Clinical medical assistants are skilled multitaskers who help to maximize the productivity of the healthcare team. To stand out in this high-demand field, you need a specialized skill set and certification. This National Healthcareer Association-certified course will train you for an entry-level position as a clinical medical assistant and prepare you for the certification exam.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job market for medical assistants will grow 16% through 2031, with 123,000 job openings projected each year. This online medical assistant certificate course will prepare you for positions working alongside medical providers performing clinical duties. These can include documenting medical history, measuring vital signs, assisting with exams and minor surgeries, performing laboratory testing, maintaining equipment and supplies, administering injections, obtaining blood specimens, and more.
This online medical assistant course also includes the opportunity to become CPR certified and participate in an unpaid clinical experience. Because employers recognize that certified medical assistants deliver greater value, successful completion of this medical assistant training program will prepare you to sit for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national certification exam offered by National Healthcareer Association (NHA). However, please research your state's requirements by visiting your state's Medical Board site prior to enrolling to ensure this course is the right fit for you. Students intending to work in Washington state may be required to provide or request an official transcript from the school they are enrolled with to qualify for employment as a Medical Assistant – Certified.
The course also includes an opportunity to participate in clinical experience.
Disclaimer: To qualify for the clinical experience application process, students must successfully complete the online course and have account balances up to date (at a minimum). Going through the clinical experience application process does not guarantee a placement. However, affiliated partnerships increase the likelihood of finding a site that matches student needs. COVID-19 may be affecting the capacity of availability in your area. Students can begin researching the steps of the application process two weeks prior to completing their courses. Please note that students in Washington state will be required to participate in a 180-hour clinical experience to qualify for employment as a Medical Assistant – Certified.