Program Type

Training Program

Delivery Method

On Campus

Course Length

Approximately 7 Months

What Is a Clinical Medical Assistant?

Turn your desire to work in healthcare into a generously-paid reality as a clinical medical assistant. As a broadly-trained and highly skilled member of the healthcare field, clinical medical assistants complete administrative work, basic clinical procedures, and assistance with examinations and lab work. These professionals have the opportunity to work directly with patients and support healthcare providers by completing responsibilities such as 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

Become fully functional in the medical office and deliver the exceptional care your patients deserve with the clinical medical assistant program from Careers Unlimited. Our course equips you to advance your career effortlessly within settings such as 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.

Clinical medical assistant courses that offer you a certificate can cost upwards of $23,000. However, they most commonly cost between $1,000 and $3,000. In order to cut back on your training costs, consider Careers Unlimited, where you may qualify for assistance, such as flexible financing and scholarships.

To become a clinical medical assistant in Texas, expect to train anywhere from 6 weeks to 18 months to receive your certificate. Our course takes about 7 months to complete and includes hands-on clinical training to help you prepare for this in-demand healthcare role.

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