Why Become a Medical Assistant?
According to US Bureau of Labor Statistics, acknowledge Medical Assistant as one of the top 30 BEST Healthcare Careers. Medical Assistants are often the first person a patient sees when visiting the doctor. Studies will include anatomy, medical terminology, biology, etc., and laboratory work.
Curriculum Covers: Eligible Certifications:
- Medical Terminology SITTI's Certification
- Infectious Control ASVAB Certification
- Medical Billing NHA Certification
- Coping Skills AMCA Certification
- Therapeutic Communications
- Techniques Use in Phlebotomy
- The Physician Exam Career Opportunities
- Basic Pharmacology Physicians Offices
- Medical Calculation Hospitals
- Phlebotomy Urgent Care Clinic
- Clinical or Externship (120 hours training) Outpatient Clinics
Clinical Medical Assistants (Back Office Medical Specialist): perform both administrative and clinical duties, reporting directly to an office manager, physician, or other health practitioner. Training will focus on examining room procedures, obtaining vital signs and medical histories, performing routine laboratory procedures, sterilizing and maintaining equipment, and the proper techniques for administering medications as directed by the physician. You'll also learn to handle administrative duties. In addition to training from instructors with real-world experience, you will also complete an externship in a physician's office, clinic or related healthcare facility under the supervision of a physician, nurse, or health services professional.
BSC 104 Med Terminology 3 training hours
AHC 116 Explore Health Careers 3 training hours
AHC 110 Human Body 3 training hours
BSC 106 Med.Billing 3 training hours
BIO 230 Anatomy & P I 4 training hours
BIO 231 Anatomy & P II 4 training hours
BSC 100 Keyboarding 3 training hours
AHC 122 MA Procedures I 4 training hours
AHC 123 Ma Procedures II 4 training hours
AHC 178 Hospital Procedures 4 training hours
AHC 290 Externship 4 training hours
AHC 173 Applied Pharmacology 3 training hours
U.S. News and World Report rank this career as #8 Best Health Care Support Jobs and #66 in its 100 Best Jobs ranking.
Projected Job Growth: 23%
Salary Range: $29,960-$35,600
Average Length of Education: 12 months
Responsible For: maintaining accurate patient histories, taking vitals such as blood pressure, heart rate, temperature, etc., obtaining laboratory samples, updating patient records, scheduling appointments