Medical Assistant / X-Ray Technician (Limited Scope) Associate Degree Program

Medical Assistant / X-Ray Technician (Limited Scope) Associate Degree Program

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What is a Medical Assistant / X-Ray Technician AAS?

A Medical Assistant X-Ray Technician AAS is an Associate of Applied Science degree with a concentration in both Medical Assisting and limited scope X-Ray Technician training. This program was designed for people who already have 45 credit hours in a Medical Assistant concentration or are a graduate of a Medical Assistant program with a cumulative grade point of 2.0 or better from another educational institution.

If you do not have 45 credit hours, enroll in our Medical Assistant / X-Ray Technician (Limited Scope) Diploma Program.

As the name implies, this position serves not only as a Medical Assistant, but also may perform X-Ray Technician duties. Common tasks for a Medical Assistant X-Ray Technician include administrative responsibilities such as patient data entry or scheduling patient treatments, clinical tasks such as patient examinations or taking vitals and radiological tasks such as x-ray imaging and maintenance. With such a broad skillset, Medical Assistant X-Ray Technicians enjoy a variety of on the job experiences and get increased job security due to the number of responsibilities they are trained to perform.

What Career Options are Available as a Medical Assistant / X-Ray Technician AAS?

Due to our aging population and the need for more healthcare professionals, Medical Assistants are one of the fastest-growing professions in the United States. This expanding need for Medical Assistants is true in Illinois as well. After a meeting with area employers, we created the Medical Assistant / X-Ray Technician AAS program primarily because of the demand companies projected in this field. Individuals who are trained as a Medical Assistant / X-Ray Technician may work in entry-level positions in a variety of settings including hospitals, clinics, physician offices, dentist offices and nursing homes.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Medical Assistants in the United States are expected to increase more than 23% between 2018 and 2028.1

How do I Start a Medical Assistant / X-Ray Technician AAS Program?

For most, one of the first steps in becoming a Medical Assistant / X-Ray Technician is to get certified. To sit for the examination and gain certification, individuals typically prepare through course base lectures and hands-on training. The Rockford Career College Medical Assistant X-Ray Technician (Limited Scope) AAS degree program was designed to provide students with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills required for entry-level positions in the medical assistant profession. This program was designed for people who already have 45 credit hours in a Medical Assistant concentration or are a graduate of a Medical Assistant program with a cumulative grade point of 2.0 or better from another educational institution.

The AAS diploma program includes training in office administration procedures, the technology required in medical offices and x-ray imaging and techniques. This program also includes course work in radiograph imaging protocols and positioning, radiographic specialization and positioning and radiology and imaging. Upon successful completion of the program, you have the ability to sit for your medical assistant certification. Recognized by the American Medical Technologists (AMT), this certification could open additional doors to employment.

Why Choose Our College?

For over 150 years, Rockford Career College has provided training for companies to grow and for people to advance in their respective careers. We take a streamlined approach to education. Our curricula help students develop a particular skill set and knowledge base for a career rather than receive only a general education. We train you for jobs that employers tell us are truly needed in your community.

We offer affordable programs that typically take less time to complete and have smaller class sizes than those of other schools. That means you’ll get plenty of one-on-one attention, unlike a big school. You’ll learn from highly-qualified and caring instructors, who have real-world experience in their field. Most programs have highly hands-on classes so you can get a feel for what you’re learning. Some programs also offer an externship off-campus at a local employer where you’ll put your skills to work.

We offer on-campus, hybrid, and completely online diploma and degree programs that could provide you with more opportunities for jobs with room for growth.

We know it's all about a job. Our career services team has done the networking for you with numerous local employers. Prior to graduation, we could help find the perfect job for you. Employers have consistently placed confidence in our graduates' abilities.

All of us here at Rockford Career College are here to help you succeed, whether it’s our free tutoring, helpful financial aid options, or connecting you with businesses for that great job. We are here to prepare you for quick entry into the workforce.

Financial Aid available to those who qualify.

Program length – 7 months

Reference:
1onetonline.org/link/summary/31-9092.00, retrieved 4/21/2020

 

The associate degree program includes training in office administration procedures, technology required in medical offices and x-ray imaging and techniques. 

Some of the courses included are:

Radiograph Imaging Protocols and Positioning
Radiographic Specialization and Positioning
Radiology and Imaging

Healthcare is experiencing exceptional growth and graduates of this program could be well prepared to take advantage of a variety of entry-level medical job opportunities, such as medical office administrative assistant or medical secretary.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Medical Assistants in the United States are expected to increase more than 23% between 2018 and 2028.1

1onetonline.org/link/summary/31-9092.00, retrieved 4/21/2020

Rockford, IL