Medical Assistant

Certified Medical Assistants are multi-skilled allied health professionals specifically trained to work in the ambulatory medical settings such as physician’s offices, clinics and group practices. They are cross-trained to perform both clinical and administrative duties in a medical office or clinic. The following are partial lists of some of the duties of a medical assistant.

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES:

  • Using computer applications
  • Answering telephones
  • Greeting patients
  • Maintaining and filing patient records
  • Coding and filling out insurance forms
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Arranging hospital stays and outpatient testing
  • Handling mail, billing and bookkeeping

CLINICAL DUTIES:

  • Taking medical histories
  • Patient education
  • Preparing patients for exams
  • Assisting physicians during exams
  • Collecting and testing laboratory specimens
  • Instructing patients about medications and special diets
  • Calling in prescription as directed by the physician
  • Drawing blood
  • Performing EKG’s
  • Administering medications as directed by a physician
  • Removing sutures and staples

 
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Gainful Employment Statements

Medical Assisting A.A.S

The Medical Assisting Associate Degree program is offered as a program leading to Gainful Employment. As such we want all potential students to be able to make a reasoned decision on enrolling in this program at Rockford Career College. To that extent we offer the following information:

Medical Assistant Degree Career Opportunities

All Rockford Career College Advanced Degree Programs can lead to potential career opportunities within the students’ respective field of study. Our graduate students gain the knowledge to advance in their career choices. We offer a brief list of potential career opportunities available with a Medical Assistant Degree from Rockford Career College.

  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Certified medical assistant
  • Laboratory assistant
  • Health information technician
  • Clinical assistant
  • Phlebotomist
  • Limited scope radiology technician
  • Clinical supervisor
  • Insurance physicals

Program Length:
This program requires 91 quarter credits. A full-time student can complete the program in 8 quarters (24 months) if they maintain full-time status, do not take any quarters off, successfully pass each course the first time, and do not need any pre-curriculum classes.