Become a Medical Assistant
Welcome to the first day of your new future in healthcare!
With all the changes in medical care and the way insurance companies pay for services, doctors, clinics and hospitals are turning more and more to medical assistants to extend the highest level of care to patients while controlling skyrocketing costs.
You may find yourself working in the emergency room participating in the cutting edge lifesaving procedures or in a specialist’s office assisting with one of hundreds of medical treatments that help to improve and prolong life. You could also find yourself in a medical esthetics clinic where people undergo restorative surgeries after debilitating accidents or improve their image and self-esteem.
Wherever you may choose to apply yourself, you will have the ability to fulfil your personal and professional goals while helping others and growing professionally.
Who are medical assistants?
Medical assistants are highly skilled medical professionals that work alongside doctors, nurse practitioners and other healthcare specialists in hospitals, medical offices and clinics.
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We will train you to perform the most essential clinical skills in a realistic clinical environment. You will draw blood, give shots, take blood pressures and vital signs, perform EKG’s / Electrocardiograms all live and under supervision of experienced and caring instructors.
We will place you into a clinical internship where you will work with doctors, nurses and other skilled professionals completing your training and setting you on a path for career success.
Medical assisting is one of the nation’s fastest growing careers! According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth is expected to continue due to the following:
- Predicted surge in the number of doctors’ offices and outpatient care facilities
- Technological advancements
- Growing number of elderly Americans who need medical treatment
Upon successful completion, graduates are eligible to register for the Certified Medical
Assistant examination with NHA (National Healthcareer Association). Students are
provided all examination preparation materials and receive ongoing test preparation
support and guidance from our caring and knowledgeable instructors.
NHA tests are conducted in all BCI locations.
Medical assistants are cross-trained to perform administrative and clinical duties.
While the duties vary from office to office, here is a quick overview of general duties.
Administrative Duties (may include, but not limited to):
- Using computer applications
- Answering telephones
- Greeting patients
- Updating and filing patient medical records
- Coding and filling out insurance forms
- Scheduling appointments
- Arranging for hospital admissions and laboratory services
- Handling correspondence, billing, and bookkeeping
Clinical Duties (may include, but not limited to):
- Vital Signs
- Throat Cultures
- Ear Irrigation
- Taking medical histories
- Explaining treatment procedures to patients
- Preparing patients for examination
- Assisting the physician during exams
- Collecting and preparing laboratory specimens
- Performing basic laboratory tests
- Instructing patients about medication and special diets
- Preparing and administering medications as directed by a physician