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Medical Assistant

Working the front lines of patient care

Did you know that today there are more people than ever who require health care services? This means that there are more career opportunities in the health care industry than ever before.

Medical Assistants are trained allied health care workers who perform routine tasks and procedures to support the work of physicians and other health care professionals.

Learn how you can become a Medical Assistant and start working alongside physicians, registered nurses and other health care professionals in a clinic, physicians' office or other health care facility.

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Graduates of the Medical Assistant program routinely find entry-level positions working in health care offices and facilities, including private medical offices, clinics, hospitals, public health organizations, and other health care related organizations.

Medical Assistants typically perform the following tasks:

  • Scheduling patient appointments
  • Preparing patients for exams
  • Recording patient history and personal information
  • Measuring vital signs, such as blood pressure
  • Assisting physicians with patient examinations
  • Prepping instruments for doctors
  • Giving patients injections or medications as directed by the physician and as permitted by state law
  • Preparing patient samples for laboratory tests

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