Specialized Medical Assistant Career Training
How can I specialize my Medical Assistant career training?
Are you looking for a challenging career that will allow you to help others and make a difference in their lives? Perhaps you should consider a career as a Medical Assistant. At Elmira Business Institute, our Medical Assisting degree program can help you prepare for a new and exciting career with the industry knowledge and technical skills needed to be a successful medical assistant.
Elmira Business Institute offers a 16-month Medical Assisting certificate program that covers both administrative and clinical training. If you’re dedicated to a new healthcare career, you’ll leave with the skills you need to begin the steps to a medical assisting career.
In this profession, there are three types of medical assistants: Administrative, Clinical, and Specialized. Let’s talk about the differences in these specializations.
The primary responsibility of an administrative medical assistant is managing the front desk operations of a healthcare facility. They also serve a role that requires them to provide customer service when working with patients, as well as administrative support for medical facility staff, allowing their team to provide care to patients.
The role of a clinical medical assistant is similar to that of an administrative assistant, but their responsibilities lie more on the clinical side of healthcare. Clinical assistants work more one on one with patients, assisting in exams. There are still some administrative tasks but the focus is mainly providing direct care to patients.
The responsibilities of a specialized medical assistant depend on a few factors: your area of specialization, the size of the practice and the size of your healthcare support team. Specialized training allows you to work more directly with patients and physicians. You may choose from a number of specialty fields, including family medicine, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, and Oncology.
Medical assistants are in demand!
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of medical assistants is expected to increase 23% by 2024**, making it one of the fastest growing occupational industries.
Contact us today and begin your medical assisting career
Now is a great time to start a career in the healthcare field. You can complete your certificate program in as little as 16 months. To learn more about our Medical Assisting degree program in Elmira and Vestal, NY, call 800-NEW START.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical Assistants, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm (visited May 25, 2016).