A Look at Medical Assistant Course Work

Are you thinking about becoming a medical assistant? If so, congratulations – you have chosen a rapidly growing career field that is rewarding and fulfilling. You will need to take medical assistant courses from a vocational center or two year college, depending on what is available near you. High school students who already know they want to pursue this career can take vocational classes, however even adults can sometimes do this. And, many small colleges have evening programs for working adults.

There are many different medical assisting classes you will be required to take. For example purposes only, some of your classes might include anatomy, physiology, psychology, recordkeeping, medical transcription and hands-on clinical work. This may include drawing blood, collecting urine, taking temperatures and sterilizing the tools used by the physician. There are many different aspects to being a medical assistant and your training will cover most if not all of it. Accredited schools also often have internships with local medical facilities where students can learn by watching other professionals and doing some work themselves.

In addition to the myriad of medical assisting class work you will be doing, it is also important to cultivate a strong work ethic and excellent people skills. This can be practiced when in school and dealing with instructors and classmates. Also internships as mentioned before offer a great opportunity for students to gain valuable people skills and develop a good bedside manner. You will need to be friendly, professional and willing to take on whatever task your supervisor asks you to do as long as it falls under your qualifications and job description.

The next step in your journey is finding the right medical assistant course. Look for something that is offered by an accredited educational facility. Also, check to see if the class times interfere with your schedule. For students in high school this should not be a problem as they attend vocational class during regular school hours, however for adults there may be some scheduling issues. You will also need to speak with the financial department about any aid you may qualify for and other issues related to your tuition. There are loans, grants and scholarships available for students who cannot pay full price for their medical assistant education.

 



 

Medical Assistant School News:

 

New medical certification now available for high school students - WAFB.com

New medical certification now available for high school students
WAFB.com
In a big announcement, Louisiana Workforce said "The Medical Assistant certification is now recognized in Louisiana as an advanced statewide credential, creating new opportunities for high school graduates to enter high-wage careers and helping meet .

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Connecticut Medical Board Fines, Disciplines Doctors - Connecticut Watchdog

Connecticut Medical Board Fines, Disciplines Doctors
Connecticut Watchdog
In an unrelated case in 2015, the board had fined Sivak $1,000 for letting an unlicensed medical assistant operate a laser device for hair removal at the Avery Center for Obstetrics and Gynecology in Westport. To settle a court case, the board also .

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New medical assistant apprenticeship comes to Montezuma County - The Durango Herald

The Durango Herald

New medical assistant apprenticeship comes to Montezuma County
The Durango Herald
The Southwestern Colorado Area Health Education Center has begun offering a new path for area students to become registered medical assistants. On July 20, the group announced that a medical assistant apprenticeship program had received approval .

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Middletown-Based Community Health Center Starts Own Medical Assistant School - Hartford Courant

Hartford Courant

Middletown-Based Community Health Center Starts Own Medical Assistant School
Hartford Courant
The National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement started last year with students in Connecticut and Colorado as a pilot group taking a seven-month program that intertwines the classroom and clinical components of traditional medical assistant .

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In today's pop-up world, OLE Health offers pop-up health care in Napa Valley - Napa Valley Register

Napa Valley Register

In today's pop-up world, OLE Health offers pop-up health care in Napa Valley
Napa Valley Register
Fernando Camacho, left, undergoes a number of medical tests performed by OLE Health medical assistant Rosalina Calderon at a Pop-Up Health Center at Beckstoffer Vineyards on Tuesday afternoon. About 50 agriculture workers received blood pressure .

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Settlement reached in dispute over medical evaluations in Dilley detention center - San Antonio Express-News (subscription)

San Antonio Express-News (subscription)

Settlement reached in dispute over medical evaluations in Dilley detention center
San Antonio Express-News (subscription)
The lawsuit was filed in June after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement barred a legal assistant for a pro bono legal aid program from visiting with detainees. According to the lawsuit, ICE barred the legal assistant after she set up telephonic .

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Trump's Embrace of Racially Charged Past Puts Republicans in Crisis - New York Times

New York Times

Trump's Embrace of Racially Charged Past Puts Republicans in Crisis
New York Times
EURœHe was being realistic about what was going on,EUR said Denise O'Leary, a medical assistant in Wichita. Ms. O'Leary wondered why no one else was coming down on the leftist demonstrators. EURœThere was violence on both sides, there was,EUR Ms. O'Leary said.

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Six Mississippi healthcare workers, including doctor, arrested on drug charges - Meridian Star

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Six Mississippi healthcare workers, including doctor, arrested on drug charges
Meridian Star
State and federal drug enforcement agents have arrested six Mississippi healthcare professionals, including a doctor and his medical assistant, on felony drug charges, according to a press release from the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. The arrests .
Six health care professionals arrested on drug chargesWAPT Jackson
6 health care providers jailed in opioids investigationsJackson Clarion Ledger

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Former medical assistant charged in prescription forgeries - The News Journal

The News Journal

Former medical assistant charged in prescription forgeries
The News Journal
A former medical assistant is believed to have provided forged prescriptions for controlled substances to multiple people, according to Delaware State Police. The investigation is ongoing, and more arrests are expected, state police said. Annette Scott .
Former assistant charged with stealing prescription pad from Wilmington doctor's office, forging prescriptionsWDEL 1150AM

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Six Mississippi health care professionals arrested on drug charges - WDSU New Orleans

WDSU New Orleans

Six Mississippi health care professionals arrested on drug charges
WDSU New Orleans
State and federal drug enforcement agents have arrested six Mississippi health care professionals, including a doctor and his medical assistant, on felony drug charges. The arrests stem from separate drug investigations conducted jointly by the .

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