Medical Assistant with Phlebotomy, EKG, and Patient Care Tech
The Medical Assistant Certificate Program provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to become a Certified Medical Assistant. During the course of this program, students will also train for EKG, phlebotomy and patient care tech certifications. Students who successfully complete the MA program will be prepared to work in a variety of health care settings including doctor’s offices, clinics, hospitals, and nursing homes.
“Health Care…expected to be the fastest growing industry in County employment from 2012 to 2022, adding 6,500 jobs (16% increase) over the next ten years.”
What Does a Medical Assistant Do?
Medical Assistants work in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, clinics, and rehabilitation centers, supporting doctors and other healthcare professionals.
Among other duties, the day-to-day responsibilities of a Medical Assistant might include:
- assisting doctors in physical exams
- assisting doctors in minor surgeries
- taking patients’ vital signs, height and weight measurements
- updating patient records
- disinfecting medical instruments
- performing EKGs & identifying the arrhythmias
- performing phlebotomy procedures
Medical Assistant Certification Program at ACI Medical & Dental School
Our Medical Assistant Certification program is a comprehensive career readiness program that provides students with the necessary education to become a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, a Certified Phlebotomy Technician, a Certified EKG Technician, or a Certified Patient Care Technician through the National Healthcareer Association.
If you are a Certified Medical Assistant but are looking to obtain certification in phlebotomy and/or EKG, visit our Phlebotomy and EKG Training Courses or Phlebotomy Technician Certification Courses page.
Medical Assistant: The Skills You’ll Need
All students in our Medical Assistant Certification Program at ACI Medical & Dental School will gain knowledge of:
- medical terminology
- anatomy and physiology
- medical law and ethics and HIPAA regulations
Students will also receive hands-on training in:
- Taking vital signs
- Assisting with the tasks of daily living and mobility
- Electronic Health Records
- Front Office Skills
All hands-on learning will take place at our on-site laboratory furnished with state-of-the-art medical equipment.
Career Assistance at ACI Medical & Dental School
Our Career Assistance Program (CAP), available to all ACI Medical & Dental School students, helps prepare students to enter the medical field as entry-level medical assistants with Phlebotomy & EKG certification or as a Certified Patient Care Technician.
At ACI Medical & Dental School, our faculty and administration is committed to your success, and our affiliation agreements with major New Jersey hospitals, doctor offices, and clinics provide students with internship and future employment opportunities.
Job Outlook for Medical Assistants
The job outlook for Medical Assistants remains strong in 2015 and beyond. According to the New Jersey Department of Labor, jobs for Medical Assistants is increasing at a much faster than average rate in comparison to other industries.
If you are interested in enrolling in ACI Medical & Dental School’s Medical Assistant Certification program, contact us today and let’s get you on track to start your career!