Medical Assistant Program in New Jersey and Pennsylvania
Medical assistants have the opportunity to work in several clinical settings and support medical teams in a variety of ways including phlebotomy, medical coding, and more. If this in-demand career path interests you, consider enrolling in the medical assistant training program at Prism Career Institute in Cherry Hill or Egg Harbor Township, NJ, and Philadelphia, PA. Find out what our medical assistant program entails and how we help students prepare for a future in the healthcare industry.
Medical Assistant Program Offered At Cherry Hill, NJ, Egg Harbor Township, NJ, and Philadelphia, PA.
Medical Assistant Program Curriculum in New Jersey and Pennsylvania
As one of the shortest training programs in the area, students can complete our training program in as little as six months. Our training program is 720 hours in length and spans 24 instructional weeks. This includes 425 lecture hours and 135 lab hours. Our well-rounded curriculum is designed to help students perform direct patient care with courses such as:
- Medical law and ethics
- Anatomy and physiology
- Electrocardiography (EKG)
- Patient history/vital signs/CPR
- Clinical procedures
Our students also benefit from training courses focused on basic administrative tasks and skills that are transferrable throughout a variety of healthcare settings. These courses include:
- Patient hygiene/infection control
- Records management
- Professional communication
- Career development
At Prism Career Institute, students benefit from positive, individualized attention in small classroom environments. To best serve our students, courses are delivered on-campus and remotely. This blended format supports the hands-on learning that’s vital to the nature of our program as well as students who need flexible learning opportunities.
At Prism Career Institute, we understand how important hands-on training is for our students. As part of our training program, students are also required to complete a 160-hour medical assistant externship, where they work and learn under the guidance of a healthcare professional. This externship lets students take theory to the next level and gain a first-hand look at what a future career in healthcare might involve. Some medical assistant responsibilities include:
- Collecting and preparing laboratory specimens
- Taking vital signs
- Drawing blood
- Assisting with diagnostic tests
- Updating/filing medical records
- Filling out insurance forms
- Processing insurance claims
- Scheduling appointments
From pediatric offices to eldercare communities, healthcare specialties need the expertise of qualified medical assistants to provide care and foster positive patient experiences. Though medical assistant responsibilities vary depending on the employer, role, work environment, and other factors, we make every effort to prepare students for a rewarding future.
Students may take the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Prism Career Institute pays for this after the medical assistant externship is complete. As part of tuition, study resources are provided for students to ensure that they are on the path of optimal professionalism.
Investing in Your Education With Prism Career Institute
Prism Career Institute proudly offers competitive tuition rates for our students. Plus, financial aid is available for those who qualify. Students can seek federal and supplemental forms of financial assistance to fund their education, such as:
- Student loans
- Veterans benefits
We participate in several financial aid programs from the U.S. Department of Education, as well as other agencies, to help meet the needs of our students. Our administrators can help you explore the options that are available to you.
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I'm attending the EHT campus for the Medical Assistant Program. I absolutely loved this school and its instructors. The program was challenging but I was able to keep up and pass every class with an A. I felt that I received the education I needed to be a medical assistant out in the world. I got great experience during my externship. The school has even helped me to get my resume out to assist in getting a job. I couldn't have been happier with my experience.
Learn More About Our Medical Assistant Program In New Jersey and Pennsylvania
Is enrolling in our medical assistant program the right path for you? Our free healthcare career quiz can help you find out. At Prism Career Institute, we’re dedicated to providing highly specialized, career-focused training. Apply online today or contact us to learn more information about our programs in Cherry Hill, NJ, Egg Harbor Township, NJ, as well as Philadelphia, PA.
Note: Practice with live subjects has been suspended in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This element of study will return when it is safe for students to work with volunteers in face-to-face practice and may be modified to accommodate current students’ needs.
You’ll also be required to participate in a medical assistant externship, which offers a valuable opportunity to immerse yourself in a professional work environment and develop real-world skills under the guidance of a healthcare expert.