Medical Assistant Training Programs in DC

You can get a rewarding career and become a Medical Assistant with medical assistant training programs in DC. Career Technical Institute (CTI) is a premier technical and career training institution in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Students will get quality training at CTI’s Washington D.C. campus, located in the downtown business district, with easy access to public transportation. At CTI, students learn how to administer medication, monitor vital signs, take blood, assist with exams and perform supportive administrative tasks. They also get real-world experience through an unpaid externship at a local medical office or healthcare facility. Both day and evening …

Prepare for Medical Assistant Certification in Washington DC

Did you know that you can gain your Medical Assistant Certification in Washington DC in less than a year? While some other healthcare-related programs take several years to complete, earning a Medical Assistant Certificate can be considerably shorter. In just 40 weeks, you can earn your certificate at Career Technical Institute with our Medical Assistant program. Keep reading to learn why becoming a Medical Assistant could be the career path for you. What Actually Does a Medical Assistant Do? Medical Assistants perform a variety of administrative and patient-related tasks. Typically, a medical assistant works in a healthcare facility administering medication, …

Healthcare Industry Needs Medical Assistants

The rapid spread of the Coronavirus has put the healthcare industry in a tailspin. Today, brave and noble healthcare workers are on the frontline saving lives. More healthcare workers are needed. There has been no time in recent history when medical assistants have been in such high demand. According to Reader’s Digest, the demand for trained medical personnel has skyrocketed. Medical Office Professionals are needed to process insurance paperwork for patients. Medical Assistants are needed to take vital signs and collect samples for lab tests. There is also a dire need for Medical Office Administrators to perform vital administrative duties …

CTI Medical Assistants 3rd Annual 2019 Winter Drive for the Homeless

This holiday season, there are thousands of people in Washington D.C. who don’t know how they will get their next meal. Many of these people include working poor-families, fixed-income seniors, low-income military families, the homeless, and children living in poverty. A recent survey showed that there are approximately 6,904 homeless people in D.C. In addition, according to the Census Bureau, 14 percent of the District’s 28,400 veterans are reportedly living in poverty. Federal and local providers of human services are trying to help veterans at risk of becoming homeless. A VA spokeswoman recently told The Times, “We’re actively looking to …

Top 6 Questions about being a Medical Assistant

When you are considering training for a new career, such as training as a medical assistant, you may have many questions. There is a lot you need to know about the medical assistant career field before you make a choice. Below you will find the top 6 questions about being a medical assistant. #1 How much does a medical assistant get paid? According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2018, the average pay for medical assistants was about $33,610 per year. Salaries may be higher depending on certification and years of experience. #2 What is the highest paid …

Phlebotomy and being a Medical Assistant

Did you know that Phlebotomy is a big part of being a medical assistant? If you are interested in a career as a phlebotomist, consider a career as a medical assistant. Learn the difference between being a phlebotomist and a medical assistant. Both are great careers. Find out which one is best for you. Phlebotomy involves drawing blood from patients and getting a lab order ready. Phlebotomy offers the opportunity to work at a clinic or hospital, or lab. However, if you’re searching for a healthcare career that goes beyond drawing blood, it’s worthwhile considering a career as a medical …