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How to Become a Professional Medical Assistant

Category(ies): Professional Medical Assistant, Student Life

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Do you ever wonder how you can work in a more fulfilling or exciting profession? Becoming a professional medical assistant may give you the satisfaction you desire in a career. Professional medical assistants are vital to the everyday functions of a medical office. They are active workers who provide assistance to doctors and nurse practitioners. Their duties include explaining procedures to patients, preparing exam rooms, arranging for hospital admissions, scheduling patient appointments, administering EKGs, checking vital signs, and performing phlebotomy tasks, among other duties.

Many medical assistants enjoy this career path because it offers them the chance to communicate with patients of diverse backgrounds and, depending where you work, diffrent age groups. They enjoy staying active and knowing they are helping to comfort and support patients with a mixture of clinical, clerical, and administrative office roles.

Becoming a Professional Medical Assistant at the Salter School

At the Salter School, you can apply to become a professional medical assistant. Our program requires 900 hours of coursework. Day courses are offered and may be completed in 37.5 weeks, while the evening classes take just over a year. You could get out into the workforce pretty quickly!

Training to become a professional medical assistant can give you the opportunity to become engaged with the well-being of others in your community. Our program offers a mixture of lectures and labs that can give students opportunities to learn various tasks required of medical assistants. Students can gain real world experience at the end of their program by entering an externship at a local healthcare facility. After students complete the program, they may be prepared to work in a variety of settings like doctor’s offices, hospitals, outpatient care clinics, or offices of other healthcare providers.

Our Professional Medical Assistant training courses

Enrollment in our program allows you become multi-skilled in the field of healthcare. Our courses feature administrative, clerical, and clinical instruction so that you have the chance to become a qualified and successful caregiver for patients.

Students take courses that include Anatomy and Physiology, Computerized Billing, Clinical Procedures, Medical Law and Ethics, Pharmacology and more. We also offer career development classes such as Professionalism and an Intro to Word Processing. These courses can help you develop ways to think critically and how to maintain a healthy and safe environment for your patients.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook projects a 23% increase in medical assistant employment from 2014-2024. The growth is expected due to the aging baby boomer generation who will increasingly need preventative medical services, among other types of care. 

Apply to Medical Assistant School

Does this career pique your curiosity? If so, then consider applying to our professional medical assistant program today. You can fill out a form online or learn more information by contacting us at your earliest convenience. Keep in mind, the Salter School requires that our students have a high school diploma or GED.

After you enroll, you can make use of our Career Services Department where our Career Advisors can even help connect you with local job opportunities. As you conduct your professional job search, you may even ask them for help writing your resume and practicing your interview skills. Why not enroll in a school that offers you so many resources?

Consider the Salter School and the opportunities it aims to give our students. Our professional medical assistant program is offered at our three campuses in Fall River, Tewksbury, and Malden, MA.

What are you waiting for? Contact us today to jump start your path to a new and exciting career in healthcare!
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