Clinical Medical Assistant
The next Clinical Medical Assistant Morning Class begins on 8/13.
The next Clinical Medical Assistant Afternoon Class begins on 7/9.
The next Clinical Medical Assistant Evening Class begins on 8/6.
A FAST TRACK (9am – 4 pm) schedule is also available! Please call for details.
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What Does a Medical Assistant Do?
A clinical medical assistant is an important medical professional that works alongside doctors and nurses and assists with a variety of daily tasks. The role of a medical assistant is one that spans both the administrative and clinical sides of a medical practice; regular tasks may include taking patients’ vitals, recording information regarding patient medical history, administering prescribed medications, submitting billing and insurance information, or scheduling patient appointments.
In some cases, clinical medical assistants may be asked to perform basic laboratory testing, set up exam equipment, change medical dressings, or remove sutures. The extent of a medical assistant’s duties may vary significantly on an individual basis, depending upon the practice’s needs and the assistant’s capabilities. In a hospital setting, medical assistants may also perform highly specialized tasks specific to the unit in which they work.
Other Day-to-Day Tasks of a Medical Assistant
Medical assistants often work directly with physicians, helping with patient examinations, or provide injections or medications as directed. They must always follow the orders of their superiors and perform their duties in accordance with state law. Medical assistant certification also qualifies one to input patient information into medical records, which must be done accurately and consistently. In laboratories, their duties may involve preparing blood samples and performing other routine tasks to support the facility’s operations.
The handling of personal medical records has come under intense scrutiny and is now highly regulated. Information must be kept confidential and shared only with medical personnel directly involved in a patient case. In keeping up with the times, medical assistant programs are preparing students to work with electronic health records (EHR), both in managing electronic records to helping offices convert from paper records to EHR systems.
A medical assistant in NYC may take on more of an administrative role, coding medical information and filling out insurance forms, or answering phones and scheduling appointments. They may also work in a clinical setting, in which their duties may vary from one facility to another or one state to another. Their responsibilities may include conducting laboratory tests, sterilizing instruments, preparing patients for medical imaging, changing dressings, or drawing blood.
A medical assistant can also work for a specialist, such as a podiatrist or an ophthalmologist. Their duties can range from basic patient care to assisting in surgical procedures.
Training and Classes
If you’re passionate about helping people and are interested in a career in medicine and patient care, becoming a clinical medical assistant may be the right path for you! With clinical medical assistant training in NYC from ABC Training Center, you can get the education you need to get started. Our 24-week part-time program runs 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m., or 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; or the Fast track runs 12 weeks from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The course also includes a 100-hour internship at a real medical facility, as well as a national certification exam. Best of all, the entire program is only $4,300 (including registration, books, and tuition!).
Over the course of your studies, the medical assistant certification in NYC will provide you with real-world experience. Medical assistant schools focus on many areas, and our program is no different. You’ll work with teachers experienced in the field, and with your peers as well. Interacting with doctors, nurses, and surgeons will give you practice in communicating with everyone involved, including patients. These communication skills not only benefit you on the job but also in life as well.
Medical assistant programs in NYC improve skills such as time management. Even with a flexible program, you need to work class time into your day and balance it with a full-time job and family time. Medical assistant certification can make you more confident and willing to jump in and help during a crisis. For example, if there’s an emergency on the road or at a party, you are qualified to step in and help. You could tend to a serious wound or even administer CPR if necessary.
Medical assistant schools in NYC prepare you to enter a growing field with jobs in high demand. With the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicting the number of doctor’s offices, outpatient care centers, and other medical facilities to grow, and for a growing number of patients who need care, more individuals with these skills will be needed. Technological advancements in medicine are also helping fuel the demand for experienced and certified professionals.
Our medical assistant training program prepares you to work in a clinical setting while learning and gaining experience in a real-world medical environment.
This clinical medical assistant program in NYC includes a four-week, 100-hour internship at a medical facility!
With 450 total hours (combined classroom & externship), plus a national certification exam,
ABC Training Center is licensed by the New York State Department of Education. No high school diploma? No problem! You can still register for ABC’s medical assistant training courses in NYC by taking our FREE entrance exam instead. Send a message online or call 718-364-6700 for information today!
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Part Time Schedule (24 weeks)
|Day||Morning OR||Afternoon OR||Evening|
|Monday through Friday||9-12 am||1-4 pm||6-9 pm|
Down payment $300 (due at time of registration, $100 for registration fee & $200 for books) 23 weekly payments of $170 1weekly payment of $90 in week 24
Fast Track Schedule (12 weeks)
|Monday through Friday||9am – 4pm|
Fast Track Downpayment $2150 Remaining Tution : $2150 (ask for details)
Check out this article of a Day in the Life of a Medical Assistant to learn more about this exciting career.
Clinical Medical Assistant
- Total Cost: $4,300
- Down payment $300 (due at time of registration, $100 for registration fee & $200 for books)
- Tuition Balance: $4,000 (23 weekly payments of $170 1 final weekly payment of $90 in week 24)
During the next four years, the occupation of Medical Assistant is estimated to be the country’s fastest growing career.
“I got the results from NHA for my Medical Assisting Examination – Pass. Thank you so much for your help, especially to Ms. Khan, Mr. Herwitz & Priscilla.”Ann Frances Molina
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