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School of Allied Health - Medical Assistant

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School of Allied Health - Medical Assistant

The Medical Assistant Program offers students a chance to become introduced to and learn the fundamental skills needed to become a competent and knowledgeable Medical Assistant. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for the Medical Assistant field is projected to grow at a rate of 29% over the next decade!

Medical Assistants are trained to perform administrative work, perform certain basic clinical procedures and assist with examinations and lab work. Duties may include answering phones, scheduling appointments, and performing bookkeeping related functions. Students will learn to obtain and record health histories, vital signs, weight and height. In some cases they may test vision, draw blood, and perform basic lab procedures. Graduates of this program may pursue certification by passing national measures and proficiency examination with the National Center for Competency Testing. Job opportunities may exist with healthcare providers, job opportunities exist in medical offices, outpatient, health maintenance organizations, and public health agencies. This program is represented to lead to multiple job opportunities and is not meant to lead to any particular outcome. While job placement assistance is offered, finding a job is the ultimate responsibility of the student. The institute does not guarantee that any student will be placed in a training related job or at all.

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Medical Assistant students

at RGV College can learn the following beneficial career skills:
  • How to work along side healthcare providers in one of the nation's fastest growing occupations
  • Take medical histories and patient vitals
  • Explain treatment procedures to patients as directed by healthcare providers.
  • Perform basic lab tests
  • Prepare and administer medications as directed by healthcare providers
  • Properly draw blood
  • Take electrocardiograms
  • May perform medical billing & coding

Our Medical Assistant program takes about 7 months (900 clock hours) to complete. Click here to download a course description

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