Medical Assisting

2021 CLASSES —$2995

Medical Assisting Training

Medical Assisting is a rigorous and comprehensive training designed to provide students with the knowledge and the skills required to provide basic care to patients in medical and ambulatory care facilities. Upon completion of this training, students will be trained for entry-level positions to provide aid and essential services in many venues of the health care system, including doctors’ offices, clinics, and other facilities that provide health care on an outpatient basis. Through classroom instruction and instructor-guided courses and labs, students with this training will be able to communicate with patients, assist medical personnel with procedures, perform administrative and clinical duties, and provide essential medical assistance in a professional and an efficient manner.

What does a Medical Assistant do?

Medical Assistants prepare patients for examinations by taking temperature, weight, blood pressure and pulse, and then aid physicians during exams and treatments. They may give injections, draw blood, prepare lab specimens, and conduct evaluation testing. They also have administrative duties such as scheduling appointments, maintaining files, preparing reports, and billing and collection support. Medical Assistants are multi-skilled health professionals specifically educated to work in clinical and ambulatory settings performing administrative and clinical duties. The practice of medical assisting directly influences the public's health and well-being, and requires mastery of a complex body of knowledge and specialized skills requiring both formal education and practical experience.

Length of Training: 8 weeks.