What Are the Responsibilities of a Medical Assistant?
Medical Assistant training at Advantage Career Institute Medical & Dental School will prepare our students to perform a wide variety of day-to-day tasks, including:
- Measuring the height, weight and vital signs of patients
- Sterilizing medical equipment and sanitizing examination rooms
- Performing electrocardiograms (EKGs)
- Assisting doctors in physical exams and minor surgeries
- Performing phlebotomy procedures
- Updating patient electronic health records (EHR)
- Front office tasks such as answering phones and scheduling appointments
- Patient care technician procedures like operating dialysis equipment, assisting patients with daily functions, and overseeing medication
This hands-on training is conducted at our on-site facility with state of the art medical equipment.
How Do I Apply for the Medical Assistant Program at ACI?
In order to start the application process, contact our admissions department to set up an in-person meeting so that we can discuss what your career goals are and what we can do to help you meet those goals.
How Much Does Medical Assistant Training with ACI Cost?
To find out about the costs of our Medical Assistant program, contact us today in order to schedule a meeting where we can discuss what our program offers and what the cost will be.
What Financial Aid Options are Available to ACI Students?
ACI Medical & Dental School is a state-approved training school, and we stand ready to help our students obtain the money they need in order to pursue Medical Assistant credentials. We are approved for Title IV financial aid for all of our day programs. Contact us for more information about options for financial assistance.
What is the Job Outlook for Medical Assistants?
Medical Assistants are a fast growing career in the continuously growing healthcare sector. Over the next 8 years, the job outlook shows a 29% increase, which is much faster than the average career over the same period.
Is ACI an Accredited Medical Assistant Training Institution?
Yes, we are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS). Only schools with rigorous adherence to strict standards of education and medical ethics can be accredited by the MSA-CESS.
Are ACI’s Medical Assistant Students Certified Through the NHA?
Yes, students that complete our Medical Assistant training program are eligible to become certified through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). ACI students have higher pass rates on NHA exams than the national average:
|Exam||ACI 2017 Pass Rate||2017 National Average|
|Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)||93%||75%|
|Phlebotomy Certification (CPT)||96%||92%|
|Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT/A)||92%||77%|
|Certified EKG Technician (CET)||99%||89%|
Does the Medical Assistant Program Have Career Assistance?
Yes, we offer a six week Career Assistance Program (CAP) that trains students in constructing a resume, conducting a job search, interviewing, and other areas of career assistance. Students receive a lifetime of career services when they enroll.
Does Medical Assistant Training Offer an Internship Program?
As a required part of the Medical Assistant program, students must complete a 180 hour internship. This is a critical part of the Medical Assistant program, as it prepares students for a career in the medical field.
Is ACI Approved for Veterans Training?
ACI Medical & Dental School is approved for Veterans Training and we accept funding through the Post-911 GI Bill®. In order to learn more about the services we offer to veterans, be sure to contact us.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.