Medical Assistant Training | Healthcare Career Tips

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Medical assistants are one of the first people that will greet a patient, schedule appointments, and file medical records. Pursuing a career as a medical assistant entails a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities. Successful medical assistants are typically group-oriented, passionate and have great communication skills. If you decide to further your education in the medical field but would rather not find yourself in an operation room, seeking out medical assistant training could be the right move for you.

If learning about any of the following skills and procedures sounds rewarding and exciting, consider becoming a medical assistant today. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • – Scheduling
  • – Maintaining medical records and billing information
  • – Preparing patients for examination
  • – Taking and recording vital signs
  • – Drawing blood, giving injections
  • – Performing EKGs and CPR
  • – Helping physicians with patient examinations

The objective of Eastwick College’s Medical Assisting Science program is to train and prepare the individual for an exciting career in the healthcare field as a medical assistant, medical office manager or even a medical secretary. Other opportunities could be available after successful completion of the medical assistant training program since students can earn a certificate in medical assisting working as a phlebotomist, ECG technician, patient care technician or a unit secretary.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the projected change in employment from 2016 until 2026 is 29 percent. This is much faster than the average growth rate for all occupations which is only 7 percent. In the NY/NJ metro area, the annual mean wage for a medical assistant is $36,250.

Learn more about Eastwick College’s Medical Assistant Certification today!