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A Rundown of the Available Medical Assistant Schools in Harlingen TX

A career as a medical assistant offers a dynamic day at the office. Medical assistants are trained to assist physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. Duties include acquiring patients’ vital signs, administering medication or vaccines, keeping medical records, preparing medical instruments, and collecting lab work specimens. You’ll be on your feet a lot, aiding in many of the day-to-day activities of a healthcare environment. A good training program prepares you for all of the required duties of a medical assistant. Here’s a look at medical assistant schools in harlingen tx.  

South Texas Vocational Technical Institute

STVT recognizes a growing healthcare industry by providing the training to produce capable medical assistants to enter the job market. Medical assistant training at STVT includes hands-on training in:

  • Medical records keeping
  • Lab procedures
  • CPR
  • Scheduling patient appointments
  • Taking patient vital signs

  Southern Careers Institute

The ultimate goal for students at SCI: to obtain their dream job! The instructors and career professionals at SCI are passionate about preparing students for the workforce. Medical assistant graduates are prepared to sit for the following exams:

  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)
  • Certified EKG Technician (CET)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Electronic Health Records Specialist (EHRS)
  • Microsoft Word

  South Texas College

STC prepares students to be multi-skilled healthcare professionals. They offer a mix of day and night classes to accommodate all students seeking to earn an Associate’s degree in Medical Assistant Technology. In five semesters you’ll cover a wide range of courses including:

  • Medical terminology
  • Medical law and ethics
  • Administrative procedures
  • General psychology
  • Growth and development
  • Speech communication
  • Public speaking
  • Interpersonal communications
  • Coding and classification systems

  South Texas Training Center

Training at STTC allows graduates to find employment in a doctor’s office, clinic or other healthcare facilities. Admission requirements for STTC include a high school diploma or GED® certificate, age 18 or older, and a score of at least 70 percent on the STTC entrance exam. Medical assistant students can complete the program in under eight months. Upon completion, graduates are eligible to test to receive certification for:

  • Medical Assistant
  • Administrative Medical Assistant
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • EKG Technician

  Southern Careers Institute offers a well-rounded training program that truly prepares graduates for a dynamic job in the healthcare field. With so many certifications to choose from, graduates are fully prepared for a variety of industry-related jobs. Go ahead and take the leap to a satisfying future in the healthcare industry by choosing one of many medical assistant schools in harlingen tx.

This article was published on: 03/11/13 2:52 PM

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