Career in Medical Assisting

What does a Medical Assistant Do?

A Medical Assistant (MA) plays a vital role in the operation of a hospital or physician's office. He or she performs minor clinical and administrative duties that make a medical facility run smoothly and successfully, ensuring the best treatment experience for both doctor and patient.

The tasks vary by office and specialty area. In smaller offices, Medical Assistants are usually generalists, providing both administrative and clinical support. In larger practices, Medical Assistants often specialize in certain areas. MAs spend much of their time helping and working with people, so a key to success in this profession is a sincere desire to work with patients directly in an outpatient setting and help people maintain and improve their health.

What are the Administrative duties?

Like other medical administrative roles, MAs handle medical records and insurance information, arrange for hospital admissions and lab work, and manage office communications. Other office duties may include greeting patients, setting appointments and handling bookkeeping and billing.

What are the Clinical duties?

Clinical duties may include asepsis and infection control, taking patient histories and vital signs, performing first aid and CPR, preparing patients for procedures, performing electrocardiograms (ECGs), assisting the physician with examinations and treatments, performing suture removal, collecting and processing specimens, performing selected lab and diagnostic tests, administering medications (injections), and drawing blood (venipuncture).

What are the Career Opportunities?

Medical Assistant training prepares students for a rewarding, in-demand medical career, with many opportunities to advance. Graduates are able to gain employment with:

  • Hospitals
  • Physicians' Practices
  • Insurance Carriers
  • Outpatient Facilities
  • Medical Spas

What are the Opportunities for Advancement?

Medical assisting offers terrific opportunities for advancement. A medical assistant can advance to office supervisor, practice manager, clinical supervisor and many other administrative positions. CMAs may also choose to teach in medical assisting programs. Graduates of the medical assisting program can go on to obtain a bachelor’s degree in healthcare management or other fields.

Job Placement

We offer lifetime job placement assistance!

We work with numerous companies, medical offices, medical spas, salons, and hospitals, who have hired a significant number of our graduates. We cannot guarantee employment for graduates, but we work with each student to determine their ideal job placement – and helping them get the job of their dreams!

We provide free seminars to our students on business and career success topics. We also offer assistance with resume writing and interviewing preparation.

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