Get the Skills to Be a Medical Assistant in 10-Months
Medical Clinical Assistants have a direct impact on the care and wellbeing of others, and also help to keep the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other health practitioners running smoothly.
Becoming a Skilled Medical Clinical Assistant
The Medical Clinical Assistant Training Program provides the skills and training it takes to become a qualified healthcare professional. Graduates of this program are prepared to work in a variety of interesting medical environments including hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, and home health care.
Using a blend of hands-on training, practical experience and guidance from real healthcare professionals, this program allows you to pursue a rewarding medical position, without spending years in school.
Course content includes:
- Front Office Duties
- Medical Terminology
- Computer Applications
- Basic Medical Office Procedures
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Medical Records Management
Plus, you’ll receive practical instruction in pharmacology and phlebotomy (drawing blood).
As a successful graduate, you’ll feel confident and fully prepared to move into any Medical Clinical Assisting environment after gaining so much focused training and support during your program.
Real-World Experience – Professional Clinical Externship
Medical Assisting is a hands-on job. There’s no better way to learn than by actually working side-by-side with doctors and other medical professionals in a real healthcare setting.
As a student in this program you have the opportunity to complete a supervised Clinical Externship. Externships are an excellent way to get a feel for your new career, gain real world job experience and make valuable industry contacts before you graduate.
Graduates of this program may pursue the following positions:
- Medical/Clinical Assistant
- Front Office Assistant
- Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
- Home Health Aide
- Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
- Medical Reception/Receptionist
- Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
- Patient Care Technician
- Patient Registration/Service Representative
- Personal Care Assistant
Nationally Recognized Certification
Valley College is an approved testing site for NHA (National Healthcareer Association) certifications.
As a graduate of the Medical Clinical Assistant program, you may choose to enhance your credentials by taking the CCMA Certification Exam (Certified Clinical Medical Assistant). This is a nationally recognized certification that adds value to your resume and helps you show employers you have what they’re looking for.
Take the First Step Towards a New Career
If you’re interested in learning more about your possible career opportunities as a Medical Clinical Assistant, and exploring whether this is the right career field for you, fill out the sign-up form on this page to receive more information.
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Program Disclosures – Medical Clinical Assistant