Learn in the Medical Assistant Degree Program
Now is a great time to find a career in the health care field. If you enjoy working with people and helping them feel better, a medical assistant career could be the perfect fit.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that demand for qualified medical assistants will rise up to 29% by 2022. Although that means there will be many positions, competition will be high. The right education can make all the difference when pursuing your first medical assistant job.
Medical assisting courses
In Elmira Business Institute’s Medical Assisting program, you’ll take courses to build your knowledge base, including medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and clinical skills. You’ll also take specialized medical assistant courses to learn skills you’ll need to function as part of a healthcare team, including electronic medical records, medical billing and laboratory courses. The capstone is the medical assisting externship, which will give you the opportunity to practice what you’ve learned in a real world setting.
Because this is a degree program, general education courses round out your education experience with technology, business and communication classes, which can help you become a more effective employee.
What does a medical assistant do?
Depending upon the employer, a medical assistant job description can include responsibilities on the administrative and clinical side of the practice. The responsibilities include:
- Assisting the physician with patient examinations
- Giving patients injections as directed by the physician
- Measuring vital signs
- Preparing blood for laboratory tests
- Scheduling patient appointments
- Taking and recording patient history and personal information
Contact us today!
Now is a great time to start a career in the healthcare field. You can complete your degree in as little as 16 months. To learn more about our Medical Assisting program in Elmira and Vestal, NY, call Elmira: 607-733-7177 or Vestal: 607-729-8915.