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Clinical Medical Assistant Program

  • Graduate in 7 months
  • Flexible schedules
  • Earn nationally recognized certifications
  • Job placement assistance after graduation

Clinical Medical Assistant Training Program Overview

Courses Start

Every 3 Weeks

Program Length

Lvl 1: 27 weeks

Course Credits

Lvl 1: 46 Credits

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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Your 3 Step Career Path

Undeniably, school is a major commitment and can feel complicated. That is why we’ve broken the process down into 3 simple steps:

1. Schedule An Admissions Interview

First, meet with Admissions and learn about student life, courses, and payment options.

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2. Enroll & Begin Your Career Training

Secondly, enroll and learn from industry pros and build your skills. Because NTI's flexible classes work around your busy life.
Program Start Dates >>

3. Graduate Ready For Your New Career

Finally, after graduation you'll get 1-on-1 help with finding a job. And, you'll connect with companies that want to hire you.
Career Development Office >>

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.

Administrative Training:
The administrative part covers topics like insurance billing, office duties, and computer programs.

Clinical Training:
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.

Medical Assistants help people every day.

Hands-on Training

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;
  • Billing;
  • Anatomy and physiology;
  • And much more.
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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 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.

After Graduation

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;
  • Hospitals;
  • Chiropractors;
  • 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.
When you're at NTI, you'll be supported from beginning to end.

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F. A. Q

Frequently Asked Questions

Since we’re a school, NTI’s goal is to train as many students as we can. That is why NTI has moved away from traditional semesters and start dates. Generally, NTI programs start every 3 – 10 weeks (depending on the program).

Healthcare Professional training starts every 3 weeks. And programs include:

Phlebotomy Technician training starts every 5 weeks.

CyberSecurity training starts every 8 weeks.

Systems Technology training starts every 8 weeks.

CDL-A Truck Driver training starts every 3 weeks.

CDL-B Truck Driver training starts every 3 weeks.

HVAC/R Technician training starts every 10 weeks.

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Specifically, tuition at NTI ranges from $2,895 to $18,495 depending on the program. And, most programs are eligible for financial aid and GI Bill® benefits

Before any payment is made, all students must take part in an admissions interview with one of our Admissions Representatives. During the interview, the advisor will explain the program, determine eligibility for admission to the program, and discuss financial aid and payment options.

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That is because NTI is a nationally accredited career school with State and Federal approval for Financial Aid.

After completing your admissions interview, our Financial Aid Office staff will help you through the whole process. Furthermore, they’ll help you find grants, loans, and scholarships.

Additionally, for programs that are not Title IV eligible, we will discuss several tuition financing options available to students.

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To clarify, NTI is prohibited from guaranteeing job placement. But, the Office of Career Development is available to every student during and after graduation.

The Office of Career Development offers every student:

Job coaching;
Resume and cover letter assistance;
Connections with local employers;
And more.
Learn more about the Career Services Office >>

For accreditation purposes, NTI is required to place at least 70% of our graduates in careers in their field of study. And NTI’s rate in recent years has been in the high 80’s and low 90’s percentage range.

To summarize, going back to school is a huge commitment in time, effort, and money. So, NTI wants to make sure everyone understands what career training means.

With this in mind, the admissions interview is designed to share information about our programs and career opportunities. As well as measuring employability in your chosen field. Additionally, we’ll also gauge your desire and commitment to graduate.

Currently, all of NTI’s career training programs can be completed within one year. But, course lengths vary depending on the program that is chosen.

Healthcare Training Programs:

HVAC/R Technician Training Program: 30 weeks

CDL-A Truck Driver Training Program: 160 hours

CDL-B Truck Driver Training Program: 80 hours

Network Administration & Design Training Program: 34 weeks

Presently, you can request either an official or unofficial copy of your student transcripts right here on our website.

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*NOTE* There is a $5.00 service fee for unofficial transcripts, and a $10.00 service fee for official transcripts. Payable by credit card only.


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