Clinical Medical Assistant

Clinical Medical Assistant

Potential earnings range:
Per year after graduation

Are you interested in the medical field and passionate about helping others? Are you dependable, organized and have an eye for detail? 

Then you may be a good fit for Job Corps’ Clinical Medical Assistant training program. 

On the job, you will ...

  • Complete administrative and clinical tasks in doctor’s offices, hospitals and other health care facilities 
  • Record patients’ medical history, vital statistics and medical results 
  • Take vital signs such as blood pressure 
  • Assist with patient exams 
  • Administer injections 
  • Prepare blood samples 
  • Change dressings

Some of the career options you will have ...

Most graduates become either part- or full-time clinical medical assistants in hospitals or physicians’ offices, but some also go on to be phlebotomy technicians or electrocardiogram (EKG) technicians. 


The credentials you will earn ...

In the Clinical Medical Assistant training program, you will earn nationally recognized credentials. 

  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) 

Students should also earn a state-issued learner’s permit and driver’s license upon completion of the program. 


What you’ll need to start training ...

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (can be earned at all Job Corps centers) 
  • Completion of all introductory and career preparation courses
  • Passing scores on all written and performance tests 
  • Meet academic (math and reading) requirements 
  • Compliance with state requirements that may involve a criminal background check, and completion of a training program meeting federal content requirements 
* Salary information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Program and is provided for planning purposes only. Actual salary will depend on student skill level, credentials earned, experience level and location.
Meet your instructors

Meet your instructors

Dr. Daniel Fink
Dr. Daniel Fink is the Clinical Medical Assistant instructor at South Bronx Job Corps Center, with nearly 40 years of experience working in the medical field. Throughout his career, Dr. Fink worked as a medical assistant, as an oncology technician and in other various positions in medical offices. He later received his doctorate in naturopathic medicine. Prior to joining Job Corps, he served as an associate professor while running a small practice. Now, as the CMA instructor, Dr. Fink is committed to teaching students how to pursue a career in the medical field.    Outside the classroom, Dr. Fink is an accomplished, competitive Highland bagpiper. He has competed all over the United States and Canada, and teaches bagpipe lessons.