Medical Assistant Program
The healthcare industry is rapidly growing, and it is expected to expand for many years to come. In line with this growth are increasing opportunities for passionate, career-minded individuals to enter this growing field. One of the most exciting roles is that of the Medical Assistant, which will offer you a chance to connect with patients and support physicians in a clinical setting. Medical Assistants work mostly in primary care but may be found working in nearly every specialty. They can be found in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. In larger practices or hospitals, medical assistants may specialize in either administrative or clinical work. Some medical assistants specialize according to the type of medical office where they work. Their duties vary with the location, specialty, and size of the practice.
What Medical Assistants Do
Some of the most important responsibilities you will have include these patient-centered activities:
Directly assist and support physicians and nurses in providing patient care.
Act as liaisons between patients and practitioners.
Perform clinical and administrative duties.
When it comes to patient care, you are the face of the practice, making sure that each patient feels comfortable as they participate in preventative and acute treatment for their medical conditions.
The Medical Assistant Program at Bridge Career Education will prepare you to perform both administrative and clinical tasks. In our program, you can look forward to developing your theoretical knowledge through classroom instruction along with practical hands-on training. You'll be given the opportunity to develop your skills in a real-world setting by participating in an externship at an actual clinic or medical office. Some of the most important skills you will learn include:
Preparing patients for examinations and procedures
Assisting in minor surgeries
Recording vital signs
Collecting blood samples
Performing routine tests
Practicing infection control
Performing life-saving CPR
Completing back-office tasks, such as record-keeping
Certificate of Completion
Once you have successfully completed your courses, final exam and externship, you will receive a Certificate of Completion as a Medical Assistant. Graduates also receive career assistance and our help employment as a Medical Assistant. You may be wondering, do I need to be certified to work as a Medical Assistant? Medical Assistant Certification is not a state or federal requirement. While certification is desirable for some employers and more experienced positions, you can begin working as a Medical Assistant without certification in entry level employment at many clinics and medical offices.
Get Started Today
Let us help answer your questions about this exciting field and get started in your new career as a Medical Assistant by giving us a call at (619) 693-5857. Bridge Career Education offers the hands-on training you need at tuition rates that fit your budget. Contact us today.