What is a Certified Medical Assistant?
Certified medical assistants work in physicians’ offices, clinics, hospitals, or other healthcare facilities. They are responsible for performing physician support services that help ensure medical facilities run smoothly. Certified medical assistants may work in a clerical, administrative, or clinical capacity, and may even be asked to perform many specialized tasks.
Medical assisting is one of the fastest growing careers in healthcare. The field is very competitive which is why many institutions are hiring Certified Medical Assistants only (CMAs). Though not all CMA programs are the same. RCI is an ABHES accredited school and provides one of the best CMA training programs in the industry. Graduating with CMA credentials shows prospective employers that you have met the rigorous standards of working as professional in this field.
MA COURSE DETAILS
The RCI Medical Assistant Program is a 900-hour / 36-week comprehensive program. Upon successful completion of the 740 hours / 32 weeks of didactic/theory and practical/lab classes, students will complete 160 hours / 4 weeks in a clinical externship where they would apply the knowledge learned in the classroom setup. Graduates will be prepared for both front and back office medical assisting duties.
Unique to RCI students only is our 3-In-1 course bundle option. This bundle combines your Medical Assistant Certificate with a Phlebotomy and EKG Certificate. 3 certificates for the price of 1. This is our most popular course as it prepares each graduating student with a broad skillset. Students who take this bundle will have the option to include the State and Nationally Certified Phlebotomy training course and a National Electrocardiograph with Intro Holter Monitor training concurrently. Successful completion of RCI's 3-In-1 program awards the student with all three state & nationally recognized certificates in Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy (CPT1), and EKG.
RCI's MA program will prepare the students to become multi-skilled professionals dedicated to assisting in patient care management. These health care professionals will perform administrative and clinical duties and may manage emergency situations, facilities, and/or personnel. Medical Assistants will work in physicians' offices, clinics, hospitals and other medical facilities under the supervision of a physician.
RCI helped me secure the training I needed in Medical Assisting but what made the difference was the great staff and instructor. They were always warm and welcoming. Even though it was only a few months I got to know them and they really took care of me. Even the Financial Aid department help me thru the Financial Aid process.
- Alice L.
YOU WILL LEARN
- Administrative Duties
- Medical/Financial Records Management, Medical Insurance
- Medical Report Transcription
- Patient Appointment Scheduling
- Preparation of Patients for Examination
- Assisting in Minor Surgery
- Giving Injections
- ...and much more!
- Students must be at least 18 years of age
- High School Diploma or GED Equivalent