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Medical Assistant

What is a Medical Assistant?
Medical assistants work alongside physicians, mainly in outpatient or ambulatory care facilities, such as medical offices and clinics.
In Demand  |  Medical assisting is one of the nation’s fastest growing careers, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, attributing job growth to the following:
  • Predicted surge in the number of physicians’ offices and outpatient care facilities
  • Technological advancements
  • Growing number of elderly Americans who need medical treatment
    Job Responsibilities  |  Medical assistants are cross-trained to perform administrative and clinical duties.
    Here is a quick overview (duties vary from office to office depending on location, size, specialty, and state law):
    Administrative Duties (may include, but not limited to):
  • Using computer applications
  • Answering telephones
  • Greeting patients
  • Updating and filing patient medical records
  • Coding and filling out insurance forms
  • Scheduling appointments
  • 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
  • Drawing blood
  • Taking electrocardiograms
  • Removing sutures and changing dressings
Monday – Thursday 8:00am-12:00pm
Total Class, Lab and Clinical time will be 36 hours
 
Students wishing to attend this program must meet these requirements to become eligible.
Prerequisite for the MA program:
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • CPR with American Heart Assoc.
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Phlebotomy
  • EKG/ECG
  • Advance Nursing Skills
 
Other requirements:
  • Uniform ( same as Healthcare Tech )
  • No drug screen unless over 30 days
  • No background check unless over 6 months
  • Insurance
  • TB skin test if more than 6 months
  • Flu Vac if season

     

    The cost of the National Health career (CCMA) exam is $149.00 not included with tuition.

     

Tuition Payment Schedule: All programs require a deposit of $300.00 and is required at time of registration. You may make payments while attending class in the form of credit/debit card, money order, or cash. A weekly payment must be paid! The amount is up to you. All fees must be paid in full by 5:00pm on last business day before clinical rotation. Failure to do so results in postponing clinical and a hold on diploma/certification. Student may pay in full at time of enrollment.

Thank You,

C.N.A. Nursing School Staff