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medical assisting

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Are you interested in working in the health care industry? You may be interested in a career as a Medical Assistant. A Medical Assistant is an integral member of the health care delivery team, qualified by education and experience to work in the administrative office (including knowledge in electronic medical records and paper-based records), the examining room and the physician office laboratory. The Medical Assistant, also a liaison between the doctor and the patient, is of vital importance to the success of the medical practice. An individual in this versatile career may perform the following clinical duties according to state law:

Taking medical histories and recording vital signs
Performing electrocardiograms and venipunctures
Administering injections and immunizations
Explaining treatment procedures to patients for examination
Assisting the physician during examinations

Students will be prepared to take the Registered Medical Assistant national certification examination through the American Medical Technologists upon graduation. 

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Degrees

Associate in Applied Science: Medical Assisting

Diplomas and Certificates