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Online Medical Assistant Programs

With the plethora of choice out there, selecting the right career path is not an easy decision. Have you taken a look at the health care industry? Careers in this field are prevalent and do not necessarily dictate that you must become a doctor or nurse. Other careers within the health care industry include medical support jobs, such as medical assistants.  Medical assisting is a rewarding profession that allows you to help patients, work with nurses and doctors, and provide the support needed in a medical facility.

Specifically, the duties of a medical assistant can include the following:

  • Patient preparation: You may need to help prepare the patient for any procedures or treatments, such as removing bandages or cleaning specific body areas.
  • Patient assessments: You may need to obtain a patient’s medical history, check their vital signs, perform a physical exam, and more.
  • Testing tasks: You may be responsible for collecting blood and other samples for laboratory testing, process the sample, and ship them to the appropriate facility.
  • Clerical and administrative duties: You will need to answer phones, respond to emails, schedule appointments, and greet patients. Also, you will need to gather patient data and insurance information. Additionally, you will need to file this information and keep the office organized.

Depending on the situation, some students need to be creative when it comes to scheduling time to attend post-secondary school, particularly one that demands a structured, on-campus schedule. However, in more and more cases, you don’t have to fit into that rigid mold.

Online medical assistant programs are the new frontier in education. You can earn your certificate with the ability of planning your studying around your existing schedule. Online medical assistant programs make it possible. The benefits of online medical assistant programs include the following:

  • Many programs are designed specifically for adults who are already in the workforce or have more obligations than the typical student.
  • You can attend class at times that work within your schedule.
  • You can study and complete assignments from any location.
  • You have access to your materials anytime, anywhere.
  • No commute between campus and your home means a huge savings in terms of money and time.
  • You can choose from a wide variety of programs from many different schools – anywhere in the world.
  • You can choose from different types of degree options, such as a certificate, associate’s diploma, and more.
  • You still have access to many of the services available at your school, such as knowledgeable instructors, financial aid programs, and more.

With the number of colleges offering online medical assistant programs, which one is right for you? First, make sure that the program you are interested in is accredited. Next, verify that your program will qualify you for state or organizational licensing exams.

It is a good idea to compare several schools before making a final decision about the best online medical assistant program for you.   Taking the time to ask questions before registering in an online medical assistant program is the best homework you can do. Select the school that meets your needs, and get ready for a new career sooner than you think.

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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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