Our In Demand Career Spotlight Series focuses on careers in the medical and dental industries where demand for skilled workers outpaces supply. At Advantage Career Institute Medical & Dental School, you can be certified for these in demand careers in just four months, with the hands-on training, skills and credentials you’ll need for your new career.
In this month’s blog post, we will be discussing the Clinical Medical Assistant position.
What Does a Clinical Medical Assistant Do?
A Clinical Medical Assistant is a vital member of a healthcare team. Their role is to directly assist physicians, nurses, and other professionals with various patient care responsibilities.
Some of the daily responsibilities of a Clinical Medical Assistant may include:
- Assisting doctors in physical exams and minor surgeries
- Taking patients’ vital signs, height and weight measurements
- Dressing wounds and administering medications
- Sterilizing medical instruments and preparing examination rooms
- Performing EKGs and phlebotomy procedures
- Other clinical procedures as required by the medical facility
- A thorough understanding of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, medical law and ethics, and HIPAA regulations
The Job Outlook for Clinical Medical Assistants
Like many careers in the healthcare field, this position is growing quickly. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has stated that between 2018 and 2028 there is an expected 23% increase in job growth for Clinical Medical Assistants, which is much higher than the average across all occupations. With a 92% graduate rate and 84% employment rate in 2018, there has never been a better time to pursue this growing career at ACI Medical & Dental School!
Interested in Clinical Medical Assistant Training in New Jersey?
By completing our Medical Assistant Certification Program, students will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to take on the responsibilities of a Clinical Medical Assistant in just four months.
Students who complete our program will be Certified Clinical Medical Assistants through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Our program includes training for EKG, phlebotomy and patient care technician certifications.
Classes are starting soon! To learn more about this exciting new career opportunity and take the next step towards an in demand job in a growing industry, contact us today.