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About the Program
Medical Assistants are multi-skilled practitioners who perform a wide range of clinical and administrative tasks in physicians’ offices and other healthcare settings. They often perform administrative duties such as using computers to make patient appointments, billing, maintaining accurate medical records, and greeting patients.
The clinical duties of a medical assistant can include assisting with medical exams, conducting basic laboratory tests, drawing blood, and EKGs, preparing patients for X-rays, giving medication, and assisting with minor office surgical procedures. Because a medical assistant is often a patient’s first contact with a caregiver, medical assistants are important for setting the tone and contributing to the success of the patient’s treatment.
Take courses in clinical laboratory, administrative procedures, and professional development. The program is accredited and prepares you to take the National Certification Exam. The Medical Assisting Program’s goal is to prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains essential to providing safe and caring services.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Medical Assistants is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations, as the health services industry continues to expand and diversify.
Medical Assisting Program Outcomes
Retention rate: 2019 Admission cohort 90.91%
Job Placement rate: 2019 Graduation year 100%
Exam Passage: 2019 Graduates 100%
A graduate of the Medical Assisting program may qualify for such jobs as:
- Front or Back Office Medical Assistant
- EKG Technician
- Lab Assistant or Aide
- Blood Donor Technician
- Medical Billing Clerk
- Medical Coder
Medical Assistants frequently work in:
- Doctor’s offices
- Walk-in clinics
- Ambulatory centers
- Specialized areas in hospitals