Medical Assistant Training
Medical Assistant: A Dynamic, High-Demand Career
Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA’s) Medical Assistant diploma program prepares you for entry-level employment in the high-demand Medical Assisting field. This focused, hands-on training course may be completed in as few as 16 months and is designed to turn you into a job-ready professional with the clinical and business skills that employers seek. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Medical Assisting field is expected to grow 34% between 2008 and 2018, adding over 100,000 new jobs.
Medical Assistants play a critical role in healthcare
Medical Assistants are an important part of a healthcare team and work closely with physicians to care for patients and keep medical practices running. Doctors rely on Medical Assistants for critical tasks, including:
|Clinical Duties||Administrative Duties|
|• Collecting patient histories||• Scheduling appointments|
|• Taking vital signs||• Processing insurance claims|
|• Preparing patients for procedures||• Maintaining medical records|
|• Assisting physicians during procedures||• Managing finances|
|• Collecting samples and running tests in the laboratory|
Medical Assistants often work directly in physicians’ offices, but opportunities are available in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, insurance companies and more.
Train for your career as a Medical Assistant as few as 16 months
At Ultimate Medical Academy, you’ll begin your Medical Assistant training in a wide variety of clinical procedures, such as patient preparation, EKG, sample collection and analysis, drug administration, and CPR. You then learn to perform important business functions in the medical office, including electronic medical record management, bookkeeping and insurance processing. The program concludes with an externship in a local healthcare facility where you’ll apply what you learned in the classroom in a clinical environment and get the real-world experience that employers demand.
Upon graduation, you receive a Medical Assistant diploma and are qualified to sit for the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) and Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exams. These certifications may make you more marketable to employers nationwide. UMA offers additional test preparation classes to ensure that students are ready for the RMA and CMA exams. In the period leading up to graduation, UMA’s Career Services department works with you to find potential job opportunities that fit your skills and goals, either at your externship location or with one of our many partners in the healthcare field.
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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Medical Assisting field is expected to grow 34% between 2008 and 2018, adding over 100,000 new jobs.
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