The purpose of the Medical Assisting program is to provide students with the appropriate educational theory and hands on skills required to prepare them for entry-level position as an Administrative/ClinicalMedical Assistant. Students will study the structure and functions of the major body systems in conjunction with medical terminology, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Medical assistants are the most versatile allied health professionals, they work alongside physicians, mainly in outpatient or ambulatory care facilities, such as medical offices and clinics. Medical assistants are cross-trained to perform administrative and clinical duties (660 hours).
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What will I do in this field?
Medical assistants work alongside physicians, mainly in outpatient or ambulatory care facilities, such as medical offices and clinics
Administrative Duties (may include, but not limited to):
- Using computer applications
- Answering telephones
- Greeting patients
- Updating and filing patient medical records
- Coding and filling out insurance forms
- Scheduling appointments
- Arranging for hospital admissions and laboratory services
- Handling correspondence, billing, and bookkeeping
Clinical Duties (may include, but not limited to):
- Taking medical histories
- Explaining treatment procedures to patients
- Preparing patients for examination
- Assisting the physician during exams
- Collecting and preparing laboratory specimens
- Performing basic laboratory tests
- Instructing patients about medication and special diets
- Preparing and administering medications as directed by a physician
- Authorizing prescription refills as directed
- Drawing blood
- Taking electrocardiograms
- Removing sutures and changing dressings
What prerequisites are required?
Students must have a High school Diploma or GED (A foreign High School diploma must be evaluated for US equivalency). Students must be 18 years or older. A Basic life Support (BLS) is also required for completion of Medical Assistant program. This is offered through American Heart Association. You must attend orientation in order to enroll into our Medical Assisting program.
What skills will student have upon completion of the program?
Certification offers proof to employers that a medical assistant has achieved the highest standards of education and credentialing in the medical assisting field. We are currently affiliated with:
What are some career opportunities?
Students can work in various settings such as: Family practice, Pediatrics, Podiatry, Dermatology, Internal medicine, Rheumatology, Gastroenterology, Urgent Care medicine as a Back office MA, Administrative Assistant, Office Manager, etc..
How do I enroll?
You must attend an orientation in order to enroll in our Medical Assisting Program