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Welcome to the Medical Career Academy website!

Medical Career Academy has carefully developed our course curriculums overtime by professional, certified instructors with a wealth of clinical experience. We have strictly followed guidelines that have been set forth by the National Health Career Association and American Heart Association to ensure our students get the best education possible.

Medical Career Academy is dedicated to providing each student with high quality education in several health care fields. With our small class size, we can commit to each student individually and provide full support at every step in the process. We offer a real life, hands on experience for the student that is derived from instructors that are extremely skilled and experienced. MCA gives each student the confidence and scope of education needed to practice in this field of medicine.

Why Choose MCA?

  • Short Classroom Time
  • Flexible hours, evening hours as needed
  • Individual Support
  • We have adapted the program to fit today‚Äôs students
  • Instructors with recent real life experience
  • We provide very high quality education at a very low cost
  • Conservation of classroom hours to accommodate our busy students

The Classroom Experience

Medical Career Academy Students will experience a multi-facetted exposure to phlebotomy, both in theory hours and in lab skill classes. Each student will be able to handle real, exact phlebotomy equipment and supplies during each lab skill session. They will be learning techniques and procedures as they practice on fellow students and lab assimilations equipment

Career Statistics

Phlebotomy - The average annual salary for a phlebotomist in 2015 was $32,770, and the projected growth for this field is close to 25 percent, with 28,100 new jobs to be filled through 2024, which is much faster than the average growth rate for all jobs.

Learn more career statistics about the benefits of becoming a phlebotomist here:
Bureau of Labor Statistics https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes319097.htm

EKG - Overall employment of diagnostic medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists and technicians (includes EKG grouping) is projected to grow 17 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Bureau of Labor Statistics https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/diagnostic-medical-sonographers.htm#tab-2

Our Instructors

Trisha Cogan


Trisha Cogan, BA, PBT, ASCP, has a BA degree in Health Care Administration from Lewis University. Most recently, she has taught phlebotomy at Wilbur Wright College in Chicago. She has also spent more than 10 years in a clinical setting as a phlebotomist and is a member of The American Society of Clinical Pathologists.

Christina Keenan


Christina Keenan, RN, MT, ASCP, has spent the past 25 years in a clinical setting as a Registered Nurse. She has mentored and trained student nurses throughout her medical career. Prior to becoming an RN, she spent time in a clinical laboratory as a Medical Technologist. Chris is also a member of The American Society of Clinical Pathologists.