Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant

The Medical Assistant program provides students with the skills to function as professionals in a variety of healthcare settings. Gain skills to perform administrative tasks including patient reception, health records management, billing, and payment processing. Additionally, gain skills to perform clinical tasks such as assisting with minor surgery, taking vital signs, preparing patients for examinations, performing EKG, obtaining health history, specimen collection, administering first aid, and other related tasks commonly performed in a physician’s office or other outpatient healthcare settings. Clinical medical assistants provide both administrative and clinical services in various health care settings such as private offices, ambulatory centers, and hospitals.

Learn How to:

  • Measure Vital Signs
  • Prepare Patients for Examinations
  • Assist in Minor Surgeries
  • Update Patient’s Medical Records
  • Administer Electrocardiograms (EKG’s)
  • Schedule Patient Appointments
  • Perform Medical Billing & Coding
  • Prepare Samples for Lab Tests

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CertifiedPrepare for Industry Certifications
The Medical Assistant program will prepare you to take the following healthcare industry certifications after completion of the program:

National Healthcareer Association (NHA)

  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
  • Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)
  • Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS)

US Bureau of Labor StatisticsWhy Medical Assistant?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics*, employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 19 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. The growth of the aging baby-boom population will continue to increase the demand for preventive medical services, which are often provided by physicians. As a result, physicians will hire more assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties, allowing the physicians to see more patients. *