Want to work in a fast-growing profession? Train to be a Medical Assistant! According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the Medical Assisting field is expected to grow 31% between 2010 and 2020, adding over 150,000 new jobs.*
In as little as 15 months, you can learn to:
- Collect patient histories
- Take vital signs
- Prepare patients for procedures
- Assist physicians during procedures
- Collect samples and run tests in the lab
- Maintain medical records
- Process insurance claims
- Schedule appointments
Medical Assistants are an important part of the healthcare team and work closely with physicians to care for patients and keep the medical practice running. At UMA, you'll get a mix of classroom training, hands-on labs and an externship in a real medical facility. Upon graduation, you'll be prepared to take the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) and Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exams and seek employment in the healthcare industry. As graduation nears, UMA will work to help you prepare for your exams and find the career opportunities that match your goals.
Learn how to start your career as a Medical Assistant. Contact UMA for information on program details, class scheduling, financial aid for those who qualify and more.
* U.S. Department of Labor; Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition; available at http://www.bls.gov