Projections of Employment

According to California Labor Market Information (LMI) the number of Medical Assistants is expected to grow much faster than average growth rate for all occupations.  Jobs for the Medical Assistant are expected to increase by 29.2 percent, or 24,800 jobs between 2016-2026.

In Sacramento Metro Area, the number of Medical Assistants is expected to grow much faster than average growth for all occupations.  Jobs for Medical Assistants are expected to increase by 31.0 percent, or 1,580 jobs between 2014 and 2024.


“I chose EGACE because I saw what it did for my sister.  The school was affordable and short term and liked the staff.”

Jaskirat P.

Medical Assistant Graduate


What Medical Assistant Do:

Medical Assistants greet patients in medical offices or other medical settings where they help doctors with examinations and treatments. They run routine lab tests such as urinalysis and blood counts. They may take blood pressure readings and take temperatures. They may give injections or perform ‘finger sticks’ to draw small amounts of blood if they are properly trained. Assistants may instruct patients about medication and self-treatment. They prepare treatment rooms for patient examinations and sterilize and arrange instruments and equipment used in treatment and diagnosis. They check office and lab supplies and keep the waiting, consulting, and examination rooms neat and orderly.

Medical Assistants deal with patients from many cultures. To obtain information for the doctor, Medical Assistants need the ability to put patients at ease and get them to talk freely. This is especially important with patients who are reluctant to discuss their reason for seeing the doctor and those with limited English-speaking skills.

Become a Medical Assistant

The EGACE’s Medical Assistant program is 25 weeks program and trains graduates in all of the basic training required to work in a doctor’s office.

EGACE’s graduates qualify to sit for the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) Medical Assistant Exam.


$2,000.00, includes all textbooks, materials, a set of scrubs, immunization,
one NCCT Certificate exam, and First Aid and
BLS/First Aid training.

Students are responsible for understanding the EGACE refund policy, CTI Refund Policy.

EGACE's Medical Assistant Program Information

Medical Assistant 2021-2022 School Year Schedule

Program hours: 884 (692 classroom + 192 Externship)

22 weeks


Session 1: August 16, 2021-January 14, 2022

Session 2: January 24, 2022-June 24, 2022

Program Courses

1.   Workforce Development 8.   Minor Surgeries
2.   Introduction to Medical Terminology 9.   Nutrition
3.   Introduciton to Medical Assisting Core 10. Medical Office Emergencies
4.   Laboratory Procedures 11.  Patient Education
5.   Pharmacology 12.  Administrative Assistant
6.   Administration of Medication 13.  Externship
7.   Exam Room Procedures 14.  Career Planning & NCCT MA Test Prep

Program Outcomes

Graduation Rate
Passing rate on Industry Certification Exam
Placement rate (field of study)

Labor Market Infomation

Annual Wages for 2018 Low
(25th percentile)
(50th percentile)
(75th percentile)
California $29,552 $35,642 $43,521
Sacramento Metro Area $29,717 $36,043 $44,796

Where Could this Job Lead

With additional training a Medical Assistant can become a licensed vocational nurse or registered nurse.

Program Requirements

  • You must have a High school diploma or equivalent.
  • You must pass both a reading and math placement exam.
  • You must successfully pass the Introduction to Medical Terminology course with a grade of  85% or higher.

Funding Questions

Financial assistance may be available to qualified individuals through the Sacramento Works Job Center as funds are available, for Job Centers near you, click here. Through the newtwork of Job Centers, Sacramento Works can provide job seekers a variety of services that fit their needs.

If you are a client of the Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance or the State Department of Rehabilitation you should inquire with your counselor about whether you qualify for financial assistance.

EGACE’s CTI program currently does not accept FASFA or Pell Grants.

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Are your ready to start? Next steps

Call (916) 686-7724 or email to discuss the program, and schedule assessment, and intake orientation.


EGACE-CTI Office Location:

9362 Elk Grove-Florin Road

Elk Grove, CA 95624