Earn your medical assisting degree in as little as 10 months
Medical Assistant Program Overview
If you’re interested in the medical field and enjoy helping others, you might want to consider a career as a Medical Assistant. Provo College offers a Medical Assisting program that will provide you with the skillset you’ll need to start this exciting healthcare career. In as little as ten months, you can enter the dynamic field of Medical Assisting. Additionally, graduates of the program are eligible to take the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification exam, which is offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).
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What you need to know
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need a Medical Assistant degree?
While some employers will hire untrained applicants, many prefer to employ Medical Assistants with formal training. Provo College offers an accelerated Medical Assisting program that can prepare students for MA certification in under a year’s time.
What is a Medical Assistant?
A Medical Assistant is a healthcare professional that fills a dynamic role. Their job duties include both administrative and clinical functions, allowing them to work with patients, doctors, and other healthcare team members. Typically, they can be found in a medical office, hospital or clinic.
What is the cost of the Medical Assistant program?
At Provo College, Medical Assisting program costs include college core classes as well as MA core classes. A variety of financial aid options are available to students. For more information, please reach out to a school representative.
What courses are required to become a Medical Assistant?
This depends on the individual Medical Assistant program. Provo College offers a MA diploma program that’s designed to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to assist a medical team. Some of the MA courses include but are not limited to: Skeletal, Muscular, and Body Systems and Pharmacology; Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems; Law and Ethics, Record Keeping, and Basic Patient Care.
How long is the Medical Assistant program?
The Medical Assisting program at Provo can be completed in as little as 10 months.
What certifications will the Medical Assistant program prepare me for?
Medical Assisting graduates at Provo are prepared to take the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA)certification exam, which is offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).
What kind of jobs can you get with a Medical Assistant degree?
Formal Medical Assistant training can lead to a wide variety of jobs. These often include positions in physician offices, private healthcare facilities, hospitals, clinics, laboratories, and health industry providers.
How much money do Medical Assistants make?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for Medical Assistants was $33,610 in May 2018. The highest 10 percent earned more than $47,250, while the top-paying industries included: outpatient care centers; hospitals (state, local, and private); offices of physicians; and offices of chiropractors.
Medical Assisting graduates are trained in:
Microbiology, hematology, venipuncture, and urinalysis
Transcription and charting
Patient vital signs, ECGs, and draping/gowning
Minor surgical assisting
Injections and pharmacology
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