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.
- Medical Terminology
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Clinical Procedures
- Electrocardiography (EKG/ECG)
- Diagnostic Procedures
- Infection Control
- 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
- 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.
- 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
Scheduling appointments and greeting visitors
Composing/Transcribing dictated letters
Completion and submission of insurance forms
Patient's charts typed up
Medical Records filing/updating/record-keeping
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.
COMPLETION AND PLACEMENT DATA
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GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION:
Select a program/campus below:
- AAS in Medical Assisting
- Medical Administrative & Health Information Assistant
- Medical Assistant
- Patient Care Technician