Medical Assistant

A certified clinical medical assistant is an unlicensed multi-skilled health care practitioner competent in a variety of clinical and laboratory procedures and many administrative roles. Medical assistants perform routine administrative and clinical tasks to keep physician, podiatry, chiropractic and other health practitioner offices running smoothly. Medical assisting is projected to be one of the fastest growing occupations. Job prospects are best for medical assistants with formal training and certification.

 

Special Requirements

You must be at least age 18 and have a high school diploma or GED®.
 

Courses to Complete 

  • Module 1 (approximately 127 hrs.)
    AHE-149 Medical Terminology for Health Careers
    AHE-144 Introduction to Health 
    AHE-145 Introduction to Health Care Systems 
    AHE-196 Professional Preparation in Healthcare
    AHE-146 Basic Math for Health Care Workers
    AHE-046 CPR Healthcare Provider/BLS or Card 
    AHE-147 HIPAA Training 
    AHE-157 Pharmacology
  • Module 2 (approximately 294 hrs.)
    AHE-150 Basic Anatomy & Physiology for Health Careers
    AHE-160 Basic Patient Intake
    AHE-255 Basic EKG Training
    AHE-212 Introduction to Electronic Health Records
    AHE-243 Medical Administrative Assistant
    AHE-211 Intro lab techniques for Medical Assistants
    AHE-075 Phlebotomy for Health Careers
    AHE-199 Medical Billing for the Physician’s Office
  • Module 3
    Clinical (120 hours)
     

Approximate Number of Hours

539 hours


Approximate Training Cost*

$5,600


Licensure/Certification Earned

After successful completion, you are prepared to take the certification exam and are eligible for national certification as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) (for an additional fee).


Information Unique to the Training

The program requires study time outside of class and includes college-level texts. All tests must be passed prior to the start of clinical training. Clinical requires written documentation of MMR and Varicella immunity, a negative TB test or chest x-ray within the last 12 months and Hepatitis B immunity or waiver. Clinical sites may require criminal background checks and drug screenings at an additional cost.


Related Continuing Education Courses

None

 
Estimated Hourly Wage**

$13 – 17/hr.

 

*Unless noted, cost does not include any required textbooks and related materials, applicable licensing fees, background check fees, testing fees or prerequisite courses.
**Wages are based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and are estimates only. 

 

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