How to become a Medical Assistant
Career Technical Institute (CTI) can help you down the path of becoming a Medical Assistant. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that Medical Assistant jobs are projected to grow, offering a future full of opportunity and promise. Plus, working with doctors and other healthcare professionals to deliver supportive care to patients can mean living a rewarding and fulfilling life.
CTI provides an innovative Medical Assistant Program that offers a fun, collaborative environment, with both classroom and hands-on lab opportunities that will give you the knowledge and skills you need to thrive in a dynamic healthcare setting.
In about 40 weeks, as a medical assistant in training, you will learn how to administer medication, monitor vital signs, take blood, assist with exams and perform supportive administrative tasks. This medical assistant program also offers real-world experience through an unpaid externship at a local medical office or healthcare facility.Read More
Both day and evening classes are available and here is a glimpse into what you’ll learn:
- Phlebotomy and Hematology
- Pharmacology and Minor Office Surgery
- Prenatal Care and the Reproductive System
- Medical Insurance and Medical Records
- Digestive and Urinary Systems
- Skeletal and Muscular Systems
- Medical Office Management
- Medical Billing and Collections
- Medical Coding
Students interested in a medical assistant certification program will find that CTI’s courses focus on the skills and knowledge needed to help them with that goal. CTI offers enjoyable, fun, out-of-the-box, hands-on training with the hardware and software used in today’s industry. You will get the maximum amount of training in the minimum amount of time, all while having a great experience that will last you a lifetime!
How to get a Degree as a Medical Assistant
Research data shows that graduates with an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Allied Healthcare have access to a wider range of employment opportunities. With a degree as a medical assistant, you can have greater access to administrative and clinical positions in the offices of physicians, hospitals and other healthcare practitioners.
Medical assistant jobs are on the rise, and for those looking to start their career in the medical assistance field, with the skills that can set them apart from the competition, the Associate Degree of Applied Science in Allied Healthcare offered at Career Technical Institute (CTI) is the way to go! You will receive comprehensive training to perform certain clinical tasks, front office administrative duties and wide-ranging medical coding and medical billing duties.Read More
By pursuing an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Allied Healthcare, you will:
Learn to perform Clinical Tasks
Become versed in medical vocabulary and terminology, anatomy and physiology, allowing you to dispense medications, take and monitor vital signs, draw blood, run certain diagnostic tests and provide patients with the information they need to better understand their medical condition(s).
Run a Front Office Administration
Understand what it takes to make a medical office run successfully by learning medical administrative processes, general management, customer satisfaction and business communication skills. This includes becoming proficient in working with software applications, medical billing and medical coding procedures, as well as health insurance submissions and reimbursement practices.
Know and Understand Regulatory Guidelines
Learn and stay up-to-date on the latest ICD-10 medical billing codes, the Healthcare Portability and Accountability Act as it pertains to patient confidentiality and working with electronic health records.