This is the career choice for those who will find higher rewards for their work as both a caring and valuable member of the medical team. Here is a position that rewards those for their know-how gained in 12 to 13 months. Medical Assistants will be in constant demand as our population ages and our medical care broadens. Best of all, you can gain a wonderful education at the Living Arts Institute that is both complete and affordable.
WHAT IS A MEDICAL ASSISTANT?
The Medical Assistant performs both administrative and clinical duties, usually under the supervision of a physician. Administrative duties may include: maintaining medical records, scheduling appointments, answering telephones, handling billing, ordering supplies and updating patient records. Clinical duties may include collecting and preparing laboratory specimens, sterilize medical instruments, taking medical histories, recording vital signs, drawing blood, and preparing patients for examination.
The Medical Assistant learns that he or she will always act as a responsible member of the medical team ... Including performing as a well spoken individual who can interact with people of all ages on a daily basis. This is a position that demands not only knowledge of anatomy, medical terminology, and procedures, but also good communication skills.
About the field
Growth means opportunity! Medical Assisting is a fast growing skill projected to grow more than 34 percent from 2008 to 2018", says the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A Medical Assistant is a highly trained health care professional who is usually a generalist and is a vastly, motivated individual who excels in administrative and clinical duties.
The program that’s unique
Our Medical Assistant classes in North Carolina provide professional development to those who will seek entry-level employment as a Medical Assistant qualified to work in doctors' offices, clinics and hospitals.
This program is built on essential knowledge pathways that include lecture and laboratory study plus a supervised externship experience. After completing this program, one will be able to educate patients about treatments, take blood, prepare patients for x-rays, take out sutures, and much more.
Below are the courses that will be taken at both of our medical assistant schools in North Carolina:
Introduction to Computer Applications
Medical Terminology I
Medical Terminology II
Medical Administrative Procedures
Medical Administrative Specialist Externship
Introduction to Pharmacology
Anatomy & Physiology I
Anatomy & Physiology II
Medical Theory & Technique I
Medical Theory & Technique II
Medical Theory & Technique III
Medical Theory & Technique IV
Pharmacology: Clinical Essentials
Medical Law, Liability & Ethics
Introduction to Medical Coding & Insurance
Claims Processing & Claims Management
Medical Assistant Externship
These courses can prepare you to obtain the hands-on essentials for success in the medical assisting career path. Students also can gain phlebotomy training and are able to graduate with the eligibility to take a professional certification examination.
The great thing about our medical assistant training in Raleigh and Winston-Salem at Living Arts College and Living Arts Institute is the variety of jobs you are exposed to. No more boring, same old things every day, not with medical assisting. You will be constantly working on different aspects of the medical field and being able to interact with people.
Another great thing about our medical assistant schools is their locations. The Winston-Salem school is less than an hour from Greensboro, and the Raleigh school is located only a half hour from Durham and an hour from Fayetteville.
This program is offered at the following locations:
Raleigh, North Carolina
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
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QUESTIONS YOU CAN USE
When can I begin school?
Most programs start every six weeks. Get a fast start, so you're ready to head for the job market with minimum delay. Rewards count when you can finish your day program in about a year.
Are evening classes available?
Yes, the school offers both day and evening classes to accommodate the busiest of lives.
How long will it take me to complete the program?
The normal completion of this program is 13 months for day students and 21 months for evening students.
How big are the classes?
Class size varies depending on the type of class being taught; but, usually limited to 16 students in laboratory environments and 24 students in lecture settings.
What does it cost?
There’s good news! Federal sponsored grant programs and varied loan programs are available for qualified students. A professional staff will help you gain access to a plan for preparing your time and budget. The goal … to make your education affordable.
What about accreditation?
The School is licensed by the North Carolina Community College System. The North Carolina Community College System is not an accrediting agency.
Living Arts Institute @ School of Communication Arts is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, 750 First Street NE, Suite 980, Washington, DC 20002-4241. The phone number is 202-336-6780.
The Medical Assistant diploma program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 1361 Park Street Clearwater, FL 33756 727/210-2350
The College is licensed by the North Carolina Community College System. The North Carolina Community College System is not an accrediting agency.
Living Arts College @ School of Communication Arts is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, 750 First Street NE, Suite 980, Washington, DC 20002-4241. The phone number is 202-336-6780.
What test or certification do I need?
While there is no industry specific employment requirement for medical assistant certification in NC, the school recommends that you seek certification and will even assist you in pursing certification upon graduation.
How do I know if becoming a Medical Assistant is right for me?
Do you like to help people and provide them the up-most care? Do you thrive on routine changes and helping wherever needed? Are you well organized and able to take direction? Then you are most certainly on your way to being successful in the Medical Assistant program. Once completed you will have what it takes to rise above the rest and obtain a successful career.