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Things You’ll Learn at Medical Assistant Vocational Schools

There is so much to be learned from training as a Medical Assistant. If you choose to enroll at one of Texas’ premier medical assistant vocational schools your education will be used in a variety of ways throughout your career in the medical field and beyond. You will get to learn how professional health care settings operate, both on the floor and behind-the-scenes.

It will also give you the opportunity to truly understand the relationship between patients and health care professionals. There is a wide selection of medical assistant vocational schools to choose from across Texas, all of which are eager to prepare you for your future as a trained and qualified Medical Assistant.  

Training and Education
As you begin your journey towards becoming a certified and trained Medical Assistant, you will develop a wide range of skills and knowledge on the many aspects of proper medical care and treatment. You will gain knowledge on how to effectively run a busy environment and become an accomplished organizer as you manage the many aspects of patient treatment and care. You will also have the opportunity to help out on a wide variety of medical procedures and operations and learn the correct procedures for administering medications and taking blood (known as phlebotomy).  

Direct Patient Care
Your first few weeks as an employed Medical Assistant will be the most frightening and enlightening times in your career. You will learn things that you weren’t taught during your education and you will be able to put to use the extensive knowledge you have gained during your training. As you gain experience, you will have the opportunity to work alongside nurses, assist doctors and care for patients. Many graduates truly appreciate the chance to begin working directly with patients.

Your education and training, no matter how in-depth it may be, will be no match to your real-world, hands-on experience in a health care setting. As you progress through your training you will come to appreciate the important roles every staff member plays in treating and caring for patients. You will also begin to develop your own interests in pursuing any of these health care professions in the future. Your training, and eventually your own experience as a Medical Assistant, will give you an insight into the day-to-day relationships that develop during a patient’s treatment. You will also have the opportunity to learn about the professional aspects of patient/doctor/nurse relationships and to understand the delicate balance between the right care and the right treatment.  

The Inner Workings of the Medical Profession
During your training as a Medical Assistant you will gain invaluable knowledge regarding the essential processes that go on behind-the-scenes. You will receive training in office administrations and a selection of clerical skills that allow a medical work-place to function and operate smoothly. You will gain knowledge and training on how to correctly help patients manage their treatment costs, including insurance claims and health plan coverage.  

The Real World
Your training will not only aid you in your medical career but it can also have an invaluable effect on your daily life. Your emergency response training will become a great asset to you, even outside of work. With a medical assistant education you’ll be able to help your family in ways you never imagined.   After graduating, many trained Medical Assistants become eternally grateful for their strong day-to-day medical knowledge.

This kind of knowledge, (CPR training, identifying injuries and illnesses etc.) can save lives in the real world. The safety of your friends’ and family will be that much more secure once you gain the invaluable knowledge that can only be learned from attending one of Texas’ medical assistant vocational schools.

This article was published on: 06/11/15 6:09 PM

What SCI Students Are Saying

“I made a complete career change when I started my training at Southern Careers Institute. I needed a stable career to continue providing for my growing family. SCI provided me with the medical terminology and know how that I needed to understand and acquire a career in the medical field. SCI taught me that it doesn’t matter where you are in life right now; you always have room to advance and learn.”


Denise S.
Medical Assistant

“I am extremely grateful for the assistance I received from SCI’s Career Services team. I enjoy where I work and what I do. SCI has helped me succeed in life by getting me the necessary education and by making me a stronger and more confident person.”


Raquel S.

“Once I graduated from SCI, I had a sense of accomplishment that helped me through the job search process. SCI provided me with the opportunity to brush up on my skills, extend my accounting knowledge, and they boosted my self-confidence. I went to work two days after my last day of school.”


Annette D.
Business Accounting

“When my youngest child graduated from high school, I told my husband that it was my time. I went back to school to change careers after spending 37 years in the business field. At SCI, the instructors are professional, and they care about what they are teaching you, as well as expect you to give 100% in return. I had problems understanding how to draw in syringes and give injections. I requested extra help from a knowledgeable instructor, and I was able to receive one-on-one training. Today, I draw injections for approximately 100 patients each week. I am very confident in what I’ve learned. SCI has given me the chance to do what I always wanted to do. Thank you for my education. I am doing wonderful.”


Bonnie M
Medical Assistant

“I am now a certified Lab Tech. SCI helped me get an externship, and I came out with a job. After my little sister had cancer, I knew I wanted a career in the medical field that allowed me to help others. I am happy about what I do.”


Sidney B
Medical Assistant

“The best place ever!! Ms.Tonia rocks she is the best teacher… I love going to school my time there is amazing.”


Andrea Garcia

“Southern Careers went beyond my expectations. Very impressed. The assistance I got from Career Services is truly amazing. They really went out of their way to get me placed. They really care and I am grateful to all of them.”


Olga C.

“Southern Careers Institute totally surpassed my expectations. Once I finished school, the Career Services team helped me find a job. I would tell anyone thinking about starting career training that you have nothing to lose and a lot to gain. I wish I would have started my training sooner.”


Valerie D.

“I am very happy with where I am and where I’m going. Through high school, I struggled with math. When I came to SCI, I enrolled in the Business Accounting Specialist program to see if I could do it. SCI provided me with the accounting skills I needed to help me find a career. Now, I have an amazing career and room to grow in the company.”


Crystal H.
Business Accounting

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