Medical Assistants have a wide variety of options in the medical field. Due to the wide scope of training, Medical Assistants have the ability to work in all aspects of the office including the front office, the physician’s office laboratory, or doing hands-on clinical care at all times.
Medical Assistants are among the first to care for patients when they visit a medical office or center. This program is for a student who prefers a hands-on person-to-person medical career.
This career track involves:
Recording patients’ medical history, vital statistics including height, weight, blood pressure, pulse and respirations.
Prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician.
Collect blood, tissue, or other laboratory specimens, log the specimens, and prepare them for testing.
Explain treatment procedures, medications, diets, or physicians’ instructions to patients
The ability to perform EKG’s on patients, and administer eye and ear exams for well visit screenings
Perform routine laboratory tests and sample analyses
ATA’s Occupational Associates Degree Medical Professional: Medical Assisting program is a 15-month program consisting of 90 credit hours. Classes are offered during the day or evening.
Upon successful completion of the Medical Assistant program, graduates are eligible to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant certification offered through the American Academy of Medical Assistants (AAMA).
- MED 150 Clinical Procedures 1 (3 credits)
- MED 160 Laboratory Procedures 1 (3 credits)
- MED 175 Medical Assistant Certification Review (4 credits)
- Medical Offices
- Urgent and Immediate Care Centers
Gainful Employment Disclosures
Standard Occupations Classification (SOC)
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