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Medical Assistant Program

Office meets clinic in this exciting career working with medical professionals in a doctor's office, clinic, or hospital.

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Jamaica, NY - Brooklyn, NY - Phoenix, AZ

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About The Medical Assistant Healthcare Training Program

The Medical Assistant program, offered at all of our healthcare training school campuses, prepares you to play an essential role in the day-to-day functions of healthcare offices of all types and sizes. Working under the direct supervision of a doctor or licensed healthcare provider, typically Medical Assistants are needed in medical offices, diagnostic screening facilities, colleges and universities, outpatient plastic surgery centers, and physical rehabilitation practices.

The medical curriculum and skills you will learn through the Medical Assistant Program at our healthcare training school include:

  • Computer literacy, including keyboarding and word processing on state-of-the-art, networked equipment.
  • Composing professional business letters and memos.
  • Office skills such as front desk operations, telephone skills, scheduling, records and management billing.
  • Understanding the structure and basic functions of the human body as well as common illness and disorders.
  • Measuring vital signs and operating basic medical equipment.
  • Procedures for administering an EKG.
  • Performing routine blood drawing procedures, routine urinalysis, a complete blood count and other common clinical tests.
  • Effective patient relations.
  • Medical law and ethics.
  • How to start a successful career by creating a resume and effective interview techniques.

Furthermore, The Allen School guarantees students an internship in an allied healthcare facility.

What Does A Medical Assistant Do?

The general answer is anything and everything a doctor or healthcare professional needs or asks for. While the duties for a Medical Assistant are vast and varied, typically those duties include:

  • Updating patient charts
  • Managing electronic medical records
  • Verifying insurance coverage
  • Authorizing specialist referrals
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Assisting with instruments
  • Stocking medical equipment
  • Administration of medications
  • Patient monitoring
  • Keeping medical documents organized

Career Outlook For Medical Assistants

The Medical Assisting profession is one of the most rewarding and fastest growing careers in the United States. Medical According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment opportunities for Medical Assistants are expected to grow by 31% from 2010 to 2020, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. This high-demand is the result of physicians needing medical assistants to take care of routine administrative and clinical duties so that they can see more patients throughout the day.

Take Your First Step Toward Becoming a Medical Professional

As a fully trained Medical Assistant from one of our healthcare training schools, not only will you experience valuable on-the-job experience, you’ll also be prepared to transition into further medical employment opportunities, including:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Home Health Aid (HHA)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)

Learn more about the Nursing Assistant Program offered at The Allen School

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