Why Become a Certified Medical Assistant?
Unlock Greater Job Opportunities: In today’s competitive job market, employers seek candidates with the skills and credentials to excel. By becoming a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), you’ll distinguish yourself and position as a top candidate for medical assistant positions.
Increase Your Earning Potential: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, certified medical assistants earn higher salaries than their non-certified counterparts. Certification opens doors to higher earning potential and empowers you to negotiate better compensation.
Continued Professional Development: Certification provides opportunities for continuing education and professional growth. Stay updated with the latest industry trends and best practices, and position yourself for career advancement. Prepare for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA), Certified Phlebotomy (CPT), and Certified Electrocardiograph (CET) Certification exams, as well as CPR and First Aid Certifications, and start your healthcare career with valuable credentials.
Experience Personal Satisfaction: Achieving certification brings a sense of accomplishment and pride in your profession. Meeting the standards set by a recognized organization boosts your confidence and enhances job satisfaction.
Industry Recognition: CMAs are highly regarded by industry organizations and healthcare providers as skilled professionals dedicated to delivering quality care. Certification provides credibility and respect within the industry, paving the way for a successful career as a medical assistant.
Position Yourself for a Successful Career: Becoming a certified medical assistant positions you for a rewarding career in the healthcare industry. At Genesis College, we are dedicated to providing quality education and training that prepares you for certification and success in your chosen path.
Medical Assistant (MA) Program
Program Objective: Our program aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and training necessary for professional certification and entry into the healthcare system as competent and compassionate entry-level medical assistants. Key knowledge domains include cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior).
What You’ll Learn
- Vital sign assessment for patients of all ages, including blood pressure, temperature, pulse, pulse oximetry, and respirations. You’ll also master the art of taking comprehensive medical histories to gather vital patient information.
- Assisting physicians with physical exams and minor office procedures, such as patient positioning and preparation for various medical procedures.
- Comprehensive training in basic first aid and CPR, ensuring you possess essential life-saving skills.
- Preparing and administering oral and injectable medications as per provider orders, guaranteeing accurate and timely treatment administration.
- Familiarity with common medical abbreviations, terminology, and an introduction to medical technology and informatics.
- Understanding the ethical and legal responsibilities associated with working in healthcare, enabling you to navigate challenging situations with professionalism and integrity.
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Medical Assistant Program FAQs
What is a Medical Assistant?
Medical Assistants (MA) are an important part of the healthcare team. MA performs a variety of both administrative and clinical task; ensuring that the physician’s office operates efficiently and that every patient receives the best quality of care.
Medical assisting is one of the fastest-growing career tracks in the Allied Health community.
More and more jobs are becoming available to medical assistants, but they are also becoming more competitive. This has led many to become a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) to set them apart from other applicants.
What responsibilities do medical assistants perform?
Clean and sterilize instruments and dispose of contaminated supplies.
Record patients’ medical history, vital statistics, or information such as test results in medical records.
Explain treatment procedures, medications, diets, or physicians’ instructions to patients.
Prepare treatment rooms for patient examinations, keeping the rooms neat and clean.
Where do medical assistants work?
Medical assistants work alongside nurses and physicians in ambulatory care facilities, such as medical offices and clinics.
What Certification will you receive upon completion?
Upon completion of our program, you’ll be prepared to take the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA), Certified Phlebotomy (CPT) and Certified Electrocardiograph (CET) Certification exams, CPR, Blood-Borne Pathogen Certification and First Aid Certifications and begin your career with valuable credentials to work in healthcare.
How long does it take to complete Genesis College Medical Assistant Program?
You can earn your Medical Assistant certification in 12-13 months.
What is the job outlook for medical assistants?
The job outlook for medical assistants is positive, with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting a 19% growth in employment from 2019 to 2029. Medical assistants can find employment in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, clinics, and physician offices.
What is the cost for the Medical Assistant (MA) Program?
The total cost of our 13-month Medical Assistant Program is $10,777.04 (taxes included). These program fees not only cover the tuition itself, but additionally NHA CCMA/CET/CPT Certification Exams and books. Payment plans are available. Should you have any questions, please consult our Accounting Department. We’re here to support you as you invest in your future!