Medical Assistant Training at NCE
National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
Why train to be a Medical Assistant?
The United States is experiencing an increasing demand for Allied Health Professionals such as Medical Assistants! With an aging population, increasing life expectancies, and more people than ever before with health insurance, the Healthcare industry is booming, and it depends upon Allied Health Professionals to keep it moving. As a Medical Assistant you can become a valuable member of the healthcare profession, working with and alongside doctors to treat and take care of patients in need. Medical Assisting is a career that requires heart and deep compassion; it is a challenging career but very rewarding. If you think you would enjoy helping others, then you deserve to learn more about becoming a Medical Assistant.
What does a Medical Assistant do?
Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. Medical Assistants perform an assortment of clinical and clerical duties, including routine tasks and procedures such as measuring patients’ vital signs, administering medications and injections, recording information in medical recordkeeping systems, preparing and handling medical instruments and supplies, and collecting and preparing specimens of bodily fluids and tissues for laboratory testing. Administrative duties include answering telephones, greeting patients, updating and filing patients’ medical records, filling out insurance forms, handling correspondence, scheduling appointments, arranging for hospital admission and laboratory services, and handling billing and bookkeeping. Medical Assistants also act as a patient coordinator by providing a means of communication between patients, doctors and other health care providers.
Where can Medical Assistants work?
Medical Assistants work in clinics, hospitals and private labs. Allied Health Professionals, including Medical Assistants, work in every town, every city, and every part of the country.
What is the job outlook for Medical Assistants?
The Healthcare industry in the United States is booming! According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. This growth will add about 2.4 million new jobs, more than are projected for any of the other occupational groups. This growth is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for healthcare services and the professionals that provide them.
Why train to be a Medical Assistant at NCE?
NCE’s Medical Assistant program trains students to fill a variety of positions in the medical field, including as a Medical Assistant, a Clinical or Administrative Assistant and a Medical Receptionist. NCE’s program provides hands-on training so that students may practice in real life situations, rather than learning just from textbooks. NCE students learn to perform basic laboratory procedures, as well as how to assist physicians in medical office examinations. NCE graduates are also prepared to work in the front office of a medical office, performing administrative duties such as bookkeeping, record management, appointment scheduling, insurance, and medical practice management.
NCE graduates will be prepared to obtain the National Healthcareer Association Certification from the NHA.
If you are considering a career in which you can help others and be proud of what you do, Medical Assisting may be the choice for you. With NCE’s Medical Assistant program, you will be completely prepared to begin your career as a Medical Assistant!
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