If you’ve always been interested in the medical field but aren’t sure where to begin, a career as a medical assistant is a great start! MAs are vital members of a healthcare team; they perform many tasks that focus on quality patient care while assisting medical staff members with administrative and medical duties. To become a medical assistant, completion of a CMVC MA program is required. CompuMed Vocational’s MA Program and Courses assist students in reaching their goal of graduating and following professional steps to achieve medical assistant certification in Florida. If you want to help people and make a difference, continue exploring what you could learn in CMVC’s Medical Assistant Program and Courses.
CompuMed Vocational Careers' ASMA program prepares individuals seeking career advancement and increased employment opportunities in the medical field. The combination of the MA curriculum and the general education courses offered by Compu-Med Vocational Careers will enable the student to obtain an Associate of Science in Medical Assisting. Some of the classes provided to get a medical assistant degree include medical terminology, physical examination and vital signs, law and ethics, human anatomy, human growth and development, and more.
What You Will Learn
in this Program?
Learners enrolled in our program will have a medical assistant externship opportunity. During the externship, you will learn about medical assistant career opportunities and where you can work, such as local agencies, organizations, or companies. As an extern, you will have opportunities to form foundational relationships with medical field experts and form clinical experience.
Our Program duration is estimated to be approximately 45 weeks long, with 915 clock hours required. The MA program allows students to prepare for medical assistant job tasks while having an inside look at the medical field to assist students in gaining confidence about a healthcare career. If you’re excited to begin courses and earn a medical assistant certification, you may wonder about the specific classes and concepts you will cover. Here are a few primary course topics CMVC medical assistant professionals will teach students:
- Introductory level courses and lab activities: urinalysis, microbiology,
phlebotomy, radiology, electrocardiography and how they all relate to medical assistant
practices such as taking specimens, drawing blood, and lab testing.
- Administrative of Medication: Procedural requirements, electronic healthcare records, professionalism, and cultural sensitivity.
- Laws and Ethics: Pre-Employment Skills / Work Maturity: performing wound care, administering injections, assisting with exams and procedures.
- Computer Skills and Medical Office Procedures and more!
CMVC Medical Assistant
Previous academic experience is analyzed in the admissions process, and certain factors play a role in evaluating applicants. At CMVC, applicants should have a passion for learning and succeeding. You will be considered for admission if you are serious about achieving an education and have a strong desire to grow.
To qualify for enrollment into any program at CMVC, an applicant must meet the following requirements for admission:
Prospective students must be 18 or older or have proof of emancipation.
A prerequisite of a High School Diploma or recipient of an Equivalent (General Equivalency Diploma (GED). ** Please note that students with High School Diplomas from foreign, non-English speaking countries will be required to obtain an additional certified translation of the High School Diploma in English. The document must be a certified document stating that the translated diploma is equivalent to the High School level in the United States.
Students who attended an eligible program at a Title IV institution before July I, 2012, may use any of the ATB alternatives to become eligible for Title IV HEA student assistance.
Medical Assistant Job Outlook (BLS)
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), “Employment of
medical assistants is projected to grow 16 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the
average for all occupations. About 123,000 openings for medical assistants are projected
each year, on average, over the decade.
Having extra skills and certifications through a medical assistant program may allow more freedom in choosing the type of medical placement you desire.
Program Learning Outcomes
CMVC’s Medical Assistant graduates will leave the MA program with the
hands-on experience, clinical skills, and knowledge needed to embark on a gratifying career
in healthcare. The “real-world” approach may help students learn the knowledge and skills
needed while working in the medical field.
After the CMVC Medical Assistant Program, students will know how to:
- Perform effectively as an entry-level medical assistant
- Perform medical assistant administrative and laboratory procedures competently and safely within their scope of practice.
- Perform within legal and ethical boundaries in the scope of practice for Medical Assistants.
- Display professionalism and communicate effectively with clients and members of a health care team.
As a CMVC graduate, put what you learn into practice! Allow CMVC to help prepare you for your new career by enrolling in CMVC’s Medical Assistant Program.
Medical Assistant Program
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and fees vary among healthcare programs. You may discuss the payment with the Compu-Med Vocational Careers bursar's office. Payment plans may be offered along with financial aid options.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Medical Assisting program difficult?
The Medical Assisting program coursework may be challenging, but the instructors are there to help you navigate your way through it. Our instructors are industry qualified as well as experienced.
Can a medical assistant be a health coach?
Although a medical assistant provides basic health and nutrition guidance as part of their role working with patients, a health coach is a separate certification. Many of the areas of study needed to become a health coach are covered in the Medical Assistant program at CMVC.
Should I become a medical assistant?
The medical assisting field is one that is growing and changing rapidly. As the healthcare industry continues to evolve, so do the roles of medical assistants. Medical assisting jobs are available in hospitals, clinics, physicians' offices, and other healthcare facilities. Medical assistants are needed to perform administrative tasks as well as clinical duties such as taking vital signs and recording patient information in the medical record.
How long does it take to become a medical assistant?
The time it takes to become a medical assistant depends on the program you choose. Some schools offer courses that are part-time and can be completed in two years or less. Other programs are designed for students who want to complete their studies on a full-time basis.
What are the qualifications to be a medical assistant?
To become a medical assistant, you must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or equivalent and graduate an education program.
As a medical assistant, what exactly are your duties?
A medical assistant’s job is to assist medical professionals in various ways, including taking vital signs, recording patient information, preparing patients for exams and treatments, and helping them during their appointments.
Start Today at CMVC Medical Assistant Program!
The CMVC Medical Assistant Program includes coverage of the above topics and more! The best part is that it can be completed quickly,
as low as 45 weeks!
Be on the frontline of healthcare, where empathy, expertise, and professionalism are valued. Take the opportunity to educate yourself to care for patients and help assist with health concerns, and challenges patients may face.