Medical Assistant Program
Earn a Medical Assisting Diploma to Pursue a Career as a Valued Medical Assistant
Medical Assistants are a valuable part of the healthcare system. Professionals in this field perform administrative and clinical tasks.
A Medical Assistant is responsible for the care and well-being of patients while helping to keep the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other health practitioners running effectively.
If you are an organized, personable individual who enjoys helping others, you could be well-suited to becoming a Medical Assistant. Several options exist for those looking to become a Medical Assistant:
Medical Assistant with Externship Diploma Program
Program Offered At: Cherry Hill, Egg Harbor Twp. Campuses & Philadelphia
Duties of a Professional Medical Assistant
As a Medical Assistant or Advanced Medical Assistant you will often provide direct care to patients while maintaining clinical records and performing general office administration. Duties of a skilled Medical Assistant may include:
- Phlebotomy, collecting and preparing laboratory specimens
- Provide patient instructions on medications or diets per physicians’ orders
- Administer medication as directed by a physician
- Medical Transcription
- Maintaining patients’ medical records
- Filling out insurance forms and scheduling appointments
- EKG and Lab Procedures
- CPR & First Aid
As you gain experience, you can even specialize in specific areas of healthcare.
Career Opportunities for Trained Medical Assistants
Opportunities for Medical Assistants are available in a variety of healthcare settings, including:
- Medical Centers
- Pediatric Offices
- Medical Group Practices
- OB/GYN & Family Medicine
- Elder Care
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“The entire program as a whole helped me prepare for my current position. The staff played the biggest role in my success as they pushed me and would not let me quit. They believed in me when I did not believe in myself at times.”
– Hassan Hart, Prism Career Institute Graduate
Externship: Valuable On-the-Job Experience
A great way to learn is by actually performing in a real clinical setting. You will feel confident after gaining relevant real world experience working in an actual medical setting. Healthcare is a hands-on profession and a great way to learn is by actually performing the job in a real clinical setting.
Our Medical Assistant externship experience is a great way to get a feel for your potential new career and gain real world job experience that may help you when you pursue employment. Take a Closer Look at this Additional Training Experience.
Find Out More
Explore if training to become a professional Medical Assistant is right for you. Fill out the form on this page to receive career and program info or call 1-888-966-8146 to speak with a knowledgeable Admissions Representative.