Clinical Medical Assistant
The CCMA student will be trained to perform at a minimum entry level in positions normally available in a medical facility such as physicians’, chiropractors’, or podiatrists’ offices and clinics. The program provides the MA with entry-level theory and limited “hands-on” training in basic and routine clinical and office tasks. This will equip the MA with the competencies required to perform in either a clinical or office capacity. The graduate will be able to assist in EKG, X -ray procedures, first aid, and phlebotomy. He or She will be able to perform clinical procedures, preparing the patient for physical exams, and assisting the physician with other exams. The MA may help the physician with minor surgical procedures and can sterilize and care for instruments.
Become a Medical Assistant in 12 Weeks
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant
What Is a Medical Assistant?
A certified medical assistant, also known as a CMA, works under the supervision of physicians and nurses. As a medical assistant, you’ll work in direct patient care, performing tasks such as prepping patients for exams, performing minor procedures and scheduling patient appointments.
Our Certified Clinical Medical Assistant program delivers the education and hands-on training you need for success as a Medical Assistant. Once you complete the program, you’ll be eligible to take the Medical Assistant certification exam as well as the Basic X-Ray Operator certification exam for entry-level employment. Our Clinical Medical Assistant program only takes approximately 12 weeks to complete. This means you’ll be able to start your medical career in less than a year.
Medical Assistants are found anywhere patient care is completed. This includes facilities such as hospitals, clinics, doctor’s offices, specialty clinics, critical care facilities, emergency departments and more. Some healthcare facilities hire medical assistants without a formal degree or certificate. However, higher education can make job candidates more competitive. Most states do not require a formal degree to practice as a medical assistant. However, employers may prefer a postsecondary non-degree award like a certificate.
How to perform basic first aid
How to perform CPR/AED
Take vital signs
Apply proper body mechanics
Hand washing and cleanliness skills
An introduction to all body systems
Phlebotomy and Injections
The CCMA course
ESTIMATED COMPLETION TIME: 12 Weeks
What Is the Job Outlook for Medical Assistants?
As a medical assistant, you’ll be able to make a difference in the lives of many patients. Plus, you’ll reap the benefits of a fast-growing career. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical assistant careers are expected to grow by 18% between now and 2030, which is much faster than average growth for other occupations.
Medical Assistant Salary
The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the average salary for a medical assistant is $35,850 per year or $17.23 per hour. Depending on your employer and area of employment, your salary could be higher or lower. Plus, you may receive benefits such as health insurance and PTO.
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