Certificate in Medical Assisting
Earn your Medical Assisting certificate and join a rising career field
Are you tired of dead-end jobs that fail to live up to the promise of a better career? Elmira Business Institute wants you to follow your dreams and pursue your career goals. Our Medical Assisting certificate program can help you earn your certificate and give you the knowledge and experience you need to find a position working for a healthcare provider.
The program includes general and medical assistant courses to help you develop the skills employers look for, including technology, communications and decision-making skills to become a valued member of any health care team.
What does a medical assistant do?
Medical assistants help offices run efficiently by serving a dual role. They perform clinical tasks such as:
- Assisting the physician with patient examinations
- Measuring vital signs
- Giving patients injections as directed by the physician
- Preparing blood for laboratory tests
On the administrative side, they schedule appointments and record patient histories and personal information.
What you’ll learn in the medical assisting program
Medical assistants usually balance both administrative and clinical responsibilities. Our medical assisting certificate is comprehensive, so your training will touch the best of both worlds. Classes include medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and clinical skills to give you a broad basis in health care.
Specialized medical assisting courses include electronic medical records, medical billing and laboratory courses. General education courses round out your educational experience with technology, business and communication classes, which can help you become a more effective employee.
Medical Assisting career outlook
The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates demand for qualified medical assistant jobs will rise 23% by 2024. If you enjoy working with people and helping them feel better, a medical assistant career could be the perfect fit.
Contact us today!
You can complete your degree in as little as 12 months. To earn your certificate in medical assisting and to learn more about our Medical Assisting certification 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 February 22, 2016).