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Medical Assistant

Medical Asst 1 The Medical Assistant program prepares students to care for patients as well as maintain office records. Students receive advanced-level training in diagnostic and procedural coding, transcription, along with clinical experience.

Graduates of the program may be hired in a physician's office, hospitals, and other types of health care providers (chiropractors and optometrists).

Duties of a medical assistant can include , measuring vital signs, performing routine laboratory tests, operating x-ray and electrocardiograph equipment, assisting the doctor during examinations, obtaining referral and surgery pre-authorizations, transcribing patient encounters scheduling appointments and surgeries, preparing and maintaining medical records and ordering supplies.

Employees in the medical assistant field must be flexible and prepared to adapt to changes that occur in the health industry, such as procedural code revision or software and equipment updates.

The Medical Assistant 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.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org