Medical Professional Medical Assisting

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).

Sample Courses

  • MED 150 Clinical Procedures 1 (3 credits)
  • MED 160 Laboratory Procedures 1 (3 credits)
  • MED 175 Medical Assistant Certification Review (4 credits)

Career Choices

  • Medical Offices
  • Urgent and Immediate Care Centers
  • Hospitals

Request Information

Classes are enrolling now! If you’re interested in this program or would like more information about ATA, please contact us online or call 502-371-8383 for more information.
ready

Gainful Employment Disclosures

MP-MA

Standard Occupations Classification (SOC)

More information about careers and occupations can be found at O*NET (http://www.onetcenter.org), the nation’s primary source of occupational information. Use the link below to learn more about Occupational Associates Degree Medical Professional – Medical Assisting: www.onetonline.org/link/summary/31-9092.00

Medical Careers

Medical Assistant have hands-on, person-to-person contact with patients.

Hear It From Kelli

Medical Assistant Overview

  Reviews for ATA College

8 customer reviews

Average rating:5

 
  Ata was great!
Ata college was a great experience and I am so glad that I...
by Chelsea D on 09/18/2014
  Great quality...
Love the school, teachers all helpful, President of the...
by Taissia C on 09/12/2014
  I am very pleased...
I am very glad I picked this school to further my...
by Charlotte M on 07/10/2014
  Excellent...
Attending college at an older age was very intimidating to...
by Saretha L on 07/06/2014
  ata lobby
Ata lobby is excellent, I really enjoy attending this...
by Anna B on 06/30/2014
More Verified Reviews

For Consumer Information: www.ata.edu/disclosures

ATA College BBB Business Review