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Medical Assistant (MA)
The Medical Assistant program provides learners with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed as medical assistants in both clinical and administrative settings. The program is designed to prepare students for both the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) and the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certification exams.
The Medical Assistant program includes three phases of instruction and clinical experience:
Phase 1: Course Instruction (515 hours of online instruction)
Phase 2: Pre-Clinical Academy Program (Instructor led)
Phase 3: On Site Clinical Experience (Employer led)
WHAT DO MEDICAL ASSISTANTS DO?
Within the large and growing healthcare industry, medical assistants play a key role in keeping a healthcare facility running smoothly. They perform general patient care and handle routine administrative responsibilities that frequently include the following: obtaining patient vital signs, taking measurements, administering oral and parenteral medications, performing wound care, assisting during procedures, labeling and processing specimens, preparing for, performing, and monitoring EKG, managing medical records, and processing health insurance.
WHERE DO MEDICAL ASSISTANTS WORK?
Medical assistants work in healthcare facilities such as physicians’ offices, hospitals, and clinics. The 24/7 nature of healthcare makes night and weekend schedules a possibility; however, most medical assistants work standard daytime hours.