A Look at Medical Assistant Course Work

Are you thinking about becoming a medical assistant? If so, congratulations – you have chosen a rapidly growing career field that is rewarding and fulfilling. You will need to take medical assistant courses from a vocational center or two year college, depending on what is available near you. High school students who already know they want to pursue this career can take vocational classes, however even adults can sometimes do this. And, many small colleges have evening programs for working adults.

There are many different medical assisting classes you will be required to take. For example purposes only, some of your classes might include anatomy, physiology, psychology, recordkeeping, medical transcription and hands-on clinical work. This may include drawing blood, collecting urine, taking temperatures and sterilizing the tools used by the physician. There are many different aspects to being a medical assistant and your training will cover most if not all of it. Accredited schools also often have internships with local medical facilities where students can learn by watching other professionals and doing some work themselves.

In addition to the myriad of medical assisting class work you will be doing, it is also important to cultivate a strong work ethic and excellent people skills. This can be practiced when in school and dealing with instructors and classmates. Also internships as mentioned before offer a great opportunity for students to gain valuable people skills and develop a good bedside manner. You will need to be friendly, professional and willing to take on whatever task your supervisor asks you to do as long as it falls under your qualifications and job description.

The next step in your journey is finding the right medical assistant course. Look for something that is offered by an accredited educational facility. Also, check to see if the class times interfere with your schedule. For students in high school this should not be a problem as they attend vocational class during regular school hours, however for adults there may be some scheduling issues. You will also need to speak with the financial department about any aid you may qualify for and other issues related to your tuition. There are loans, grants and scholarships available for students who cannot pay full price for their medical assistant education.

 



 

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Herzing University-New Orleans to Start Medical Assisting Degree Program - Herzing University

Herzing University

Herzing University-New Orleans to Start Medical Assisting Degree Program
Herzing University
Data provided by Greater New Orleans, Inc. estimates 1,470 medical assistant job openings in Louisiana by 2021. EURœWe're introducing this program in New Orleans at an ideal time because there is a significant need for well-trained medical assistants .

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Medical assistant apprenticeship success catalyst for others in region - MLive.com

MLive.com

Medical assistant apprenticeship success catalyst for others in region
MLive.com
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - The success of West Michigan's Medical Assistant Registered Apprenticeship Program has gotten national attention and is the catalyst for developing other healthcare apprenticeships. Industry and education leaders think .

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Video of St. Petersburg medical assistant calming boy down during his shots goes viral - ABC Action News

ABC Action News

Video of St. Petersburg medical assistant calming boy down during his shots goes viral
ABC Action News
A medical assistant in St. Petersburg is going viral for her innovative efforts to calm a 4-year-old boy down during his shots. Copyright 2018 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or .

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Jobs available for certified medical assistants - Richmond County Daily Journal

Richmond County Daily Journal

Jobs available for certified medical assistants
Richmond County Daily Journal
EURœFirstHealth employs certified medical assistants with current certifications from the Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants and the American Medical Technologists, both nationally recognized certifying organizations,EUR said Teresa .

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Orioles name longtime assistant Brian Ebel fourth head athletic trainer in club history - Baltimore Sun (blog)

Baltimore Sun (blog)

Orioles name longtime assistant Brian Ebel fourth head athletic trainer in club history
Baltimore Sun (blog)
His promotion, announced Monday, keeps a tradition of stability inside the Orioles' medical department, as he's been in the organization for 34 years and will be enjoying his 21st season on the major league staff. Bancells retired in October after .

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Pauline Haynes Shamblin - Charleston Gazette-Mail

Charleston Gazette-Mail

Pauline Haynes Shamblin
Charleston Gazette-Mail
Pauline was a graduate of Stonewall Jackson High School and, in her early years, worked as a Medical Assistant. Together, she and her husband owned several successful businesses, of which she was Secretary and Treasurer, best known for, Shamblin Stone .

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Medical assistant certification to debut at Richland in fall - Herald & Review

Herald & Review

Medical assistant certification to debut at Richland in fall
Herald & Review
In this Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, file photo, medical assistant Jennifer Martinez draws blood from Joshua Smith that will be tested for PFOS levels in Newburgh, N.Y. Medical assistants are an in-demand profession that has led Richland Community College .

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Niki Andrianakos, 30, Medical Assistant, Employee of Giovanni's Pizza and Roast Beef - WHAV News

Niki Andrianakos, 30, Medical Assistant, Employee of Giovanni's Pizza and Roast Beef
WHAV News
Niki Andrianakos, 30, passed away due to injuries sustained in a car accident on Friday, Dec. 29. Born in Haverhill, she is the daughter of Nondas Andrianakos of Chicago and Evangela EURœAngieEUR Andrianakos of Haverhill. She was raised and educated in .

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Treating Prostate Cancer: The Choices. - HuffPost

Treating Prostate Cancer: The Choices.
HuffPost
I first met with her medical assistant. She asked me a lot of questions about my medical history and took my blood pressure. My blood pressure is usually low but this time it was higher. I can't imagine why. She then began to tell me about the process .

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IVCC developing Certified Medical Assistant program - MyWebTimes.com

IVCC developing Certified Medical Assistant program
MyWebTimes.com
College President Jerry Corcoran announced at Thursday's board meeting donor Ralph Scriba, for whom the CTC Conference Center was named on Oct. 23, has pledged $50,000 to the program. Scriba's donation will be used to purchase necessary equipment .

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