AS A MEDICAL ASSISTANT
Satisfy your passion for helping others with a challenging, yet highly rewarding career as a Medical Assistant. In just 9 months, you can realize your dreams for achievement and success. Our accelerated, highly targeted program provides you with the knowledge and hands-on skills to perform entry-level Medical Assistant services. The opportunities for growth and improvement are unlimited!
You will quickly gain the confidence to serve as a Medical Assistant in both clinical and administrative capacities. If you’ve had your sights set on a career with real meaning and excellent advancement potential, this is the program for you.
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Graduate in 9 Months
Reach your goals quicker with our accelerated training program.
If you don’t complete our course, you can retake it at no additional cost.
Get placed at local clinics, with complimentary resume and interview coaching.
WHAT DOES A MEDICAL ASSISTANT DO?
Medical Assistants are a very important part of the healthcare industry and are doctors right hand, and play a crucial role in helping physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other health practitioners maintain efficient, smooth-running offices. The administrative and clinical tasks they perform can vary, depending upon the size, location and specialization of the practice, but all of the roles are important and essential.
Medical Assisting is one of the nation’s fastest-growing careers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. ( 29% from 2016-2026 )
Medical Assistants perform a variety of clinical and administrative duties which include but is not limited to:
- Answering the telephone
- Scheduling appointments
- Making follow up calls
- Greeting patients
- Filling patients records
- Preparing patients for examination and taking their vitals
- Taking patients personal information, medical history
- Helping doctors in the examining room
- Drawing blood and performing basic laboratory tests
Medical Assistants can find employment at a variety of healthcare institutions, including:
- Physician’s offices
- Urgent Cares
PROGRAM QUICK FACTS (SUMMARY)
|Program Duration||36 weeks|
|Externship Duration||8 weeks|
|Program Tuition and Cost||$9,775|
|Required National Testing||None|
|Certification Awarded||Medical Assisting Diploma|
Certificate of Electrocardiographic
Certificate of Venipuncture
COURSES YOU WOULD TAKE FOR THIS PROGRAM
|AH100||Allied Health Intro||80 Hours|
|AA101||Administrative Assisting I||80 Hours|
|AA102||Administrative Assisting II||80 Hours|
|CA101||Clinical Assisting I||80 Hours|
|CA102||Clinical Assisting II||80 Hours|
|CA103||Clinical Assisting III||80 Hours|
|CA104||Clinical Assisting IV||80 Hours|
|CD100||Career Development (integrated)||4 Hours|
|MA200||Medical Assistant Externship||160 Hours|
ADD UP ALL THE BENEFITS
Once you consider all the ways you benefit from the NIU College experience, it’s an easy decision to make. Join our NIU family today!
- Lowest Tuition in town
- Small class size – 15 max vs. 30-40 at other colleges
- Weekday or Weekend classes available
- Excellent placement rate – with placement assistance
- Books, scrubs, stethoscope, pressure cuff, and all other lab materials included
- Refresher courses at no charge
- Resume writing and mock interview skills
- Community-oriented, family-style setting offering personal recognition
- NHA, NCCT approved testing site with in-house proctoring