Medical Assistant

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OUR MEDICAL ASSISTANT PROGRAM

    Medical assistants are vital in the day-to-day operations of medical practices. Physicians have become more dependent on Medical Assistants for front and back office skills. MAs often work in ambulatory care centers, clinics, hospitals, urgent care centers, nursing homes, medical supply companies, home health agencies, blood donation centers, and pharmaceutical companies, and for insurance providers. As Vantage graduates know, medical assisting is more than a job, it is a career that can make a difference in someone's life.

    Our Medical Assisting Program includes the study of structure and function of the body systems with the corresponding medical terminology, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, computer skills, administrative processes, bookkeeping and accounting practices, as well as the processing of health insurance claims and other pertinent forms. Students will also learn concepts including medical terminology, phlebotomy, clinical procedures, and medical office procedures. 

    We prepare our students to take five national certification exams, three of which are included with tuition and earned throughout the course of the program. Once a student completes MA training, our full time Career Services staff offers job placement assistance. Our staff also offers students guidance, support and employment assistance even after completion of the program. Vantage graduates will complete school knowing that they have the skills to obtain a job, perform well, and advance in the career that they have chosen to become a valued member of the workforce.

    Vantage College also provides services such as flexible tutoring schedules, class-related field trips, guest speakers, and interview preparation. We also require externships to ensure our students receive hands-on, real world experience to assist them in finding gainful employment.

PROGRAM FEATURES

Duration: This program takes approximately 9 months weeks (940 clock hours) to complete. Classes start every 2-3 weeks.
Core Topics:
  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Clinical Procedures
  • Phlebotomy
  • Electrocardiography (EKG/ECG)
  • Diagnostic Procedures
  • Infection Control
  • Microbiology
  • Protective Clinical Procedures
  • Medical Coding and Insurance
  • Billing and Coding Procedures
  • Managed Care/Insurance
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Medical Math
  • Medical Office Procedures
  • Externship
Certifications: Our programs prepares graduates to take five national examinations. Vantage College students earn three certifications for the price of one, included in tuition.
  • NCMA - National Certified Medical Assistant.
  • NCPT - National Certified Phlebotomy Technician
  • NCICS - National Certified Insurance and Coding Specialist
  • NCMOA - National Certified Medical Office Assistant (Optional)
  • NCET - National Certified Electrocardiograph Technician (Optional)

Financial Aid: Financial aid is available to all who qualify. You will never have to worry about making payments while you are in school. 

 

WHAT DOES A MEDICAL ASSISTANT DO?

Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other health practitioners. They help with  office and clinical duties including assisting in examinations and confidentially recording patients' personal information. Their duties vary with the location, specialty, and size of the practice. 

 
Clinical Medical Assistants perform back office or clinical duties such as:
  • Assisting during physical examinations
  • Maintaining treatment rooms
  • Sterilizing instruments
  • Performing ECG's
  • Obtaining vital signs
  • Give patient injections as directed by the physician
  • Performing phlebotomy
  • Lab procedures.
Administrative & Clerical Medical Assistants require medical knowledge, organization and business skills to perform duties such as: 
  • Scheduling appointments and greeting visitors
  • Composing/Transcribing dictated letters
  • Completion and submission of insurance forms
  • Sorting/Handling mail
  • Patient's charts typed up
  • Medical Records filing/updating/record-keeping
  • Accounts Receivable/Payable

CAREER PROPSECTS

The healthcare field is rapidly expanding, putting medical assistants in high demand. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for medical assistants in Texas are expected to expand by 32% over the next five years. The state of Texas is leading in that growth, where the average wage of a medical assistant is $13.73.

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PROGRAM FEATURES

Duration: This program takes approximately 8.5 months (940 clock hours) to complete, including an externship. Classes start every 2-3 weeks.
Core Topics:
  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Clinical Procedures
  • Phlebotomy
  • ECG / EKG
  • Diagnostic Procedures
  • Infection Control
  • Microbiology
  • Protective Clinical Procedures
  • Medical Coding and Insurance
  • Billing and Coding Procedures
  • Managed Care/ Insurance
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Medical Math
  • Medical Office Procedures
  • Externship

Certifications: Our graduates are prepared to take five national examinations.  Vantage College students earn three certifications for the price of one, included in tuition.

  • NCMA – National Certified Medical Assistant
  • NCPT – National Certified Phlebotomy Technician
  • NCICS – National Certified Insurance and Coding Specialist
  • NCMOA – National Certified Medical Office Assistant (Optional)
  • NCET – National Certified ECG Technician (Optional)

Financial Aid: Financial aid is available to all who qualify. You will never have to worry about making payments while you are in school.

WHAT DOES A MEDICAL ASSISTANT DO?

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Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other health practitioners. Their duties vary with the location, specialty, and size of the practice.

Clinical Medical Assistants perform back office or clinical duties such as:

  • Assisting during physical examinations
  • Maintaining treatment rooms
  • Sterilizing instruments
  • Performing ECG's
  • Obtaining vital signs
  • Give patient injections as directed by the physician
  • Performing phlebotomy
  • Lab procedures.
Administrative & Clerical Medical Assistants require medical knowledge, organization and business skills to perform duties such as:
  • Scheduling appointments and greeting visitors
  • Composing/Transcribing dictated letters
  • Completion and submission of insurance forms
  • Sorting/Handling mail
  • Patient's charts typed up
  • Medical Records filing/updating/record-keeping
  • Accounts Receivable/Payable

 

CAREER PROPSECTS

The healthcare field is rapidly expanding, putting medical assistants in high demand. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for medical assistants in Texas are expected to expand by 32% over the next five years. The state of Texas is leading in that growth, where the average sage of a medical assistant is $13.73.

Testimonials

“The certifications I'm working towards are CPR, EKG, HIPAA and others and I plan to go back after I'm done to work on my Associate's degree. I am learning so much from the instructors and with their real life medical training and the experiences they've had, it makes want to work even harder and pursue my education further. I wear my scrubs and name tag very proudly and would very much highly recommend you to my friends or family members.”
-Erika A., Medical Assistant student

“I’ve been a student for 14 months for the Applied Science Associates degree program. It has gone by super fast for me and I can't wait to start my new career in the medical field. I would definitely recommend Vantage College to anyone wanting to pursue their career in the medical field. It's never too late to go back to school. My dream has become real and I will continue life long learning. The instructors are amazing, there's plenty of hands-on learning in the lab and flexibility with class time schedules.”
-Yvonne M., AAS MA student

“Vantage College has helped me expand my knowledge on becoming a phlebotomist. It has given me a opportunity in the medical field to become good at what I love. The teachers can be a little challenging at time but its only so we can adapt to what's really in the medical field”
-Dauris P., Phlebotomist graduate

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