Southern Technical College Reviews of Associates in Medical Assistant

  • 11 Reviews
  • Orlando (FL) (and 4 others)
  • Annual Tuition: $32,275
25% of 11 students said this degree improved their career prospects
27% of 11 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Associates in Medical Assistant

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  • Reviewed: 12/8/2013
  • Degree: Medical Assistant
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"I attended Southern Technical College, Mt. Dora campus. My advice to anyone attending any school like STC is to do your research, and ask yourself what you want to achieve in your career. I have read some reviews of this school that suggest that only students who had a bad attitude or didn't want to work hard are giving negative reviews. That is far from the case; I worked very hard at this school, graduating summa cum laude with a 4.0 grade average. I personally feel that this school was not a good choice for me. I have been disappointed to discover that my credits will transfer to only one school; not in my immedite area. I have also had to retake the first aide and CPR classes at cost to me because the ones taught at STC are not accepted by many of the health care facilities in my area. The school's externship is very important in helping one either find a job or get training to put on a resume. I was sent to do my externship in a totally unacceptable facility. When I complained to the placement office about how inappropriate the place was, I was basically told I had to put up with it because there was no other places available. It has hurt me when applying for jobs, because that is the first question I get asked; where did I do my externship. I get a very negative reaction from prospective employers when I tell them. I ended up going back to the job I had before I started attending STC. Make sure that you find out about what kind of salaries to expect to make. The STC staff told me they are not allowed to discuss salaries with students; yet they invited a former student to visit and tell all of us how he was making $25.00 an hr. I have since learned that this is an unusually high salary for an MA in my area. I do know students who have been helped by attending STC. Most of them are students who had minimun wage jobs to begin with or no jobs at all. So attending this school really depends on your career goals. Just do your research, because you may find that there are other more appropriate choices for you."