BLOOMINGTON – Ivy Tech Bloomington’s medical assisting program is now offering a spring start to the program and is increasing the number of students who can enroll in the program. The program will now accept 15 students in spring and 15 in fall in order to meet local workforce demand. Individuals who wish to start the program must apply to Ivy Tech and must also apply to become accepted into the medical assisting program.

Medical assisting graduates can find employment as medical assistants in doctor’s offices and hospitals. Job duties include clerical work, patient check-in, vital sign measurement, medication administration, discharging patients, assisting with patient exams, and other duties. Medical assisting students will also learn phlebotomy procedures and electrocardiogram (EKG) training.

For medical assistants, the U.S. Department of Labor reports a much faster than average growth rate of 29 percent from 2016 to 2026. According to an Economic Modeling Specialist International (EMSI) June 2017 report, the median hourly earnings for medical assistants in Indiana is $14.05.

More information and the medical assisting program application can be found online at under the Bloomington dropdown. An Ivy Tech application is also required. Apply online at

Ivy Tech Bloomington’s campus is located on the west side at 200 Daniels Way and is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Questions can be directed to (812) 330-6013 or

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.