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What is a Medical Assistant?
Medical assistants assist physicians in the performance of patient care, examination, and documentation. Medical Assistants perform a variety of tasks in the medical office, including but not limited to:
- Vital sign measurement
- Obtain and record patient medical history
- Medication administration
- Specimen collection and testing procedures
- Phlebotomy procedures
- Perform electrocardiograms (ECG) and other cardiac procedures
- Assist with minor surgery
- Perform basic wound care
- Rendering emergency first aid as needed
- Basic medical coding and billing
- Patient scheduling
- Answering and directing patient phone calls
- Maintaining electronic medical records
Why Become a Medical Assistant?
Medical Assisting is a rewarding career that offers both flexibility and stability. This job is in high demand, with the projected growth reaching 29% by 2022.
RCC's Medical Assistant program offers certification for three exams through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) as part of our nine month program: Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA), Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT), Certified ECG Technician (CET).
Click here to view the Medical Assistant Program Map.