Become an important part of a healthcare team, become a Medical Assistant!
The demand for healthcare professionals is at an all-time high. In fact, employment for medical assistants is expected to grow by 29% through 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
|Prepares students with the technical, administrative and patient care skills needed to enter the healthcare field and work alongside doctors and nurses.|
|Students not only receive didactic classroom instruction, but also extensive hands-on laboratory experience and an externship in a local area medical facility.|
|Students can gain valuable skills that enable application of theories in areas such as anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, computer applications and clinical procedures.|
Administrative Duties (may include, but not limited to):
- Using computer applications
- Updating and filing patient medical records
- Coding and filling out insurance forms
- Scheduling appointments
- Arranging for hospital admissions and laboratory services
- And more!
Clinical Duties (may include, but not limited to):
- Preparing patients for examination
- Assisting the physician during exams
- Collecting and preparing laboratory specimens
- Drawing blood
- Taking electrocardiograms
- And more!
Medical assistants can work in a variety of settings, such as physicians' offices, clinics, nursing homes, hospitals and extended care facilities. Capitalize on this tremendous growth with ECPI University, where in as few as 15 months through year-round studies, you can earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Science in Medical Assisting or in as little as 12 months, you can earn a Medical Assisting Diploma.