Medical Assistant Certification Program
Advantage Career Institute
Full time, Part time
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At ACI Medical & Dental School, conveniently located in Eatontown, NJ, our Medical Assistant Certification program provides students with the skills and knowledge required to become certified medical assistants in just four months. Our students receive hands-on training with state-of-the-art medical equipment in our on-site laboratory.
ACI Medical & Dental School offers added value for our students that sets us apart from other programs. Some of the advanced features of our Medical Assistant Certification Program include:
NHA Certification. Students who successfully complete the Medical Assistant program will be certified through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) and prepared to work in various healthcare settings, including doctor's offices, clinics, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities assisting doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.
Secondary Certification Training. Our Medical Assistant Certification program includes training for EKG, phlebotomy, and patient care technician certifications.
Career Assistance. Our Career Assistance Program (CAP) is an important component of the Medical Assistant Certification Program. This comprehensive career readiness training program provides students with the strategies to make career planning a success and assist in reaching their employment goals after completing our Medical Assistant program.
Completing a 180-hour internship at a medical facility is a critical component of our student's education and career preparation. This important opportunity provides our students with the necessary skills and experience required in the medical field while building their resumes with our internship, students will get hands-on experience in a medical assistant's day-to-day responsibilities in real healthcare settings, including doctors' offices, clinics, and hospitals.
An integral member of any healthcare team, a certified Medical Assistant has a wide range of career opportunities and a growing job outlook. A medical assistant's job description varies depending on the healthcare facility and can include both administrative and clinical tasks. Some of the day-to-day responsibilities of a Medical Assistant include:
Assisting doctors in physical exams and minor surgeries;
Taking patients' vital signs, height, and weight measurements;
Updating patient electronic health records (EHR);
Sterilizing medical instruments and sanitizing examination rooms;
Performing EKGs and phlebotomy procedures;
Other clinical procedures as required by the medical facility;
A thorough understanding of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, medical law and ethics, and HIPAA regulations will be utilized throughout the Medical Assistant's typical day;
Front office procedures including answering phones and scheduling appointments.
Students who complete this program will be prepared for a wide variety of in-demand careers, including:
Certified Medical Assistant
Registered Medical Assistant (RMA)
Medical Office Assistant
Medical Lab Assistant
Lab Liaison Technician
Patient Service Technician (PST)