Are you the type of person who enjoys helping people? Are you fascinated by the advances in 21st century medicine? If you are, you could join the ranks of thousands of skilled Medical Assistants across the country. Every day, Medical Assistants help improve the lives of those around them by providing critical medical and administrative duties in medical offices. These healthcare professionals not only help others, but they help themselves by working in comfortable, secure and friendly environments.
Meridian College offers hands–on Medical Assistant training from experienced faculty who know how to prepare you for the daily challenges you’ll face on the job. From assisting doctors with patients to important administrative tasks, our experienced teachers will train you for a rewarding new career.
Your Medical Assistant training will focus on:
- Examination room procedures
- Obtaining vital signs and medical histories
- Performing routine laboratory procedures
- Sterilizing and maintaining equipment
- Proper techniques for administering medications as directed by a physician
- Various administrative duties
Graduates of the Medical Assisting Associate degree program will have the skills necessary to work in the following fields:
- ECG technicians
- Hospital ward clerks
- Doctor’s Office Medical Assistant
- Hospital admissions assistants
- Chiropractic assistants
- Plus more
Graduates of the program are also eligible to take a certification test to become a Registered Medical Assistant.
In addition to receiving training from instructors with real-world experience, you will also complete an externship in a physician’s office, clinic or related healthcare facility under the supervision of a physician, nurse or health services professional to further develop your skills. Now is the perfect time to enroll in Medical Assistant training! According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Medical Assistant jobs are expected to grow by 34% through 2018.*
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Meridian College cannot guarantee employment or a minimum starting salary upon graduation; however, placement assistance is available upon successful completion of the selected program of study.
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Prepare to make a difference in people’s lives every day. Apply for an Associate of Science in Medical Assisting from Meridian College today!