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Medical Assistant Certificate
Posted By sbaletsa On June 22, 2009 @ 10:55 am In | Comments Disabled
Medical assisting is one of the nation’s fastest growing careers, and job opportunities are plentiful. A career as a medical assistant is for you if you would like to combine working with patients with administrative duties.
Medical assistants have a great amount of variety in their jobs and perform such functions as answering phones, scheduling appointments, and updating and filing patient medical records as well as taking medical histories and vital signs, drawing blood, and assisting the physician with procedures.
At NECC, the Medical Assistant Certificate includes classroom theory and clinical practice to prepare you for patient care management, administrative and supervisory functions. Graduates from this program will demonstrate effective communication skills, adhere to ethical and legal standards of medical practice, recognize and respond to emergencies, and demonstrate professional characteristics.
The Medical Assistant Certificate is available in the current day program or in the evening iHealth option. Upon completion of the program, you will be qualified to take the national certification exam for medical assistants administered by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).
Graduates will be able to pursue many career paths. Medical assistants work in a variety of healthcare settings including physician offices, outpatient care facilities, hospitals, clinics, nursing care facilities, and other healthcare facilities. Job opportunities are excellent and expected to continue to grow.
The Medical Assistant Certificate at NECC is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (http://www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants Endowment (CRB-AAMAE).
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