Get the Medical Assistant Training You Need to Succeed in the Healthcare Industry
Medical Assistants are multi-skilled allied health professionals that demonstrate proficiency in entry-level ambulatory health care settings. A Medical Assistant will perform both administrative and clinical roles while assisting physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare professionals.
Medical Assistant Salary and Future Job Outlook
Medical Assistants are multi-skilled health professionals who work under the supervision of physicians and nurses in their office practices and in other medical settings where they examine and treat patients and perform routine clinical and administrative tasks needed to keep medical offices running efficiently.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a shortage for medical professionals and the growth of the aging baby-boom population will continue to increase demand for preventive medical services, which are often provided by physicians. As their practices expand, physicians will hire more assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties, allowing the physicians to see more patients.
Employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 18 percent in the next 8 years, much faster than average for all occupations and according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in Texas the average salary for Medical Assistants is $34,660 depending on location and experience. At ACI, we recognize the shortage of healthcare professionals across the US and are doing our part to educate and train students to make a difference.
The need for well-trained Medical Assistants continues to grow significantly, as such the objective of our Medical Assistant Program is to provide training and enable students to gain knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level employment in medical offices, clinics, urgent care centers and specialty practices.
Launch your Career with our Medical Assistant Program
The Medical Assistant program includes administrative and clinical competencies expected of entry-level positions in a variety of health care settings. Students develop skills in front office administration with an introduction to health insurance and basic billing practices. The back-office portion focuses on direct patient contact and typical clinical and laboratory skills, such as minor clinical procedures, EKG, phlebotomy, injections, and lab screenings. Students will also learn Universal Precautions, OSHA regulations, HIPAA requirements, confidentiality, and the legal aspects applicable to any allied health environment. Duties of Medical Assistants vary from office to office depending on office location, size, and specialty. They report directly to an office manager, physician, or other health practitioner.
ACI’s Medical Assistant program is a 10-month program that includes general education and medical specific courses containing lecture and lab experiences where students draw blood, perform injections, EKGs, CPR, and other hands-on activities.
An externship course is included in this program to provide students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills to real-life situations in a healthcare setting. Students are required to complete the required externship hours and other related learning activities prior to graduation. Students are not permitted to be paid for work performed during their externship experience.
After the 9-month training, our students are placed in a medical office or hospital for 180 hours to become familiar with working in a live medical environment where they put their skills to use.
There is also a capstone review at the end of the class to prepare students for the Medical Assistant certification exam.
Graduates at our Medical Assistant School will be qualified to take the following certification exams:
At ACI, no shortcuts are taken and within our 10-month program we take the time to ensure that when hired, our students on day one will not only know their way around a medical office, but will be confident, and understand the language and tools to ensure their future employees are satisfied with their skills and work ethic, while making patients feel safe and comfortable with the quality and care they have received from ACI trained professionals.
Medical Assistant Program Course Description
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Your Medical Assistant training tuition could be offset by a grant, federal student aid or other sources of assistance. The United States government offers more than $100 billion dollars in federal student aid funding to cover tuition, books, materials, and other coursework necessities.