Earn A Certificate In Medical Assisting

Earn your Medical Assistant certificate in 12 months


Elmira Business Institute’s Medical Assisting program is designed to help you finish quickly and give you the knowledge and experience to find a position working for a health care 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; and 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

Because medical assistants have administrative and clinical responsibilities, our medical assisting certificate is comprehensive. 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.


Now is a great time to find a career in the health care field.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates demand for qualified medical assistant jobs will rise 29% by 2022. 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 learn more about our Medical Assisting certification in Elmira and Vestal, NY, call 800-NEW START.

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