What Is A Clinical Medical Assistant?
A Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA) works with doctors and nurses to help care for patients. Since Medical Assistants are cross-trained in both clinical and administrative duties, they are crucial to any medical office.
For example, a CMA takes your vital signs during a physical (clinical). Then, they log that info in your records and file them (administrative).
Because of several factors, demand for CMAs is projected to grow in the coming years. That is why now is a better time than ever to get your foot in the door and start your medical career.
As a trained CMA you’ll spend your workday:
- Taking vital signs;
- Drawing blood samples;
- Giving out meds;
- Scheduling patients;
- Filing records;
- And much more.
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Clinical Medical Assistant Training Program Overview
Medical Assistant Training Program Description
Because the Clinical Medical Assistant program mixes classroom and lab instruction, you’ll get the most comprehensive experience possible. First, you’ll train in administrative duties. Then, in clinical work.
The administrative part covers topics like insurance billing, office duties, and computer programs.
During the clinical part of your training, you’ll learn how to help physicians with patients. So, you’ll train for duties like taking blood pressure. Or, drawing blood samples for medical tests.
Finally, as a CMA graduate, you’ll be awarded a Career Diploma.
Firstly, medical assisting is a hands-on job. So, you’ll be trained by industry pros in fully-equipped labs. Above all, you’ll learn by doing at NTI.
To summarize, CMA students get full training in:
- Legal aspects;
- Medical terminology;
- Anatomy and physiology;
- And much more.
Medical Assistant Externships
Because NTI has a long list of employer partnerships, we are able to offer work externships. And an externship is a great way to gain experience and get a feel for your new job.
Most important, you’ll see what your day-to-day work will be like. In addition, you’ll also make connections with others in the field.
Both CMA program students and Phlebotomy/EKG students are eligible for externships.
Earn National Certification
Employers are always hiring certified workers. And that’s because certification proves that you know what you’re doing. Furthermore, they prove that you are responsible and take your work seriously.
During your training, you’ll be prepared to pass the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) exam.
Medical Assistant Program Costs
The Clinical Medical Assistant training program qualifies for financial aid. During your Admissions Interview, you’ll get an overview of the costs and payment options.
As a graduate, you’ll be confident in all areas of the field. All in all, you’ll be ready to start working in the industry.
Specifically, Clinical Medical Assistants work in:
- Doctor’s offices;
- Nursing homes;
- And many other medical facilities.
Job Placement Assistance
You don’t have to search for a job alone! To clarify, once your education is complete, our Career Services Office helps you find a job.
The Career Services Office offers:
- Help filling out applications;
- Resume and cover letter prep;
- Interview techniques;
- Employer connections;
- And job fairs.
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Are you ready to learn more about Medical Assistant training? Then just submit the form below, and we’ll contact you to schedule a time to discuss your future career.