Earn Your Medical Assisting Associate in Occupational Studies in Monroe, Louisiana and Begin a Healthcare Career
If you enjoy working with technology, are a people person and are interested in a career in healthcare, our Medical Assisting program could help you start a rewarding new career.
Medical Assistants combine their knowledge of medical terminology and complex office software into a successful and sought-after career. These skills are so in demand that the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the demand for Medical Assistants will increase by 29% by the year 2022*.
At McCann School of Business & Technology, you too can receive the training you need to start a career in this growing field. In as little as 18 months, you can earn an Associate in Occupational Studies by completing our Medical Assisting program and gain the skills needed to start or improve your career.
We’ve helped students from all over the Monroe, Bastrop, Ruston, Winnsboro, Calhoun, Farmerville and Rayville areas of Louisiana start new careers, so read on to learn how we can help you achieve your career goals.
Plus, with Hybrid track training, you’ll benefit from online and on-campus experiences. You’ll have multiple learning options like video, audio and text-based lessons, plus interactive discussion groups and faculty and staff keep you engaged and on track. Most of your coursework takes place online, using the latest in digital textbooks and featuring a variety of training modules. Then, just a few hours each week, you’ll be at the campus to receive face-to-face time with qualified faculty and obtain the hands-on training essential for your program area. It’s the best of online and on-campus training, combined.
Why Complete Your Medical Assisting Training at McCann?
The Medical Assisting program offered at McCann School of Business & Technology will provide you with a unique combination of classroom lectures and hands-on training. In our computer labs you’ll learn the administrative skills and software knowledge necessary to enter and succeed in your new position.
To gain a better understanding of what you will learn during your training, here are a few of the courses you’ll take in our Medical Assisting program:
Pathology: The course examines the disease process for all body systems as well as how each disease process affects the body as a whole. Student will learn proper methods to successfully educate patients and their family members on the disease process, prevention and health maintenance.
Clinical Specialties: This competency based course teaches the skills necessary to perform selected diagnostic procedures used in general medicine and specialty physician offices to include assisting with surgical procedures, specialty examination, medication administration, allergy testing, electrocardiography, respiratory testing, wound care, catheterization and assisting patients prepare for diagnostic imaging studies. Risk management, HIPAA, infection control, safety and blood borne pathogen precautions are stressed.
Clinical Capstone: This course encompasses the elements necessary for the medical assistant to operate in emergent situations including CPR and first aid. This class also provides the student the opportunity to review and perfect skills necessary for externship in the medical office. This review offers the student time and instruction to convert weaknesses into strengths prior to externship.
For additional information on our Medical Assisting program, including class descriptions and program start dates, download our course catalog.
What Careers are Available with Medical Assisting from McCann?
When you complete the Medical Assisting program offered at McCann School of Business & Technology you’ll have the training to pursue a career like:
As a Medical Assistant, you will provide patient care alongside a medical team including doctors, surgeons and nurses. You’ll take medical histories, prepare patients for procedures and schedule follow-up visits.
McCann Can Help Jumpstart Your Career!
If you’re looking a Medical Assisting program in Monroe, LA, McCann School of Business & Technology is a great place to complete your education. Give us a call us at 866.865.8065 to get started today or click here to request more information on our career training programs.*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.