The purpose of the Medical Assisting program is to provide students with the appropriate educational theory and hands on skills required to prepare them for entry-level position as an Administrative/ClinicalMedicalAssistant. Students will study the structure and functions of the major body systems in conjunction with medical terminology, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Medicalassistants are the most versatile allied health professionals, they work alongside physicians, mainly in outpatient or ambulatory care facilities, such as medical offices and clinics. Medicalassistants are cross-trained to perform administrative and clinical duties (660 hours).
Medical assistants work alongside physicians, mainly in outpatient or ambulatory care facilities, such as medical offices and clinics
Administrative Duties (may include, but not limited to):
Using computer applications
Updating and filing patient medical records
Coding and filling out insurance forms
Arranging for hospital admissions and laboratory services
Handling correspondence, billing, and bookkeeping
Clinical Duties (may include, but not limited to):
Taking medical histories
Explaining treatment procedures to patients
Preparing patients for examination
Assisting the physician during exams
Collecting and preparing laboratory specimens
Performing basic laboratory tests
Instructing patients about medication and special diets
Preparing and administering medications as directed by a physician
Authorizing prescription refills as directed
Removing sutures and changing dressings
What prerequisites are required?
Students must have a High school Diploma or GED (A foreign High School diploma must be evaluated for US equivalency). Students must be 18 years or older. A Basic life Support (BLS) is also required for completion of MedicalAssistant program. This is offered through American Heart Association. You must attend orientation in order to enroll into our Medical Assisting program.
What skills will student have upon completion of the program?
Certification offers proof to employers that a medical assistant has achieved the highest standards of education and credentialing in the medical assisting field. We are currently affiliated with:
* For National Certification: National Center for Competency Testing https://www.ncctinc.com
* For State Certification: California Certifying Board for Medical Assistants www.ccbma.org
What are some career opportunities?
Students can work in various settings such as: Family practice, Pediatrics, Podiatry, Dermatology, Internal medicine, Rheumatology, Gastroenterology, Urgent Care medicine as a Back office MA, Administrative Assistant, Office Manager, etc..
What is the projected growth for this Job? What’s the career outlook?