Medical Assistant Training in Erie

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Would you enjoy a career that offers variety as well as security? Medical Assisting, a fast-growing field that offers employment in a medical office or clinic and requires you to be good with people and to have multiple skills in the healthcare field.

IMBC Erie’s Medical Assistant training program will teach you to perform administrative, general office and clinical duties. In this field you may be asked to greet patients, complete forms and maintain patient files, schedule appointments. Clinical duties include taking medical histories and vital signs, explaining procedures, preparing patients for examination, helping the medical professional during procedures, collecting lab work, preparing and administering medications as directed by the professional, authorizing pharmacies to fill prescriptions, drawing blood, performing diagnostic tests, removing sutures or staples, changing dressings, and managing equipment.

We will also show you how to find and keep a job through interviewing skills, human relations, resume preparation, team building, professional appearance and behavior, workplace dynamics and ethics, and development of good work habits.

Medical Assistant students at IMBC participate in a medical internship, which lets you practice what you’ve learned in the classroom in a medical office under professional supervision.

When you graduate from this Medical Assistant training program, you will be eligible to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Exam through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), or the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) exam given by the American Medical Technologist (AMT).

Students are encouraged to obtain these voluntary certifications. They will give graduates a competitive edge, as employers see certifications as proof of your skills and abilities.

*Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) is administered by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). The Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) exam is given by the American Medical Technologist (AMT). IBMC will pay for one of the certification exams for the student. Certification Exams are not required for employment; however, employers understand students passing voluntary, third party, certification exams validate their competencies, skills and abilities in the specialized field of study. IMBC believes students passing Medical Assistant training certification exams have a more competitive employment advantage for being hired over students with no certification.

Medical Assistant Training in Erie brought to you by Institute of Medical and Business Careers.