A medical assistant supports the work of the physician, by working directly with the healthcare team and patient.
Medical Assistant Spotlight
What does a Medical Assistant do?
Medical assistants work side-by-side with doctors, nurses and others on the healthcare team, treating patients from newborns to senior citizens. They demonstrate a blend of varied skills including administrative, technical, communication and interpersonal abilities.
What will I learn?
What career opportunities are available?
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The objective of the program is to develop in students the personal traits and professional skills needed to perform as competent entry-level medical assistants. The program provides students with knowledge of anatomy and physiology, routine laboratory procedures, and patient care procedures commonly performed in medical offices.
Program length is approximately 9 months. Here are just a few classes you will take:
- Examination Techniques
- Clinical Aspects of Coding and Billing
- Surgical Procedures
- Medical Office Laboratory Procedures
Where can I take Medical Assistant training classes?
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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 29 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. The growth of the aging baby-boom population will continue to increase demand for preventive medical services, which are often provided by physicians. As a result, physicians will hire more assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties, allowing the physicians to see more patients.*