Medical Assistant Training Program Details
The Medical Assistant and EMR Specialist certificate program is designed to train students in basic medical assisting skills. Medical Assistants are multi-faceted members of the medical office team who work closely with doctors, registered nurses, and other office personnel delivering patient care.
The Medical Assistant program covers a number of subject areas including Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology, Phlebotomy, EKG, and Medical Billing. Students also learn laboratory techniques, clinical and diagnostic procedures, pharmacology, the administration of medications, and first aid. Office practices, patient relations, medical law, and ethics are also covered in the program.
In addition to the standard skills taught in most medical assistant programs, students at AIMS are trained in several unique areas that will allow them to stand out from their colleagues. They will learn specialty skills that can be utilized in OB/GYN and IVF practices. In addition all medical assistant students will be instructed thoroughly in proper wound care.
Employment Opportunities for Medical Assistants
Medical Assistants perform administrative and clinical tasks to keep the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other healthcare practitioners running smoothly. The duties of Medical Assistants vary from office to office, depending on the location and size of the practice, as well as the practitioner’s specialty. Employment is projected to grow much faster than average, ranking Medical Assistants among the fastest growing occupations over the next decade.
Certification / Registry Exam Eligibility
Medical Assistant graduates will be eligible to take the medical assistant certification examination offered by American Medical Technologists (AMT). Graduates who pass the certification exam will earn the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) credential.
Eligibility requirements for the RMA credential are solely determined by AMT, and are subject to change at any time. AMT is an independent organization. AIMS does not guarantee certification/registry exam eligibility.