Medical Assistant

Earn certification to become a Certified Medical Assistant and be a multi-skilled health professional.

Degree Options Associate
Locations Lewiston

The demand for CMAs is evidenced by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics projection that medical assisting is one of the fasted growing professions, increasing by more than 25% through the year 2024. Medical Assistants serve as communication liaisons on the health care delivery team and enjoy contact with patients while working alongside physicians and other health care professionals, mainly in outpatient or ambulatory care facilities, such as a physician’s office, hospital, or numerous other specialized and primary health care clinics. Duties of a Medical Assistant can include assisting the doctor during exams, transcribing patient encounters, measuring vital signs, performing CLIA waived routine lab tests, scheduling appointments and surgeries, preparing and maintaining medical records, obtaining referral and surgery pre-authorizations, operating medical office software and equipment such as ECG, autoclave, and nebulizer; and ordering supplies.

Related Careers

• Medical assistant, $33,580
• Medical records technician, $39,180

Career data and salary information is from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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