Average annual Salary $29,760
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Portions of this program are presented in an online format. Internet and email access are required. Please see your instructor for information.
Medical Assisting is a multi-skilled allied health profession whose practitioners work primarily in ambulatory settings such as medical offices and clinics. Medical assistants function as members of the health care delivery team and perform administrative and clinical procedures.
Administrative skills include: Computer skills, word processing, medical terminology, transcription, scheduling appointments, medical correspondence, billing, coding and insurance.
Clinical skills completed in the classroom include: Vital Signs / Heights / Weights / Obtaining Patient History / Obtaining Specimens / Performing Laboratory Tests / Assist with Physical Exams and Minor Surgery / Sterile Technique / Pharmacology / Medication Administration / Phlebotomy / Basic EKG / Principles in Radiology and Physical Therapy.
Earn National Certification
FCTC's Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
Upon completing the program, students are eligible to sit for national certification exams offered by American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) and American Medical Technologists (AMT).
This 1300 hour program prepares students for employment as medical assistants, phlebotomists, EKG technicians and office managers.
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Available to those who qualify