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. Students may also achieve exam eligibility for third-party professional certification. 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
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Learn About Medical Assisting
What is a Medical Assistant?
Medical Assistants 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.
Working in clean, well-lit environments, Medical Assistants interact with a variety of people throughout the day while handling numerous responsibilities – so that every day is busy and rewarding. Though most Medical Assistants work a 40-hour week, there are opportunities to work part-time, weekends or evenings.
Job Opportunities for Medical Assisting
Look at all the possibilities for good, steady employment in a desirable, growing field. With a diploma in Medical Assisting, you have many attractive choices.
- Medical Assistant
- Clinical Medical Assistant
- Back Office Medical Assistant
- Administrative Medical Assistant
- Front Office Medical Assistant
- Medical Office Clerk
- Medical Secretary
- Medical Receptionist
What You Need to Know about the Medical Assisting Program at NIU College
|Program Duration||36 weeks|
|Externship Duration||8 weeks|
|Cost of Required Books, Scrubs, and other Materials||Included|
|Program Schedule||M-F 8a-12p; or, 1-5p; or, 6-10p|
|Completion Document Awarded||Certificate in Medical Assisting|
Courses for the Medical Assisting 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)|