Join the fast-growing field of medical assistants. Medical assistants have a wide range of skills. They’re good communicators. They have a knowledge of anatomy and physiology. They have experience working in the lab, clinic and medical office. At Lake Superior College in Duluth, MN we believe learning is best accomplished by doing. In our medical assisting program, you’ll be encouraged to participate in hands-on clinical experience. This is what gives our medical assisting graduates an advantage during their job search.

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Skills & Knowledge

  • Math required to prepare medications
  • Lab tasks: perform simple lab tests, give immunizations
  • Clinical tasks: record patients’ vital signs, take health histories and update electronic medical records, help doctors during exams
  • Administrative tasks: schedule patient appointments, answer phones

Plan Your Education

The Program Guide is a tool to help you map out how to successfully get your degree at Lake Superior College.

Program Guide

“In one year, LSC’s medical assistant program gives you an overview of the medical field, from the scheduling and record-keeping to working and communicating with patients.”

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Meghan Selhorst, alumna, Medical Assistant
Meghan SelhorstAlumna, Medical Assistant
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Approximate total tuition & fees for MN residents to complete this degree.

Tuition & Fees

1 Year

The medical assistant degree may be completed in 1 year if prerequisites are complete.

Gainful Employment

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Doctor's assistant
  • Clinical assistant
  • Medical office assistant
  • Ophthalmic technician
  • Optometrist assistant

Duluth Median Wage


Minnesota Median Wage


US Median Wage


Source: MN DEED website as of November 2016. Figures shown are median hourly wages rounded down to the nearest whole number.

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The Medical Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).


Graduates of the Medical Assistant program at Lake Superior College are satisfied with the education they receive at Lake Superior college, as there is an average 100% graduate satisfaction rate over the past five years.  In addition, the five year employer satisfaction rate is 100%.

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