Have you ever considered becoming a medical assistant? What is the first question that comes to your mind? How do I afford it? Where is a good school? How do I know if I’ll like it? Can I get a job when I’m finished and is the school accredited? Great questions, all. We have the answers here at Phlebotomy Career Training. Did you know that we have been training medical assistants, graduating medical assistants and help them get jobs for over 11 years? Yes, it’s true? Even better, our program is 7 weeks long. Now that may sound surprising, but we are the masters of teaching. In the truest since, we know how to impart knowledge, provide intensive hands on training and take the students to a real clinical site where they will actually apply their knowledge, by taking a history and physical of a real patient. Remember when you learned how to drive? How long did you spend in the classroom before you got behind the wheel? Not long, right? Learning any new skill requires hands on practice. Students can learn a lot of information in a short period of time when they have to apply their new found skills.
Speaking of which, do you know what a medical assistant does for his or her job? Well, depending on where the medical assistant works, they many do some of the following; take temperatures, blood pressures, height, weight, history, perform physical examination, administer injections, such as flu shots, vaccinations, administer breathing treatments, centrifuge blood specimens, draw blood, run diagnostic equipment such as electrocardiogram machines, echo-cardiograms, fetal heart monitors, assist in pap-spears, minor surgical procedures, apply splints and casting and much much more.
If this type of job sounds like it may be appealing for you then you should learn as much as you can about the profession. Most hospitals in Michigan and across the United States prefer that their medical assistants pass a national exam. These exams are also offered at our school. Such accrediting exams include the AMCA, NCCT and the NHA. Each of these accredited exams are accepted and most of the time the medical assistants salary will increase upon successful completion of the exam. Phlebotomy Career Training not only offers these exams, but students can also test at the school where they trained.
Students taking the medical assistant exam through Phlebotomy Career Training have a 98% pass rate. The benefit of the national exam is to provide the employer the proof that the student has achieved a higher level of recognition from a nationally accredited organization. The student can also feel proud that they were able to achieve a higher level of recognition. National certification typically has to be renewed every two years. The student does not have to take an exam again, but they must complete what is known as continuing education credits. Most of the time the organization will provide these continuing education credits for a nominal fee to the student prior to renewing their credentials.
Phlebotomy Career Training helps place students in clinical rotations as well as helping with job assistance.