As a Medical Assistant, you will be an integral part of the healthcare delivery team. In this position, you are considered a "multi-tasked" provider, meaning you will receive training and be qualified in both clinical and administrative capacities. Your education in the Medical Assistant program at Concorde Career Colleges will give you the knowledge and skills to excel in this important position.
Medical Assistants work closely with doctors in clinics and physicians’ offices. You will be entrusted with a variety of critical responsibilities.
Clinical responsibilities include taking patient histories and vital signs, performing first aid and CPR, preparing patients for procedures, assisting the physician with examinations and treatments, infection control, collecting and processing specimens, performing selected diagnostic tests, and preparing and administering medications as directed by the physician.
Administrative skills and responsibilities include scheduling and receiving patients, preparing and maintaining medical records, performing basic secretarial skills and medical transcription, handling telephone calls and written correspondence, serving as a liaison between physicians and other individuals, and managing practice finances.
Students in our Medical Assistant/Assisting program earn their diploma in 8 months.*
*Program length and degree type may vary by campus.
Generally, Medical Assistants work in ambulatory settings, such as medical offices and clinics. You may work in the front office (patient records to insurance procedures) of the following settings:
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1 Program lasts 8 months for a diploma and 15 months for an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.
2 Program lasts 8 months for a diploma and 14 months for an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.