Medical Assistant Training in Allentown, PA
Do you enjoy working with other people as a valued member of a team? Are you fascinated with medicine and health? Are you detail-oriented and observant? If so, Medical Assistant training may be right for you.
McCann School of Business & Technology has been helping students in the Allentown, Bethlehem, Philadelphia, Wyomissing and Breinigsville areas gain the skills and credentials needed to start new careers. We offer an Associate in Specialized Business Degree in Medical Assisting that can be completed in as little as 18 months. You may be qualified for a number of exciting careers in the medical field.
What You’ll Learn in Our Medical Assisting Program
Our Medical Assisting program focuses on teaching students the knowledge and the skills that they will need when they leave school and enter the workforce. We offer classes from instructors that combine book and lecture-based learning with hands-on experience.
Our Medical Assisting programs offer a wide range of specialized classes, geared towards the skills that employers in the medical field are looking for. Here are just a few of the classes you will take during your Medical Assistant training:
- Integumentary, Skeletal, Muscular, and Gastrointestinal Systems: Students will undertake a system-by-system anatomical study of the human body and basic principles of physiology. This course will cover the structure; functions; and conditions/diseases of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and gastrointestinal systems. In addition, the medical terminology applicable to these body systems will be addressed, with emphasis on word construction, proper usage, and acceptable medical abbreviations.
- Allied Health Orientation: This course will introduce allied health students to various roles of medical professionals. Student will be trained in scope of practice, legal and ethical responsibilities, and governmental compliance required within allied health professions.
Extern and Medical Review: The course provides students with the opportunity to practice administrative and clinical skills in a suitable physician’s office or ambulatory health care facility under the supervision of the practicum coordinator and site preceptor. You’ll also prepare for and review information on the national certification exam.
To learn additional details about the courses we offer, please download our Course Catalog.
Careers in Medical Assisting
People with Medical Assistant training can work in doctors’ offices, medical offices, hospitals and insurance companies. You will use your knowledge of technology, medicine and the human body to help people in a variety of ways. One of the faster growing fields, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2022, the need for Medical Assistants will grow 29%.*
Once you complete your Medical Assisting classes, you could start work as a Medical Assistant:
Doctors can’t do everything, which is why they rely on competent Medical Assistants to help them. Medical Assistants ensure that patients receive the care they need, as well as scheduling appointments, performing billing and coding and maintaining medical records.
Start Our Medical Assisting Program Today
Our Medical Assisting program in Allentown, PA will give you the expertise and the confidence that you need to find the perfect career for you. We will help you every step of the way. Start your future today by calling us at 866.865.8065 or click here to request more information.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Medical Assistants,
on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm (visited May 21, 2015).