One of the fastest growing medical-related fields in the country, Medical Assisting instruction combines skills for both the office environment and the medical setting. Multi-skilled health care professionals emerge from this program with skills in clinical and lab procedures as well as in administering office management.
The Medical Assisting program is perfect for students who want to work in the field of medicine. A successful candidate should enjoy biology and other sciences and have a knack for computer technology. They should possess excellent people skills. Medical assistants help the doctor’s office run more efficiently in both the administrative and clinical areas.
Medical Assisting is set apart from other medical curriculums in that students learn both administrative and clinical work. They receive instruction in everything from scheduling appointments, coding and processing insurance accounts, billing, collections, computer operations; assisting with examinations/treatments, performing routine laboratory procedures, electrocardiography, and administering medications.
More than just book work, this curriculum offers hands-on learning activities in a simulated clinical environment. Designed with team effort in mind, this program creates an environment where students learn from each other.
In addition to classroom hours, students complete a 240-hour clinical practicum to be eligible for graduation. This practicum experience is one of the most beneficial components of the Medical Assisting curriculum.
Employment opportunities include physician’s offices, health maintenance organizations, health departments, and hospitals.
The Medical Assisting program at SCC has a job placement rate of 71% for the 2018 graduates. The exam passage rate for the 2018 graduates is 66%.
Associate of Applied Science Degree - Medical Assisting
Diploma - Medical Assisting
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