- Medical Assistant
These projections are estimates based on data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The demand for medical assistants is very high because physicians are in dire need of qualified professionals who can help them within their offices. Assistants are needed across the health care spectrum including chiropractors, oncologists, orthodontists, dentists or general practitioners.
All medical assistants must be able to accomplish medical assistant job duties such as explaining patient procedures, performing clerical work (billing and insurance claims), and also give and collect tests.
An online associate’s degree for medical assistants usually takes between one and two years, which gives the assistant the opportunity to work in the aforementioned practices. The curriculum is usually focused on:
- Anatomy and physiology
- Medical terminology
- Medical procedures
- Distribution of medication
- Techniques within a laboratory
- Patient diagnosis
- General medical ethics
In addition to the above core curriculum, students are required to learn about:
- Insurance processing
- Office operations
- Medical transcription
- General accounting procedures
All of the above obviously prepares the medical assistant graduate to perform a great number of diverse tasks within an office setting. There are state regulations for medical assistants and some states even permit medical assistants to give injections or to draw blood. Each state has different regulations so check with your state’s specific licensing boards before continuing any online courses.
Medical assistants are always in need so when you graduate, you will have a good chance of finding a job with a good medical assistant salary. Medical assistant careers are increasing on a weekly basis, so that you will have a chance to pursue your goals and objectives to work in whichever health care facility you wish.
Medical Assistant Associate’s Degree Programs Enrolling Now
At Kaplan College, we create programs with our students’ needs in mind. Our goal is to empower you with the real-world knowledge you need to succeed beyond the classroom. We offer a variety of programs at 40 campuses across 10 states in various degree levels to help train you for entry-level employment in a variety of rewarding careers.
- Fort Worth
- San Antonio San Pedro
- Palm Springs
- Medical Office Specialist
Spencerian College has been educating students since 1892 and is part of the Sullivan University system which is Kentucky’s largest private college system with over 6,000 students. Spencerian offers career-focused curriculums in business, medical and technical fields. The mission of Spencerian College is to provide men and women with quality training for careers in the business, technical and health care professions.
- Patient Care Assistant
American Career College
American Career College (ACC) offers hands-on training that will prepare students for careers in the healthcare industry at three campuses in Los Angeles, Ontario, and Orange County, California. ACC“s programs combine classroom lectures and hands-on training to prepare students for a Diploma or Associate of Occupational Science degree. All ACC programs include access to trained faculty, a full student services department committed to helping students succeed, and career guidance and services after graduation. ACC is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools; some programs also hold programmatic accreditation or approvals.
Programs vary by campus. Program lengths vary by session and schedule. Financial aid available to those who qualify. ACC cannot guarantee employment. American Career College is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools.
- Orange County
- Respiratory Therapy
Pioneer Pacific College
With focused career training at Pioneer Pacific College, you can launch an exciting career in less than a year. At Pioneer Pacific College, we are dedicated to helping you quickly gain the education and skills needed for today’s most in-demand careers. Plus, we’ll work around your busy life, with programs that are available on day or evening schedules.
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- Health Career Institute (Wilsonville)
- Diploma in Practical Nursing
- Diploma in Medical Assisting with Limited X-ray
- Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting with Limited X-ray
Dorsey Schools are postsecondary institutions that provide short term comprehensive training to prepare students for promising career opportunities in fields such as cosmetology, culinary arts, healthcare, legal and skilled trades.
Today Dorsey is proudly represented by thousands of successful graduates working in their chosen careers throughout Michigan, because employers know they can feel confident hiring a Dorsey graduate.
Dorsey Schools has one main mission: to better educate their students, thus improving career opportunities available to them. This is why the entire staff of Dorsey Schools strives to prepare men and women for the best possible career training in a variety of fields. Each program at Dorsey Schools is committed to providing quality career education and positive reinforcement – enabling the development of self-esteem, self-reliance, discipline and confidence in each graduate, coupled with an obligation to the communities where they live and work.
- Madison Heights
- Patient Care Technician
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