Blue Cliff College

Medical Assisting Diploma

Blue Cliff's Diploma in Medical Assisting program prepares students for positions in the healthcare industry, where graduates work as medical assistants in doctor's offices, hospitals or clinics. Students study the medical science of the human body, including clinical techniques such as examining room procedures, medical lab procedures, pharmacology, and administrative procedures. Courses for the Medical Assisting program are offered partially online and can be completed anytime for anywhere.

Duties

Medical assistants serve as the key support person in a doctor's office, hospital or clinic. Medical Assistants perform routine administrative and clinical tasks that are vital to keep an office running efficiently. The duties of a medical assistant include answering phones, greeting patients, filing, assisting with insurance forms, taking and recording vital signs, explaining treatment procedure, and collecting laboratory specimens.

Job Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical assisting positions are projected to grow by 20% in the next 10 years, ranking medical assistants among the fastest-growing occupations over the 2008–2018 decade. Job opportunities should be excellent, especially for those with formal training or experience and certification.

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