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Medical assistants help patients live healthy lives by providing essential care. Responsibilities include keeping records, taking vitals, giving injections, as well as preparing samples for lab tests.
You can train for a new career in less time than you think. It only takes 10 months to complete our Medical Assistant program. Our focused, hands-on training is designed to prepare you for quick workplace entry.
2019 annual national salary for jobs in this occupation*
Lowest 10%: $25,820 or less
2019-29 projected growth*
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Assistants, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm (visited September 29, 2020).
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This program features a blend of online and on-campus learning. This is to help make going to school work with your busy schedule. Typically, you will come to campus one time per week, where you can practice hands-on skills and ask your instructor questions. Complete the rest of your coursework online at home, at your own pace, and on your own time.
As a medical assisting student, you’ll receive a laptop to help you with your online coursework, which is yours to keep after graduation. All-inclusive tuition also covers your books, Altierus branded backpack, school scrubs, and blood pressure kit. Test preparation and fees for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam or the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification exam are also included.
Your coursework integrates professional skills development into this program so you’ll have the soft skills employers look for. You’ll also prepare to take the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam or Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification, you can demonstrate to employers you have the skills and knowledge required to provide high-quality patient care.
To help you become successful as a medical assistant, this program covers the structure and function of major body systems in conjunction with medical terminology, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, computer skills, administrative processes, bookkeeping and accounting practices, and the processing of medical insurance forms and claims.
Learn how to perform critical duties such as:
Preparation and testing are included in the program at no extra cost for the following certification exams: