Medical assisting is becoming a must-have skill set for anyone interested in working in the healthcare industry – whether you want to become a care giver or work in an operational or administrative role. Learning the required skills and knowledge will open doors to many career opportunities and demonstrate an understanding of health care delivery and operations. A Medical Assistant provides general patient care in healthcare facilities such as physicians’ offices, hospitals, and clinics. It offers the flexibility of online learning AND also includes a 130 hour in-person clinical experience – a must have for on-the-job success. A complete ebook library, one-on-one help from instructors and technical support team, and a CCMA exam voucher are also included.
Medical assistants perform a diverse set of skills:
• Obtain patient vital signs
• Take measurements
• Administer oral and parenteral medications
• Perform wound care
• Assist during procedures
• Label and process specimens
• Prepare for, perform, and monitor EKG
• Manage medical records
• Process health insurance
Medical assistants work in physicians’ offices, hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities. Salaries vary by employer, location, and experience, but the U.S. Department of Labor* reports that the middle 50% of medical assistants earn between $26,080 and $36,800 a year.
(*U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
The Career Step online Medical Assistant training program covers:
- Microsoft Office skills
- Healthcare reimbursement
- Basic anatomy
- Medical terminology
- Medical office procedures
- Routine patient care
- Clinical patient care
- EKG testing
- And more
You’ll graduate prepared to take the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) certification exam—and you’ll even receive a voucher to take the exam when you complete the course. You’ll also be prepared to take the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certification exam. The curriculum includes images, exercises, learning games, and highly interactive instructional simulations to increase your understanding of key concepts and help you learn the material so you can become proficient at medical assisting.