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Medical Assistant Course

Begin a new career as a medical assistant and phlebotomist working in clinics and doctor’s offices
with our 10-week medical assistant training course
female taking a medical assistant course

Join the fastest growing professional field in the United States

$41,852 / yr

U.S. Median annual salary

16%

Expected 10-year job growth

123,000+

Open job positions in the U.S.

Statistics provided by the U.S. Department of Labor

NuCourse Institute students have a significant advantage in the job market – they can become Certified Medical Assistants (CCMAs) and Phlebotomy Technicians with absolute ease after completion of the program. With the comprehensive training provided by NuCourse Institute, students are well-prepared to sit for the CCMA certification exam and embark on fulfilling careers in healthcare. They can benefit from the favorable career outlook projected by the US Department of Labor; Medical Assistant jobs are the fastest-growing sector of the healthcare industry, and it’s a trend that will continue through 2027. As CCMA professionals, graduates of NuCourse Institute are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and credentials to thrive in this dynamic and rapidly expanding field.

What Does "CCMA" Stand For?

 

CCMA stands for “Certified Clinical Medical Assistant.” A Certified Clinical Medical Assistant is a healthcare professional who has completed training and certification to assist healthcare providers in clinical settings such as medical offices, clinics, or hospitals. They perform various clinical tasks under the supervision of physicians or other healthcare professionals, including taking vital signs, preparing patients for examinations, collecting specimens, administering medications (in some states), and assisting with minor medical procedures.

The Curriculum

We have divided our Medical Assistant Course into two parts, providing instruction on the essential elements of a medical assistant as well as comprehensive training in phlebotomy. By completing our 10-week course, you will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully take and pass the two national certification exams.

Part 1: Medical Assistant Training

Are you interested in becoming a Medical Assistant? Our medical assistant course offers you all the core Medical Assisting skills that you will need to succeed in this exciting field. With a certificate in CCMA, you will graduate fully prepared to work as a Medical Assistant immediately upon graduation. Our program emphasizes theoretical and practical knowledge, so you will gain a comprehensive understanding of medical assisting and hands-on experience that is vital for working in the medical field. Classes will consist of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on skills labs. Join us today and get started on your path to a rewarding career as a Medical Assistant.

 

A Key Asset In Healthcare

 

Medical assistants play a crucial role within the healthcare industry by stepping in to assist doctors and nurses in a multitude of ways. From administering injections to assisting in minor surgeries, they are instrumental in ensuring that patients receive the care they need. Not only are they skilled in carrying out medical procedures, but they also take on administrative tasks that help keep healthcare facilities running smoothly. Given their specialized skill set, it’s no wonder that medical assistants are in high demand across a variety of healthcare settings, from traditional doctor’s offices to more cutting-edge outpatient centers. Their dedication to helping patients and support of healthcare professionals make them a valuable asset to any healthcare team.

Part 2:
Phlebotomy Training

This additional training is included as part of our Medical Assistant class.

Certified Phlebotomy Technicians (CPT1) are the unsung heroes of modern medicine. These skilled individuals perform the delicate art of skin puncture and venipuncture blood collection with precision and care. As part of their job, they are responsible for ensuring that the proper amount of blood is taken and that all blood

samples are properly labeled. This requires a deep understanding of the order of draw and the appropriate equipment usage.

 

Skilled Professionals Bringing Comfort and Care

 

Additionally, Phlebotomists must verify the identity of patients or blood donors, label their blood, and enter their information into a database. But the responsibilities of a Phlebotomist go beyond just technical expertise; they must also be able to help calm nervous patients undergoing the blood drawing process, providing comfort and reassurance during an often difficult and stressful experience. All of this takes a special kind of person, and there is no more rewarding career path for those who possess the skills and empathy required to be a Phlebotomist.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The primary duties of a medical assistant include:

 

● Taking medical history

● Taking vital signs

● Preparing patients for tests and exams

● Assisting physicians during an exam

● Explaining medical procedures to patients

● Removing sutures

● Sterilizing medical instruments

● Calling in prescriptions

● Administering oral, topical, or intramuscular medications

The primary duties of a medical assistant include:

 

● Taking medical history

● Taking vital signs

● Preparing patients for tests and exams

● Assisting physicians during an exam

● Explaining medical procedures to patients

● Removing sutures

● Sterilizing medical instruments

● Calling in prescriptions

● Administering oral, topical, or intramuscular medications

Working as a medical assistant can provide a stable full-time job with the comfort of a regular 40-hour week. However, part-time, evening, or weekend shifts are also available for those who need a more flexible schedule. Not only does this flexibility cater to different lifestyles and schedules, but it also ensures that medical facilities can assist patients during non-traditional hours of operation. It takes dedication and passion to excel as a medical assistant, but it is a worthwhile and fulfilling career choice with flexible work hours.

Medical assisting can be a fulfilling and rewarding career, but just as with any profession, compensation varies depending on several factors. For medical assistants, location, work setting, and experience are critical components impacting their earning potential. For example, those working in major urban centers may earn higher salaries than those in rural areas due to demand and cost of living. Similarly, medical assistants in specialized fields, such as dermatology or cardiology, may earn more than those working in general practice. Finally, more experienced medical assistants can command higher pay through additional training, advanced certification programs, or simply through years of on-the-job experience.

Medical assisting is a unique profession that sets itself apart from other allied health professions. Unlike nursing assistants or patient care technicians, who typically have a narrow scope of work, medical assistants are versatile professionals trained in a broad range of tasks that encompass clinical, administrative, and laboratory duties. They have the ability to perform various duties, such as taking vital signs, recording medical histories, assisting with surgical procedures, and administering medications. Medical assistants contribute to the healthcare team and are often considered a jack of all trades. Their cross-training is what makes them indispensable in a healthcare setting.

Medical assistants have many job options thanks to the variety of medical facilities they can work in. Here are a few examples:

● Drug clinics

● Medical offices

● Outpatient facilities

● Surgical and operating centers

The three basic types of medical assistants are:

 

● Administrative medical assistants

● Clinical medical assistants

● General medical assistants

Here are a few qualities that make a good medical assistant:

 

● Excellent communication skills

● Compassionate

● Flexible and dexterity

● Reliability and honesty

● Meticulousness

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“Mi viaie ha sido transformador. El atento personal v el plan de estudios integral me proporcionaron una base sólida en asistencia médica. Pero lo que realmente destacó fue el sentido de comunidad v apovo. Nunca me sentí solo en mis estudios. No sólo estoy preparado para una carrera exitosa, sino que también estoy equipado con amistades duraderas.”