Medical Assistant Program
Medical Assistants are multi-skilled allied healthcare professionals who may administer medications, assist with minor procedures, record vital signs, take medical histories, prepare patients and rooms for examinations, handle laboratory specimens, provide patient education, and much more. Because of the specialized skill set and knowledge that is held by these professionals, they find themselves working in clinics, physicians’ offices, hospitals, outpatient facilities, and specialists’ offices across the country
We Believe In Your Child Too Medical Assistants Requirments:
We Believe In Your Child Too: is looking for motivated, performance driven individuals with a desire to pursue a better life for themselves. They must be willing to face adversity and life’s challenges with a driven commitment to enhancing their lives through post-secondary education and job opportunities.
- MOVITATED: A person driven by a cause or purpose.
- PERFORMANCE DRIVEN: One who will rise to challenges to meet expectation and go beyond?
- ADVERSITY: The ability to overcome life’s challenges, deal with difficult situation to achieve the goal or meet the standard.
- DESIRE: To really wants something to happen, to make a change.
- WORK ETHIC: The principle that hard work is worthy of reward.
- VISION: The ability to think or plan the future with imagination or wisdom.
Medical Assistants Duties and Responsibilities:
Medical Assistants rely on technical skills so they understand how to use equipment to take patient vital signs. They should also be detail-oriented, as they must enter all patient data accurately in their records so doctors and insurance companies can refer to them. Medical Assistants should also have interpersonal skills so they can work with patients who may be in pain.
- Schedule appointments
- Obtain blood samples
- Perform data entry
- Measure and record vital signs
- Clean exam rooms
- Answer phone calls
Medical assistant training and educational Requirements:
A successful Medical Assistant candidate should have a degree or certification from a postsecondary schooling program. While this is not necessary for every employer, most of them strongly prefer candidates who have a degree. Medical Assistant programs are available at vocational schools, community colleges and technical schools. They take an average of one year to complete. Some employers may be willing to train Medical Assistants once they hire them, but candidates should have familiarity with the health and medical fields. At a minimum, candidates should have a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
A Medical Assistant makes an average of $15.47 per hour. Pay rate may depend on the level of education, experience and geographical location.
- Tidewater Community College
- Thomas Nelson Community College
- J Sergeant Reynolds Community College
- Paul D. Camp Community College
- College of the Albemarle
- Tidewater Medical Training
- Sentara College of Health Sciences
- Riverside College of Health Careers
- Norfolk Technical Center
- New Horizon Regional Education Center
- Virginia Beach Learning Center
- College and Career Academy at Pruden
- Old Dominion University
- Norfolk State University
- Hampton University
- Georgia State University
- Howard University
- University of Massachusetts (Amherst)
- James Madison University