Medical Assistants combine their clinical and administrative skills for careers in physician’s offices, specialty practices, urgent care clinics, or other healthcare facilities. They’re usually the person that helps the patient feel comfortable before the doctor comes in for the appointment and performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to help the patients feel better.
Examples of administrative and clinical responsibilities for Medical Assistants:
- Schedule patient appointments
- Measure Vital Signs
- Take the medical history and update electronic health records
- Take the patient’s medical history and update it in the Electronic Medical Records
- Provide patient education and prepare patients for examinations
- Assist the provider during examinations
- Collect and process laboratory specimens
- Perform electrocardiograms
- Remove sutures, change dressings, perform first aid
- Calculate, prepare, and administer medications as ordered by the provider
- Perform phlebotomy (draw blood)
- Coordinate referrals, hospital admissions, and surgical procedures as ordered by the provider
- Create insurance claims and perform billing processes
Earn your Medical Assistant Certification in as little as 10 months!
Community Care College is the only Medical Assistant program in the Tulsa area accredited by ABHES. Our graduates are able to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant or CMA (AAMA) Examination. The CMA is nationally recognized as the “gold standard of Medical Assisting certifications” and allows the recipient to work anywhere in the United States without having to attain additional education, licensure, or credential in another state.
*Graduates of the online program are eligible to sit for the RMA, not the CMA