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Overview

Clinical medical assistants’ duties can vary, depending on the size of the practice in which they work and the practitioner’s specialty. In small practices, medical assistants handle administrative and clinical duties and report directly to an office manager, physician, or healthcare practitioner.

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Those medical assistants working in large practices tend to specialize in a particular area and work for department administrators.

  • Join the growing field of healthcare!(1)
  • Earn your degree in as few as 18 months.
  • Develop valuable on-the-job experience through our externship opportunity.

If you’re interested in a career in healthcare, Remington College’s associate degree in Clinical Medical Assisting provides training in the skills and knowledge that can help you qualify for entry-level medical assistant jobs in a variety of healthcare venues.(1)

(1)Employment is not guaranteed for students or graduates.

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Hands-On Training

We believe that obtaining a medical assistant certification demonstrates a willingness to learn and achieve on the graduate’s end and assures employers that Remington College graduates received an education that has prepared them for entry-level employment as a medical assistant.(1)

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Our clinical medical assistant training program includes:

  • Taking medical histories and recording vital signs.
  • Performing basic laboratory tests on the premises.
  • Instructing patients about medications and special diets.
  • Taking patients’ blood pressure.
  • Drawing blood.
  • Preparing patients for X-rays.
  • Taking electrocardiograms.
  • Changing dressings.

Your tuition for the Medical Assisting program includes the cost of your first attempt at the Certified Clinical Medical Assisting (CCMA) exam as well as the cost for the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.

(1)Employment is not guaranteed for students or graduates.

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Job Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), career opportunities for Medical Assistants are expected to grow by 23 percent nationally from 2014 to 2024, and by 10.6 percent for the State of Hawaii for 2010-2020,(2,3)

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Allied health professions fall into two major categories: technicians (assistants) and therapists/technologists. Technicians work under the supervision of technologists or therapists, who generally have a higher degree of experience and/or education. The “technician” part of the allied health field includes positions like medical laboratory technician, radiological/X-ray technician, medical assistant, and occupational therapy assistant, among several others.(1)

Various allied health positions involve contact with patients. Clinical medical assistants, for example, may work with patients to teach them about medications and special diets, draw blood, prepare patients for X-rays, take electrocardiograms (EKGs), change dressings, apply casts, remove sutures, and collect specimens to prepare them for lab testing.(4)

(1)http://www.explorehealthcareers.org/en/Field.1.aspx Excerpts summarized and reprinted courtesy of ExploreHealthCareers.org
(2)http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/Medical-assistants.htm
(3)https://www.hiwi.org/gsipub/index.asp?docid=423
(4)http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm

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PROGRAM DETAILS

Course List
Course # Course Name Qtr Credit Hrs
Associate or Lower - Level Core Curriculum
BN1108
Packaged Applications
6.00
CD1101
Career Development
3.00
MA125
 Medical Terminology 4.00
MA126
 Anatomy and Physiology 4.00
MA129
 Medical Office Procedures I 6.00
MA134
 Medical Office Procedures II 4.00
MA137
 Clinical Procedures I 6.00
MA152
 Medical Transcription 4.00
MA154
 Pharmacology 4.00
MA261
 Medical Law and Ethics I 2.00
MA262
 Medical Law and Ethics II 2.00
MA263
 Laboratory Skills I 6.00
MA267
 Clinical Procedures II 3.00
MA269
 Laboratory Skills II 6.00
MA299
 Medical Externship 6.00
Associate or Lower-Level General Education
GE1118
Introduction to Psychology
6.00
GE1218 Oral Communication 6.00
GE1318
College Algebra
6.00
GE1418
English Composition
6.00
Total 90
Program Summary

The Clinical Medical Assisting Degree Program provides training in administrative skills, which include patient scheduling, patient record management, and clinical skills. The objective of this Program is to prepare graduates for entry - level positions as medical assistants. This Program requires completion of a minimum of 90 credit hours, including any transfer credits that have been accepted. Program completion normally requires 18 months for full - time students. The Clinical Medical Assisting Degree Program is delivered in a system of six three - month quarters. Upon successful completion of all areas of this Program, graduates will be awarded an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Clinical Medical Assisting.

Potential Career Destinations(1)

Medical assistants who have the additional skills of X-ray may work in the following settings:

Medical Assisting with X-Ray Tech (Limited Scope) Diploma

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PHYSICIANS' OFFICES

CLINICS

(1) Employment not guaranteed for students or graduates.

ACCREDITED LEARNING INSTITUTION

Remington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education.

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ADMISSIONS

Our admissions staff will be there to help guide you through the process of choosing a program that fits your educational goals and make sure you have all of the documentation place to get started on the right path. At no point in the admissions and enrollment process will you have to go it alone, we are here to help.
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Financial Guidance

The process of deciding how to pay for your education can be an intimidating experience if you have never gone through it before. Fortunately, our financial aid representatives are on hand during the enrollment process to make sure you are aware of all of your options and have filled out the appropriate paperwork to ensure a smooth transition into your educational journey.
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Career Services

Our Career Services department works with our students and graduates to support them in their job search. From resume writing and interviewing techniques, to making connections with employers and holding job fairs, we provide support to current students and graduates.
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