Athens institute of Allied Health (Main campus)

Clinical Medical Assistant

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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.

Program Objectives

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How to perform basic first aid

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How to perform CPR/AED

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Take vital signs

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Apply proper body mechanics

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Hand washing and cleanliness skills

Body Parts
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An introduction to all body systems

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Electrocardiogram

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Phlebotomy and Injections

The CCMA course

*Indicates prerequisite exists. Student must complete the prerequisite course prior to entry into this course of have the instructor’s permission to enter the course.”
CCMA Curriculum
TOTAL CLOCK HOURS:380
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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To qualify for graduation from this program the students must demonstrate competency in each of the patient care skills and successfully complete the both externships. Graduates in this program will be qualified to find entry-level positions in doctor’s offices, hospitals, nursing and convalescent health care facilities.
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