Medical/Clinical Laboratory Assistant

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Are you looking for a career with real growth potential? At Ultimate Medical Academy, you can train to be a Medical/Clinical Laboratory Assistant (MCLA) in under a year. Our hands-on, Clinical Lab Assistant training program is designed to turn you into a job-ready professional with the skills employers are looking for. MCLA is part of the fast-growing Medical Assistant profession, which is expected to add over 150,000 new jobs in the next ten years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Medical/Clinical Laboratory Assistants are a key part of the healthcare team
Medical/Clinical Laboratory Assistants work closely with nurses and physicians to perform tests that help them diagnose and treat patients. They help provide the information that doctors use to keep their patients healthy. Their responsibilities include:

  • Performing a variety of laboratory tests
  • Collecting samples from patients
  • Measuring and dispensing drugs
  • Assisting with patient recordkeeping and office management

Train for a new career as a Medical/Clinical Lab Assistant in under a year
At Ultimate Medical Academy, Medical/Clinical Lab Assistant training is a stimulating mix of classroom and laboratory training followed by a hands-on externship in a healthcare facility. You’ll learn a variety of clinical skills, laboratory procedures, pharmacology, medical office management and more before being placed into a real-world medical facility to put your training into action with actual patients.

Upon graduation, you’ll receive a diploma and be qualified to seek employment in a range of healthcare facilities. In the period leading up to graduation, UMA’s Career Services department will work 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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MCLA is part of the fast-growing Medical Assistant profession, which is expected to add over 150,000 new jobs in the next ten years.

 

Q: WHAT IS THE CURRENT COST OF THIS PROGRAM?
       
A: Registration Fee $ 150.00
  Technology Fee $ 0.00
  Estimated Books/Materials $ 1,050.00
  Tuition $ 13,700.00


The amount quoted does not factor in individual circumstances such as transfer credits, repeated courses, and price changes. Books and materials are estimated based on current market prices and current books. Actual book charges are based on the cost of books and materials at the time they are provided to the student. UMA does not offer on-campus room and board.
Q: WHAT IS THE REPORTED GRADUATION TIME FOR THIS PROGRAM, ASSUMING CONTINUOUS, FULL-TIME ENROLLMENT?
   
A: The normal time for this program is 48 weeks. 82% of graduates from this program finished in this time.
 

The graduation rate is calculated based on the cumulative results of UMA students who graduated between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012. The actual length of the program will vary from normal time based on individual circumstances such as choosing to attend part time, failing or retaking a course or courses, changing programs, or choosing to take a greater than full-time course load. Since normal time includes weeks when students may not be attending classes, it also differs from the amount of instructional time, as further specified in the UMA catalog. The graduation rate is calculated using the formula provided by the U.S. Department of Education.

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WHAT IS THE JOB PLACEMENT RATE FOR STUDENTS COMPLETING THE PROGRAM?
   
A: The job placement rate for students who complete the program from the UMA Tampa campus is 73% and from the Clearwater campus is 71%.
 

This is the placement rate for students graduating from the program during the 2011-2012 Award Year who were reported as placed to UMA’s accrediting agency, ABHES. The rate was calculated using ABHES methodology. Placements may or may not be in the standard occupations published in these disclosures.
Q: WHAT FINANCING OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE TO PAY FOR THIS PROGRAM?
   
A: In addition to any grant and scholarship aid for which they are eligible, students may use loans to finance their education. The median loan debt for program graduates is as follows:
 
  Title IV: $ 9,501
  Private: $ 0
  Institutional: $ 0
 
 
 

The median loan debt for Federal loans is calculated based on students who graduated between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012, using the formula provided by the U.S Department of Education. An individual's loan debt will vary based on individual factors such as a student's decision to pay for the program from sources other than student loans or to borrow more than is needed to pay the direct costs of education, transfer credits, course failures, and program changes. Private educational loan data are based only on information reported to UMA.

Important Notice:
To assist potential students in making an informed decision to attend UMA, and in accordance with U.S. Department of Education requirements, Ultimate Medical Academy publishes certain information for programs that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. The information contained in this document does not constitute a promise or guarantee of future performance. UMA reserves the right to adjust tuition and fees, modify programs of study and revise information at any time, in accordance with applicable statutes, regulations, standards and guidance. Numerous factors affect a student’s ability to graduate and secure employment. UMA cannot and does not guarantee or estimate the likelihood of on-time completion, graduation or employment for any student.

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