Medical Assistants are healthcare professionals who keep doctor’s offices, clinics, hospitals, and other medical practices moving by performing clinical and administrative tasks.
Clinical responsibilities include taking vital signs, preparing patients for exams, and instructing patients on treatment procedures. Administrative duties include filing medical records, filling out patients’ insurance forms, and scheduling appointments.
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Through Remington College's 8-month(1) Medical Assisting Diploma program, you can prepare for a career in an industry that offers the chance to help people.(2) Get an introduction to an array of coursework – including patient care, anatomy and human health, and pharmacology.
A combination of classroom medical assistant training, hands-on laboratory experience, and an opportunity to work in an externship can teach you many of the skills you will need to become a Medical Assistant.(2)(3)Click here to learn more about our Medical Assisting diploma program curriculum >>>
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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), "Job seekers who want to work as a medical assistant should find excellent job prospects" since this field is expected to grow much faster than average from 2008 to 2018.(4)
The BLS adds, "Medical assistants with formal training or experience - particularly those with certification - should have the best job opportunities, since employers generally prefer to hire these workers."(4)Click here to learn more about the Medical Assisting job outlook >>>
Remington College's Medical Assisting Diploma Program is available at the following campuses:
Remington College offers several ways to "upgrade" your Medical Assisting training with additional educational routes that can expand both your education and potential career options.(1)
Depending on your campus location, you can opt for the 12-month Medical Assisting with X-Ray Tech (Limited Scope) and EKG coursework.(5)
In addition to Medical Assistant training, you will study the operation of X-ray equipment as well as how to position and work with patients in examination, develop X-rays, and use EKG technology to test and measure a patient’s heart-rate. Click here to learn more about our X-Ray Tech (Limited Scope) and EKG Program >>>
Laboratory assistants play a hands-on role in a medical laboratory. If you’re at our Lafayette, Louisiana campus, this 12-month program can net you a Medical Assistant Diploma with training in medical laboratory work.(5)
In addition to Medical Assisting training, you will study collecting and examining samples under the supervision of instructors with experience in laboratory settings, as well as order, make, care for, and store chemical solutions, cultures, equipment and supplies. Click here to learn more about our Medical Laboratory Assistant Program >>>
(1)Program completion times may vary based on individual results/circumstances. At Remington College – Columbia campus, this program may be completed in as few as 9 months.
(2)Employment upon graduation not guaranteed.
(3)Must meet minimum GPA requirements to quality for externship program. State certification/licensure may be required.
(4)www.bls.gov. BLS statistics represent national job growth expectations and are not necessarily reflective of local market conditions.
(5)Program completely times may vary. Program availability varies by campus.
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