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Medical Assistant

     

Medical Assistant – Bright Outlook

Course Outline:

  • Occupational Safety, Law & Ethics HIV-AIDS (4 Hours)
  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Electronic Health Records & Administrative Procedures
  • Basic Radiology Procedures
  • Clinical Procedures
  • Basic Medical Laboratory Procedures
  • Pharmacology for Medical Assistants
  • Medical Assistant Clinical Training/Lecture
  • Community Clinical Practicum/ Externship

Responsibilities:

Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.

Sample of reported job titles:
Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), Chiropractor Assistant, Clinical Assistant, Doctor’s Assistant, Medical Assistant (MA), Medical Office Assistant, Ophthalmic Technician, Optometric Assistant, Optometric Technician, Registered Medical Assistant (RMA), ER Technician, OR Assistant.

Wages and Employment Trends: National

Median
wages (2012)

$14.12 hourly, $29,370 annual

Employment
(2012)

561,000 employees

Projected
growth (2012-2022)

Much faster than
average (22% or higher)

Projected
job openings (2012-2022)

269,900

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/31-9092.00

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