Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting

Work alongside physicians as a multi-skilled healthcare professional in a fast-pace environment while serving as a patient advocate.

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What is Medical Assisting?

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.

average base pay
Based on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
$29,469
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low: $24k med: $29k high: $40k

What are my career options?

Medical Assistant find employment in physician offices, outpatient clinics, and other ambulatory health care facilities. As health care continues to expand, the demand for medical assistants is growing much faster than the average for all other occupations.

  • St. Elizabeth Physicians
  • St. Elizabeth Healthcare
  • Cincinnati Childrens Hospital and Medical Center
  • The Christ Hospital
  • OrthoCincy
  • UC Health
  • The Urology Group
  • The Dermatology Center
  • Tri-State Gastroenterology
Medical Assisting Career Median Annual
SalaryBased on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
Phlebotomist $29,500
Electrocardiograph Technician $43,496
Medical Office Insurance Billing and Coding $29,469
Medical Office Administrative Assistant $29,522
Medical Office Limited Radiography $29,522
Medical Assisting $29,469

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Associate in Applied Science: Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting

A Phlebotomy Technician (Phlebotomist) is an integral member of a medical laboratory team whose primary function is the collection of blood samples from patients by venipuncture or micro-techniques. The Phlebotomist facilitates the collection and transportation of laboratory specimens and is often the patient's only contact with the medical laboratory. The need to assure quality and patient safety requires strict professional behavior and standards of practice for Phlebotomists. Phlebotomist must be accurate, work well under pressure and communicate effectively. They must be able to calm and comfort patients throughout the procedure. They must follow safety precautions to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases.

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

For more specific information about the program and clinical documents required send us an email.

Phlebotomy

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Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

Program Contact

Amber Carter
Dean of Health Professions, Medical Assisting/Phlebotomy Program Coordinator
(859) 442-1712
amber.carter@kctcs.edu

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