Medical Assistants are in very high demand in the field of healthcare.
As a medical assistant, you will be working with healthcare professionals, and you will be qualified to assist with patient assessments,examinations, obtaining laboratory specimens, performing electrocardiograms, providing patient education, and much more.
With the right training, Medical Assistants can also be qualified to perform important administrative tasks such as billing and electronic health record management.
Regardless of the option that you choose, these programs are designed to give you the flexibility to skillfully perform responsibilities, both general and specific, required in the healthcare field. The program culminates with an externship, further readying the student to contribute to a medical office environment. Medical Assisting students will exit the program with a thorough knowledge of the equipment, processes, terminology, ethics and laws involved in medical practices.
Certification Exams: Medical Assistant (CCMA), Phlebotomy Technician (CPT), EKG Technician (CET),Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA), Electronic Health Records (CEHRS), Billing and CodingSpecialist (CBCS), Microsoft Office Certification (MOS)
Employment: clinics, hospitals, community health centers, nursing homes, doctor offices, outpatient facilities and other health care facilities
Building your career? Also consider a course for Patient Care Technicians. Combining these credentials will open up more opportunities.