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Why Choose Medical Assisting?

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
Make no "bones" about it - Medical Assisting is GREAT!

Make no “bones” about it – Medical Assisting is GREAT!


Are you interested in a medical career?  How about giving the Medical Assisting program at West Tennessee Business College a try!  If you have always wanted to enter the medical field but are unsure about the length of a nursing program or worried about getting into medical school, maybe the field of medical assisting is for you!

What does a medical assistant do? 

Medical assistants take medical histories and record vital signs, complete administrative duties in hospitals and clinics, greet patients, schedule appointments and arrange for tests and procedures, assist the physician during exams, and perform a variety of clinical tasks such as giving injections and monitoring blood pressure.  Medical assisting is one of the fastest growing occupations today, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, and West Tennessee Business College is ready and waiting to get you on your way!

What courses do we offer and how long is the program?

 Our program lasts approximately 70 weeks and offers all of the courses that you will need in order to become a successful, certified Medical Assistant including

  • Fundamentals of Insurance
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Math for Healthcare
  • Office Procedures
  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy I and II
  • Pharmacology
  • Clinical Skills I and II
  • Diagnostic Procedures…………..and several more!

Why should YOU join our program?

  • *Our students take one course at a time for five weeks. This allows for a complete focus on one area before moving on to the next. Our classes are small, and each student gets personal attention from instructors who truly care about your success.
  • *There is financial aid available for eligible students, and we handle all financial aid on our campus. In addition, we have a few scholarships, and there is the possibility of a Pell grant or veteran’s assistance for qualifying students.
  • *All of our students complete a five week externship at the end of their program.  This allows our students to get real world experience and hands on training in the world of medical assisting. 
  • *All of our students work with a Career Placement professional who assists with resume writing, interview skills, and other important areas involving your career. She will handle placing you for your externship, follow up and coach you through the process, and work to help you find a job when your program is finished.  This part of our program is a HUGE benefit to our students, and many of them are hired directly from their externship.
  • *Our program is flexible, offering both day and evening courses.  Many of our students are employees, moms and dads to young children, or both, and their lives are full of other responsibilities.  Yes, a college program is a commitment, but we do our best to find a schedule that fits your busy lifestyle.

WTBC September 2015 Student of the Month: Kristen Scott

Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Student of the Month September 2015

Kristen Scott: Redefining Success

Kristen Scott, WTBC's 9/2015 "Student of the month."

Kristen Scott, WTBC’s 9/2015 “Student of the Month.”

“I couldn’t have done this if it weren’t for the staff and faculty at WTBC.”

Kristen Scott, standing outside of WTBC's Student Life Resource Center

Kristen Scott standing outside of WTBC’s Student Life Resource Center.

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Kristen Scott is no stranger to ups and downs in life. As a young wife and mother, she had always worked waiting tables to make ends meet. Despite all of her efforts, she and her family still struggled financially.

“All I’ve ever done is wait tables. It just wasn’t fulfilling.”

When asked why she made the decision to attend college at WTBC, her eyes welled up with tears and she shared the most incredible story.


“I’d been having money problems and was very stressed out. I had been praying about my situation faithfully but still nothing changed. Feeling like I was at the end of my rope, I called my best friend for advice. I remember saying to her, God doesn’t hear me anymore! My friend asked me to pray with her over the phone.”