Medical Assisting Training
Would you enjoy a career that offers variety as well as security? Medical Assisting a fast-growing field that offers entry-level employment in a medical office or clinic and requires you to be good with people and to have multiple skills. Medical Assistant Training will take you from classroom to career.
IMBC Pittsburgh Medical Assisting 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, and do bookkeeping and billing. Clinical duties might 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 not only teach you all of these skills, we will 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 Training 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. Prior to the internship, you will be required to have a physical and verify that all of your immunizations are up-to-date. Some internship sites may require a background check or criminal check.
The Nationally Registered Certified Medical Assistant (NRCMA) is administered by the National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP). The cost of this professional exam is included in the training program. 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 certification exams have a more competitive employment advantage for being hired over students with no certification.
Students are encouraged to obtain these voluntary certifications. They will give you a competitive edge, as employers see certifications as proof of your skills and abilities.