Certified Medical Assistant

Becoming A Certified Medical Assistant

An educated and certified Medical Assistant (CMA) serves a very important role in a health care facility. Working with both doctors and patients, a medical assistant works to keep the office organized, while keeping the doctors prepped for patients and vice versa.

At Elmira Business Institute, we offer an intensive 12-month Medical Assisting certificate program which can provide the technical training and industry knowledge that may be able to gain an edge on your competition in one of the fastest growing occupations. Career placement assistance is also available upon completion of the certification program.

Medical Assistant duties
Depending on the type of healthcare facility you work in, your duties as a certified Medical Assistant will vary. Your primary job is to make life easier for both doctors and patients. Specific duties might be a little more comprehensive in a relaxed health clinic environment, but in a more fast paced and intense setting like the ER, your job may be specified to the needs of your unit and health care practice.

  • General reception duties
  • Assisting in patient exams
  • Taking vital signs
  • Administering meds and immunizations
  • Patient and family education and instruction

Medical Assistant Career


At EBI, you can tailor your education to fit a specific course if you know where you want to land after graduation.

  • Hospitals
  • Ambulatory Services
  • Health Clinics
  • Health Practitioners – Family and/or Private

Begin and exciting healthcare career today at Elmira Business Institute and start your training to become a certified medical assistant today!
Now is a great time to start a career in the healthcare field. You can complete your Medical Assisting certificate in as little as 12 months. To learn more about our Medical Assisting Program in Elmira and Vestal, NY, call 800-NEW START.

Learn More: