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Why Medical Assistant Training at PSMTHC?
This program is designed to prepare students for a broad spectrum of entry-level positions in the Medical Assistant field. The student will learn the clinical as well as the administrative aspects of medical assisting. The students will gain lab & clinical competencies, including phlebotomy techniques, 12 lead EKG procedures, specimen collection, infection control & safety measures, vital signs, and assisting with minor office surgery and physical exams. The students will gain administrative competencies in medical bookkeeping, medical insurance billing & coding, medical records, medical office software, and medical office ethics. The students will study appropriate anatomy & physiology, and medical terminology. The student will be able to perform injections, and master basic dosage calculations. The externship is designed to enhance the skills learned in the classroom by allowing the student first hand experience in a medical office environment as part of the curriculum.
Facilities such as clinics, physician’s offices and laboratories are among the many employment opportunities for medical assistants. Students completing this program can work in various aspects of the field such as Clinical Assistant, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, Lab Assistant, Medical Records, Personal Care Attendant, Medical Receptionist, Medical Secretary, and Medical Assistant. Medical Assistants can work in a variety of different settings including but not limited to: physicians’ offices, clinics, labs, hospitals, hospices and retirement homes.