Medical Assisting Program
Career Care Institute’s Medical Assisting (MA) program is designed to adequately prepare the graduate for an entry-level position as a medical assistant within a healthcare setting in both front-office (administrative) and back-office (clinical) capacities.
Our students will gain their knowledge through intense clinical, laboratory, and administrative tasks. At the end of the program, students will be placed in a selection of medical offices, hospitals, or clinics for one hundred and sixty (160) hours of externship.
CCI is programmatically accredited by the Council on Occupational Education at all three campuses.
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Medical Assistants perform routine administrative tasks to keep offices running smoothly. They typically answer phones, greet patients, update and file patient medical records, fill out insurance forms, handle correspondence, schedule appointments, arrange for hospital admissions, handle billing, and monitor bookkeeping.
Clinical duties vary according to state law, but usually include medical histories, recording vital signs, explaining treatment procedures to patients, preparing patients for examination, and assisting physicians during examinations. Medical Assistants dispose of contaminated supplies and sterilize medical instruments.
They instruct patients about medication and special diets, prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician, authorize drug refills as directed, telephone prescriptions to a pharmacy, draw blood, prepare patients for x-rays, take electrocardiograms, remove sutures, and change dressings.
Medical Assistants work in a variety of health care settings, our students typically choose:
- Physicians’ Offices
- Research Facilities
- HMO Hospitals
Quick Overview of the program
Our MEDICAL ASSISTING program is designed to fast-track you to employment…finish in as little as 9 months!
Students who have completed our program have gone on to earn a salary of $20/hr.
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Career Care Institute’s Medical Assisting program features training designed to meet your employment goals, such as hands-on training for both front and back office, job placement assistance for life, financial aid (for those who qualify), EKG Certification, Venipuncture Certification CPR training, National Medical Assisting Certification (CMA).
Your skills will qualify you to work in a number of specialty practices, such as cardiac, pulmonary, fertility clinics, urgent care, and many more!