Southeastern College Named Among Top Medical Assisting Programs in Florida
September 15, 2020 / 1:24 pm / Jeff Laliberte
Southeastern College’s medical assisting program was recently named one of the top programs in Florida for 2020 by Medical Assistant Advice, a website that provided in-depth information on the field of medical assisting. Southeastern College took the No. 12 spot on the list which ranked the top 25 medical assisting programs in Florida.
Southeastern College was one of 11 private colleges to earn the designation and one of only four to earn a spot in the top 12. Southeastern’s Medical Assisting Diploma program earned high marks for its programmatic accreditation from the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) and its goal of preparing graduates to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) examination.
“We are extremely pleased to be included on this list of the top medical assisting programs in Florida,” said Robert Keiser, Southeastern College Executive Director. “We strive to offer a superb academic program and rewarding experience to the next generation of allied health professionals.”
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts careers in medical assisting are expected to grow by 19 percent from 2019-2029. In Florida, careers in medical assisting are expected to grow by 38 percent by 2026. According to Medical Assistant Advice, Miami is the city in Florida with the highest need for medical assistants. Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville and Port St. Lucie round out the top five.
To produce the list, Medical Assistant Advice ranked programs at public and private schools in Florida on six ranking factors. Graduation rates and net price index combined for nearly 50 percent of the ranking value. Additional factors considered included acceptance rate, retention rate, and number of students enrolled. View the full report here.
In addition to the diploma program in medical assisting, Southeastern College offers an Associate of Science in Medical Assisting degree program. For more information about Southeastern College’s medical assisting programs, visit: https://www.sec.edu/academic-programs/.
Founded in 1988 as Cruise Career Training Institute, Southeastern College is committed to providing quality career education and skill development in a personalized environment devoted to student success. Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), Southeastern Institute has locations in Miami, FL and West Palm Beach, FL. For additional information about Southeastern Institute and its programs of study, visit: https://www.sec.edu/.