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Medical Assistant Program

This medical assistant program prepares students for a position as a Medical Assistant with Instructor-Led Live Online classes and safe on- campus practices. A diploma will be awarded upon successful completion of the medical assistant programs in Miami or Miramar. In the Medical Assistant training program at FVI School of Nursing and Technology, we can give you the skills you need to enter the healthcare industry and thrive within a medical team.

Medical Assistant School in Miami & Miramar

What can I expect?

The Medical Assistant program in Miami, FL and Miramar, FL teaches students to prepare patients for physical examinations and minor surgeries, collect biological specimens, perform specialized medical tests – such as urinalysis, phlebotomy, EKG, and limited X-Rays – as well as process and record pharmacological data.  The program is also designed to train students in all of the relevant aspects of medical office management including reception, booking appointments, records management, informatics, and insurance billing.

Graduates of our medical assistant school in Miami or Miramar will be prepared and possess the skills and hands-on experience to work at the entry level in medical offices, clinics and various medical practices.

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When you choose FVI, you will be able to choose a schedule that best fits your needs such as:

On-Campus & Online Medical Assistant Courses

Due to the need for hands-on learning, your class sizes will be relatively small. You will have assigned coursework that will allow you to make the most of your medical assistant training program.

Once you finish the coursework, you will have the option of taking a statewide exam to become certified. Graduates of our medical assistant schools in South Florida are eligible to sit for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) certification exam provided by the American Associate of Medical Assistants (AAMA). Graduates are also eligible to sit for the Nationally Registered Certified Medical Assistant (NRCMA) exam provided by the The National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP).

Our medical assisting program will offer you certification preparation that will allow you to be ready for your exam (if you plan on taking it). FVI School of Nursing and Technology – Miramar campus was awarded the prestigious Lamp of Learning for exceeding the national average pass rates for NAHP certifications in 2019! The Lamp of Learning award is verification that FVI partners with students to ensure they pass.  We help students to really understand the materials that we teach.  

FVI even offers opportunities for internships or externships so that you can learn even more outside of the classroom in real world scenarios. The medical assistant program in Miami or Miramar offers you a variety of classes that can fit around your schedule and will allow you to get the most out of your training.

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Internships & Externships

At FVI School of Nursing and Technology, we are committed to providing students with real world experience in addition to in-depth instruction at our Miami and Miramar campuses. Once students have completed their coursework, they have the opportunity to begin an internship or externship.

This opportunity usually lasts 3 to 6 weeks and will allow you to put the skills that you have learned through your medical assistant courses to work in the real world. You can complete this internship or externship in the front office, the back office, or both.

During this part of your program, you will be able to work with real patients and you will be using all of the information that you have learned through your medical assistant courses in Miami or Miramar. In your medical assistant career, you will want to do your best work possible to receive a high grade from your supervisor. For this reason, you will need to treat it like a real job.

Employment Opportunities

Great jobs are available after you complete medical assistant school. When you choose FVI as your medical assistant school in Miami or Miramar, we will help you with job placement once you have graduated.

Our Medical Assistant program provides students with the knowledge and training to become an entry-level medical assistant professional in most healthcare facilities. Our graduates may find employment at medical clinics, hospitals, physician’s offices, and even in healthcare facilities for specialized medicine such as optometry, gynecology, and pediatrics. If you want to gain a position as a medical assistant professional in a rising career field, FVI School of Nursing and Technology’s Medical Assistant program is the path to take!

Do I Need to be Certified?

No, you are not required to be certified to become a medical assistant. However, many employers do require that their medical assistants be certified. FVI School of Nursing and Technology strongly advises all our students to take the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant certification exam (CCMA), which we administer at our learning facility.

Obtaining your medical assistant certificate is more than just training and learning from a book. You will need to be professional in order to succeed as a medical assistant and you will want to have all of the qualities that employers look for such as politeness and maintaining a neat appearance.

The Medical Assistant program in Miami and Miramar is a 32-credit hour diploma program. At our healthcare school in Miami and Miramar, full-time students can typically complete this certificate and diploma program within 9 months.