Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant logo CIP Code: 51.0801
InstructorMrs. Scheidler, website 

 

Program Overview

Medical Assistants work in the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other health practitioners. They assist doctors and physicians, take patient history, manage online medical records, measure vital signs, give injections, schedule appointments and administer blood tests.

Is this Career Right For You?

  • Do you want to help and care for others?
  • Are you adaptable?
  • Are you good with people?
  • Are you interested in the healthcare field?
  • Can you accurately manage several tasks at the same time?

Inside the Industry

OCCUPATIONLOCAL WAGE
Healthcare Technologists & Technicians, all other $43,120
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Workers, all other $82,870
Healthcare Support Worker $38,850
Nurse, Other Specialist $69,170

  

 Competencies 

 Possible Careers 

  • Medical Assistants
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • EKG Technicians
  • Medical Secretaries
  • Phlebotomist
  • Receptionists & Information Clerks

Possible Careers That Require
Further Education

  • Registered Nurse
  • Physician Assistant
  • Surgical Technologist
  • Cardiovascular Technologist
  • Radiology

 Potential Certifications 

  • HIPAA
  • Bloodborne Pathogen
  • First Aid
  • CPR
  • Home Health Aide
  • Direct Patient Care Provider
  • OSHA-10
  • Employability: Interviewing Skills
  • AMCA (American Medical Certification Association)
  • Medical Certification Association)
  • Medical Assistant
  • Certification (MAC)
  • Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Certification (CMAC)
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Certification (PCTC)
  • Nursing Assisting (NA)

 Statewide Articulation Agreements