Program Type

Training Program

Delivery Method

On Campus

Course Length

Approximately 7 Months

What Is a Clinical Medical Assistant?

Clinical Medical Assistants receive training in a diverse skill set that equips them to engage in administrative work, basic clinical procedures, and assistance with examinations and lab work. Duties include working directly with patients and supporting healthcare providers. Responsibilities may include answering telephones, scheduling appointments, performing bookkeeping-related functions, obtaining medical health information, recording health histories and vital signs, and, in some cases, drawing blood.

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Program Objective

The goal of this training is to enable graduates to be fully functional in the medical office in settings such as with physicians in medical offices, outpatient clinics, health maintenance organizations, and public health agencies. Graduates of this program may pursue further certification by passing national measures and a proficiency examination with the American Association of Medical Assistants.

A clinical medical assistant is a medical professional with a well-rounded skill set in both the administrative and basic medical tasks involved in medical office.

The program will equip graduates in the basic competencies necessary for success in an entry level Clinical Medical Assistant role in a variety of healthcare settings. Students learn to obtain medical health information, administer medication, and record health histories, vital signs, and height and weight. Students will also learn how to draw blood and perform basic laboratory procedures and learn the basic administrative tasks of a medical office, including bookkeeping, answering phones, and scheduling appointments.

A clinical medical assistant assists in the day-to-day tasks of running a medical office. From staffing the front desk to completing basic clinical procedures, taking vitals to taking blood, these professionals are capable of completing a diverse array of tasks.

Once you complete this course, you may complete the required certification exam to become a clinical medical assistant.

In order to enroll, you must Pass a criminal background check. Be at least 17 years of age. Have proof of a GED or high school diploma. Pass the Ability to Benefit Test in lieu of a high school diploma. Pass the employee misconduct registry check (EMR). Pass a drug screening.

Job Outlook

Quick Facts: Clinical Medical Assistants and Orderlies.

  • Summary

    The clinical medical assistant role is a rapidly-growing, entry-level position in the medical field. With minimal entry requirements and diverse responsibilities, this job is ideal for entering the medical field and familiarizing oneself with the many tasks that occur within a medical office.

  • Work Environment

    Clinical medical assistants work in hospitals, doctor's offices, outpatient clinics, chiropractic offices, and other healthcare settings.

  • Pay

    In 2021, the median wage for clinical medical assistant was the following: $37,190 per year $17.88 per hour

  • Similar Occupations

    Jobs similar to that of clinical medical assistant include licensed nurse, nursing assistants and orderlies, pharmacy technicians, and occupational therapist technicians and aides.

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