Our Medical Assistant program is designed to educate and train students in the relevant aspects of medical office management that include performing specialized tests, booking appointments, preparing patients for physical examinations, insurance billing, and other responsibilities. The role of a medical assistant is vital for the office management for clinics and other medical practices. Once students have completed our program they’ll be responsible for a variety of responsibilities and day-to-day tasks to keep the office organized and operating smoothly.
What Does a Medical Assistant Do?
Medical assistants are allied health professionals who support the work of others in the field in a clinical setting. Medical assistants usually gain their certification through an accredited program through college. They are usually responsible for performing routine procedures and tasks such as collecting and preparing the specimens of tissues or bodily fluids, measuring a patient’s vital signs, and even keeping track of medical recordkeeping systems.
Medical assistants may be responsible for performing a variety of other tasks including greeting patients, filing and updating patient medical records, handling patient and medical professional correspondence, scheduling appointments, and other day-to-day tasks. Duties for a medical assistant vary according to the laws of jurisdiction and the clinical setting they work in. Depending on the jurisdiction, medical assistants can be responsible for performing office work to being able to perform advanced procedures such as taking X-rays or giving injections.
How Do You Become Prepared for a Career as a Medical Assistant?
Enrolling in our medical assistant school is the first step towards for this new career field. Our program is designed to educate and to prepare students to help them develop the skills and hands on experience necessary to work in an entry level medical office, clinic, or other medical practice. The program is also offered online where more than 50% of the courses are available or is part of a hybrid delivery.
What Skills Can You Expect to Develop During the Program?
Studying for a new career in our medical assistant program takes time, dedication, and perseverance to see it through to the end. Our program goes beyond just teaching students the bare bone facts of being a medical assistant. We instill the need for possessing certain qualities to excel in this challenging, but often rewarding career field so you’re well set for success once you complete the program.
The medical assistant career path is an ideal option for people who possess the following qualities:
- The ability to remain courteous even in bad situations
- Possesses strong communication skills
- Good grasp of self-control during intense situations
- Strong sense of integrity
- Able to handle high levels of stress
- Able to be empathetic towards other people and their patients
Working in the medical field entails coming into contact with people from all walks of life, so you’ll need a good grasp of how to remain composed even during intense situations. Working in the medical field also means you’ll need to pay strict attention to detail which will be vital to succeeding in the courses taught over the course of the program.
Can You Choose a Schedule That Fits Your Schedule?
Yes, we have several schedule options available to fit your needs and to make it ideal to your lifestyle. We understand many students have responsibilities outside of classes like work, family, and other concerns. We have campus day and evening classes available to work around your schedule if necessary.
Due to the necessity of hands on learning for our medical assistant program, potential students can expect to be class sizes to be relatively small. You will be assigned coursework to help you to develop the skills over the course of the program and to prepare you for your new career. Students who have finished their coursework will have the option to take the statewide exam to become certified.
Can You Get a Job Once You Graduate?
We understand employment is a concern after complete our certificate and diploma programs which may take between twelve to eighteen months to complete. There is a demand for trained professionals and great jobs are available for you once you complete the program. We will help you with job placement once you’ve graduated so you have a great chance of landing your ideal job.
Our program also offers certification preparation helps students to be ready for their exam so they can become certified in their new career. We offer opportunities for externships or internships so students are able to learn outside of the classroom in real world scenarios so they’re equipped to handle their new career choice.
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