Associate in Applied Science degree in Medical Assisting

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  • Objectives
    Graduates of Heald's Medical Assisting program pursue rewarding careers in a variety of settings - including family and internal medicine clinics, hospitals, pain centers - and a wide array of specialty areas - including out-patient surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, cosmetic surgery, chiropractic, optometry, podiatry practices, and more.
  • Course description
    Medical Assistants provide care and comfort to people with healthcare needs. They're good at multi-tasking and work well as a part of a team.

    If the following qualities describe you, Medical Assisting might be a good career choice:

        * Caring and compassionate
        * Able to juggle multiple responsibilities
        * Good communicator
        * Analytical
        * Detail oriented
        * Comfortable working closely with others
        * Enjoy being challenged

    Medical Assistants
    ' job duties typically include both clinical and administrative tasks. While clinical duties vary according to state law, medical assistants generally write medical histories, record vital signs, prepare patients for examinations or lab tests, and assist physicians with examinations. They also perform basic tests on the premises, including drawing blood, administering injections, removing sutures, and changing dressings using infection control and universal precautions. On the administrative side, Medical Assistants typically update and file patient records, handle insurance forms, schedule appointments, arrange for hospital admissions and lab services, and assist with billing. A Heald degree can help you qualify for positions ranging from Clinical Medical Assistant and Lab Assistant to Patient Services Representative.

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