Medical Assistant
General Description
Medical assistants are the true generalists of the health care profession. Medical assistants are versatile because they have been trained to do a little bit of everything.

Certified medical assistants communicate daily with doctors, nurses, billing staff, insurance representatives and pharmacists. Medical assistants also interact frequently with patients and must be able to make them comfortable, explain physicians' instructions about medications and diets, and protect the confidentiality of their medical information.
Length of Program:
6 months
As a Medical Assistant you will:
Clinical TasksAdministrative Tasks
- Obtain Medical History- Greet Patients
- Measure Vital Signs- Schedule appointments
- Draw Blood- Operate the computer
- Clean wounds and change dressings- Update and file medical records
- Prepare lab specimens and perform lab tests- Fill out insurance forms
- Dispose of contaminated supplies- Stock supplies
- Sterilize Medical Instruments- Billing and Bookkeeping
Schedule of Classes:
*** New sessions starting every month ***
Employment Opportunities:
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the health care industry is one of the fastest growing industies. Health care is estimated to create 3 million new wage and salay jobs by 2016 ... Read more.
Where I can work:
Medical Assistants work in a variety of medical settings but most work in offices of physicians. Others work in public and private hospitals, inpatient and outpatient facilities as well as nursing and residential care facilities.
How much I will make:
Clinical Medical Assistants in the Washington DC Metro area earn $15-$24 per hour depending on experience and setting.

Administrative Medical Assistants in the Washington DC Metro area earn $13-$19 per hour depending on experience and setting.

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