohort for this program per fiscal year.        
ᶤ Graduates:       
Students that completed the program in the same fiscal year.       

Notes/Sources    

N/A: Not available for this fiscal year.   

* Job placement rates are not reported when there are fewer than three job placement survey respondents due to student confidentiality.

 
Job Outlook For Medical Assistants
Median Salary: Median Hourly Earnings for Medical Assistant  is $15.32
Annual Job Openings: Annual Job Openings for Medical AssiAssistants is 305 
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