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Overview

Remington College’s Medical Assistant diploma program can help you take the first step towards a career in the health care industry.(1) As a student you will study proper patient care techniques, human anatomy and phlebotomy.

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Medical Assistant Diploma Program at Remington College

Medical assistants play a critical role in the daily operations of doctor’s offices, clinics and healthcare facilities. As a healthcare professional, you’ll be interacting with patients by taking vital signs, preparing them for exams and explaining what they’re about to experience during their visit.

 

In addition to the personal interactions, you may be responsible for administrative duties that include filing medical records, handling insurance forms and scheduling appointments. You’ll most likely report to a doctor or nurse and handle incoming communication to the office or department. Medical assistants are an important aspect of any healthcare operation and can make or break the patient’s experience.

Hands-on Medical Assistant Training

Remington College’s medical assistant school will help prepare you for your transition into the real world through training in the classroom, familiarizing you with medical terminology and hands-on experience in a lab. The medical assistant program provides you with the opportunity to work in an externship(2) alongside doctors, nurses and patients giving you an idea of what your career will be like after you graduate.(1)

 

(1)Program availability varies by campus.
(2)Must meet minimum GPA requirements to qualify for externship program. Additional requirements may apply.

 

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Certification

Skills based certifications are a good way to differentiate yourself from other medical assisting job applicants. A certification means that you’ve passed a board-sanctioned test or have demonstrated expertise in a certain medical process.

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found that medical assistants with formal training and certifications should have the best job opportunities, since employers generally prefer to hire these workers.(1)

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.(2)

Certifications Available to Our Medical Assisting Students

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.

 

Click here for more information on Medical Assistant Certifications

 

(1)Certain restrictions may apply.
(2)Employment is not guaranteed for students or graduates.

 

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Job Outlook

Medical Assistants often work in a medical clinic, doctor’s private practice, or hospital. The job may require patient interaction and multitasking. Medical assistants typically follow administrative assisting or clinical assisting career paths.(1)

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Job Outlook for a Medical Assistants

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), medical assisting careers are projected to grow much faster than average over the 2014 through 2024 decade, with a 23 percent job growth forecast.(1,2)

 

A medical assisting diploma and certification may help your prospects even more, according to the BLS report: ‘Job opportunities should be excellent, particularly for those with formal training or experience, and certification.’

Do I need to Be Certified?

Certification as a medical assistant is not required, but it may give a resume a nice enhancement. And according to the BLS, “Employers prefer to hire certified assistants.”(1,2)

 

(1)Employment is not guaranteed for students or graduates. State licensure/certification may be required.
(2)http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/Medical-assistants.htm BLS statistics represent national job growth expectations and are not necessarily reflective of local market conditions.

 

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Career Possibilities(1)

MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

CLINICAL MEDICAL ASSISTANT

MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST

(1) Employment not guaranteed for students or graduates.

CURRICULUM

COURSE CONTENT INCLUDES

  • Health Science Essentials (includes CPR certification exam!)
  • Health Science Business Procedures
  • Law, Ethics, and Therapeutic Communication
  • Fundamentals of Medical Assisting
  • Medical Laboratory Procedures
  • Specialty Exams, Urinalysis, and Microbiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Nervous and Digestive Systems
  • Cardiac Specialty Procedures
  • Reimbursement
  • Coding and Billing
  • Healthcare Insurance
  • Capstone and Certification Preparation
  • Career Development Fundamentals
  • Career Development Principles
  • Externship

Medical Assisting Diploma Disclosure Information Cleveland | All Other Campuses

NO HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED?

The Medical Assisting Diploma program at Remington College gives students the opportunity to study for their high school equivalency test, and also practice their medical assisting skills under the guidance of an industry-experienced instructor.(1)

(1)Programs not available at all locations.

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