As a medical assistant, you’ll be a valued member of the healthcare team, trained to perform a variety of administrative and clinical tasks in medical offices, clinics and ambulatory care centers. You’ll learn how to assist with examination room techniques and minor surgery, administer medications, perform diagnostic procedures, schedule appointments, maintain patient files and complete insurance forms. During the 12-month program, you’ll put what you learned to work through clinical experiences at a doctor’s office.
Employment opportunities for medical assistants are projected to grow quickly, increasing by about 34 percent by 2018, due to the growing and aging population.
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