A Medical Assistant Certification is an additional qualification for trained Medical Assistants that can develop your professional skills and improve job security and employment opportunities. At EBI, you can complete the Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) degree in as few as 12 months. That means you can be ready for your certification exams faster.
Why become a Medical Assistant?
This occupation is growing strong, which equals job security. Because the job is full of opportunity and offers a wide variety of tasks, you’ll never get bored. If you’re the kind of person who wants to go home everyday knowing you made a difference, this is the career for you. Helping patients get their best care, protecting their medical information, and supporting nurses and physicians can provide personal as well as professional fulfillment.
What does a Medical Assistant do?
Medical Assistants complete both administrative and clinical tasks. A variety of responsibilities fall under this job description, from recording patient history to entering patient information into medical records. Other skills this occupation requires include taking vital signs, scheduling appointments, assisting physicians with exams, and instructing patients on how to take prescribed medications. There are opportunities to work in diverse environments, too—from hospitals to ambulatory services, to private and family health practices.
How is the career outlook?
As the medical field continues to grow, Medical Assistants are in demand. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment is projected to grow 23% between 2018 and 2028. This is much faster than the average for other careers. The prospects are good, but they are likely stronger for those who earn their certification.
How do I gain certification?
At EBI you can get the support you need to prepare for your certification exams. Throughout the curriculum, you’ll review medical terminology, administrative procedures, medical law, and other important topics covered in the exams. Your coursework and our supportive environment can be an important part of your efforts to gain certification.
Prepare for your Medical Assistant Certification at EBI
It’s a great time to begin a healthcare career. Contact EBI at 607-729-8915 to learn more about our Medical Assistant Certification classes and how they can further your career.