Medical Assistant Courses in San Antonio

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Medical Assistant: San Antonio Courses Available

You can enter the health care field without spending years in school, by simply attending trade schools in San Antonio. Here you will find out about the best medical assistant San Antonio programs.

The health care field is growing faster than almost any other industry in the country. With the aging population, more people are seeking medical services than ever before. Plus, the demand is not limited to highly-trained doctors and nurses — professionals are needed across the board.

If you want to enter health care without spending several more years in school, study one of these medical assistant San Antonio programs.

Southern Careers Institute

Study at SCI in San Antonio, Texas and you’ll be qualified in just 40 hours, possessing all the skills most sought after in workers. Learning how to become a medical assistant by demonstrating your knowledge and abilities to potential employers in skills badges in anatomy, customer service, professionalism, communication, pharmacology, HIPAA, clinical skills, medical terminology, diseases of the body, medical laws and ethics, and more.

This certified Medical Assistant program gives you the chance to obtain the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA),  Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA), Certified EKG Specialist (CET), Electronic Health Records Specialist (EHRS), Microsoft Word, CPR, and Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) certifications.

Alamo Colleges: San Antonio College

The course at San Antonio College was the first accredited medical assistant program in the U.S. Today, you can choose between a Certificate Level II course or an Associate of Applied Science degree to prepare for work as an entry-level medical assistant. In either case, you will learn both administrative and clinical tasks, including scheduling, bookkeeping, records maintenance, filing insurance claims, urinalysis, assisting in minor surgery, measuring infants, eye and ear irrigation, casting, wound care, and pulmonary function tests.

Kaplan College 

After graduating from Kaplan College, you will be able to work in an entry-level position in a doctor’s office, clinic, or other types of medical facility as a medical assistant, donor unit assistant, blood bank unit assistant, or front office assistant manager. You will receive clinical training and medical office training followed by a practicum, giving you the chance to apply all you have learned to a real-world situation.

The College of Health Care Professions

This 35-week program from CHCP can lead to a job as a medical assistant, front or back office assistant, laboratory assistant or aide, or assistant in a donor unit. The certificate program teaches students about reception duties and clinical tasks, including how to interview patients, monitor vital signs, administer medication, and perform basic medical procedures.

Concorde Career Colleges

The program at Concorde takes a minimum of eight months to complete, in which time you will learn just the skills you need for the job. Upon graduation, you will be prepared to work in a medical or administrative position at a clinic or physician’s office. Get started with your new career by enrolling in one of these medical assistant San Antonio programs. To determine which would be best for you, consider the most important factors, such as program length, the opportunity for practical experience, and financial aid.

This article was published on: 04/7/13 8:50 PM

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