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Medical Assisting, Diploma MA22

Medical assistants are valuable in any team of caregivers, and with the national shortage of healthcare workers, opportunity for employment is ample.

As a medical assistant, the student will help care for patients by providing routine treatment and performing laboratory. Typical duties include scheduling and receiving patients; taking temperature, blood pressure, height and weight measurements; assisting in examinations; and keeping medical records. He or she will have a background in computerized databases as well as in customer service. Under a doctor's direction as a medical assistant, you may give injections, assist in collecting samples for analysis, perform standard laboratory tests, order and maintain supplies, and assist in minor surgery and wound care.

After graduation, the student will have many choices for future employment, including private physicians' offices, clinics, emergency-care facilities, hospitals, and other healthcare organizations.

The student will take the certification examination after graduation and will be certified upon passing the exam.

The Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Commission on Accredidation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

Medical Assisting, Diploma at Columbus Technical College