What do they do?
The purpose of the Clinical Assistant program is to prepare the student to provide quality health service by performance of clinical skills in a medical office or clinic. Graduates of this program will be able to demonstrate safe practice in the performance of clinical procedures required by physicians, including CPR and First Aid. Also, graduates will be taught skills needed to accurately perform limited waived medical laboratory testing and diagnostic procedures, such as electrocardiograms.
Due to the administrative content also included in the Clinical Assistant program, graduates are eligible to sit for certification through the American Medical Technologist (AMT) as a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA).
Where do they work?
Clinical Assistant graduates typically work in physicians' offices or clinics.
What are they paid?
Earnings in individual health care occupations vary as widely as the duties. Many factors play a role in determining the graduate's potential earnings, including years of experience, amount of responsibility required, and the size of the facility or practice of employment. Other factors that impact earnings vary from region to region, such as cost of living. Many areas are experiencing shortages in health care workers. This is having a major impact on earnings.