Medical assistants are trained to draw blood, obtain vital signs, take limited-scope X-rays, perform basic laboratory tests, conduct an EKG and manage administrative functions such as patient billing procedures and patient charting in the electronic health record. If assisting doctors in clinics and physicians’ offices interests you and you want to be part of a medical team, then our Medical Assisting program may be right for you. Our Medical Assisting program offers courses in a traditional medical assistant curriculum as well as limited-scope radiography.
You will receive training in the clinical and administrative duties required in a variety of medical settings. Graduates will be qualified to perform the general duties of an entry-level medical assistant and be able to perform routine X-ray procedures assigned by a supervising physician. Students who complete the program will be prepared for the Registered Medical Assistant Certification Exam and the Limited Scope X-ray licensure, where applicable.
WHICH MEDICAL ASSISTANT SKILLS WILL I LEARN?
- Perform and develop general X-rays
- Draw blood
- Gather specimens
- Prepare patients for examination
- Check blood pressure and perform EKGs
- CPR and first-aid procedures
- Remove sutures/change dressings
- Prepare specimens for microscopic testing
- Use centrifuges and perform lab tests
- Test urine samples
- Sterilize equipment
- Gather and maintain records and billing information
- Track inventory and order supplies
- Prepare charts and profiles
- Provide patient education
WHERE DO MEDICAL ASSISTANTS WORK?
- Doctors’ Offices
- Multi-Specialty Medical Clinics
- Urgent Care Centers
- Medical Clinics
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