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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.
- 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
- 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
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:
Potential Job Positions:
Entry Level position as a Medical Assistant or Medical Office Assistant
U.S. Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational code: 31-9092.00 – Medical Assistants
You may view the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Information for this at: www.onetonline.org/link/summary/31-9092.00
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.
On Time Graduation Rate:
For the 2011-12 Award Year (July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012) 75 students graduated from the program. Of those 50 students completed the program on time. Thus the On-Time completion rate is 66.7%.
Tuition, Books and Fees:
Total tuition and fees for the program is $25,806.
Estimated Books and Supplies for the program is $3,143.
Students who need pre-curriculum courses or have to repeat courses will incur additional tuition. students who transfer in credits from other colleges will have a reduced tuition total. The college reserves the right to increase tuition in the future. All tuition increases will be announced at least 30 days before implementation.
Our placement rate for this program as reported to our Accrediting body for the most recent year (2011-12) is 54.9%.
Median Loan Debt of graduates:
Upon completion of the program students may have loan debts from several sources. These include Federal Student Loans, Private Education Loans and Institutional Loans. For the most recent graduation year (2011-12) the Median Loan Debt is:
Federal Student Loans $25,686
Private Education Loans $0
Institutional Loans $0
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