Medical Assistant

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Medical Assistants continue to be one of the most employed and essential healthcare professionals today.

The medical office is a fast-paced environment that requires the assistance of qualified medical personnel. Medical Assistants (MA) are key players in helping to manage the office. Their multitasking abilities enable them to meet the demands of both physicians and patients alike. Medical Assistants perform a variety of clinical and clerical skills.

Clinical skills may include:

  • Taking medical histories and recording vital signs
  • Preparing patients for examination
  • Collecting and preparing laboratory specimens
  • Performing basic laboratory tests on the premises
  • Preparing and administering medications as directed
  • Preparing patient x-rays
  • Phlebotomy

Clerical skills may involve:

  • Updating and filing patient medical records
  • Completing insurance forms and handling correspondence
  • Handling Billing & Bookkeeping
  • Scheduling appointments, answering telephones and greeting patients
  • Arranging for hospital admissions and laboratory services
  • Purchasing supplies and equipment

DCI Medical Assistant Icon Most Medical Assistants work in physicians' offices, health care centers or clinics. There are also many job opportunities in hospitals, medical laboratories and long-term care facilities.

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Dawn Career Institute has provided GUAVA Care, Senior Home and Healthcare Services, Inc. with top candidates that excel in the tasks presented to them. GUAVA turns to Dawn Career Institute.

~Dr. Schreiber

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

One of the unique benefits of DCI's Medical Assistant program is the inclusion of phlebotomy training which prepares students for the CPT exam. The program also includes OSHA - Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens Certification.

Dawn Career Institute combines qualified instruction with the medical facilities, equipment and instruments you'd find on your first day of work. In addition, All DCI programs have valuable professional development skills built into the curriculum, including goal setting, resume writing, job search methods, successful interviewing techniques, customer relations, stress management, and how to present a professional image.

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Program Details

Program length: 30 weeks

Program offered: Daytime, Evening Blended*, Online
*Blended programs combine a supportive, hands-on, campus-based education environment with the independence and flexibility of online learning.

Clock Hours: 900 (720 Contact Hours in the classroom/lab + 180 hours outside work)

Graduates earn a Diploma

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