Medical Assistants work in all types of physicians’ offices and medical facilities in both the front and back of the medical office. Florida Education Institute’s Medical Assistant program covers both the administrative (front) and clinical (back) skills for this profession. The Medical Assistant duties vary due to the type of medical facility, location, and size of the organization.
What Do You Do as a Medical Assistant?
Medical Assistants perform administrative and clinical duties usually under the direction of a physician and they help medical offices run smoothly. Medical Assistants provide valuable health care services to patients. Medical Assistants typically do the following:
- Measure vital signs
- Assist physicians with patient examinations
- Assist physicians with treatments
- Obtain and record patient history
- Maintain medical records
- Handling patient accounts and records
- Insurance processing and billing
- Enter health information data into electronic health records
- Patient overall services
- Schedule appointments
Is this Career for You?
Do you see yourself in a meaningful profession which work makes a difference in people’s health? If so, consider becoming a Medical Assistant. Medical Assistants work under the supervision of physician or a health care supervisor playing an important role to people’s life.
Successful Medical Assistant students can be described as:
- Attention to detail
- Interpersonal communication skills
- Follows rules and policies
Some of the coursework in our program covers:
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Medical Terminology
- Medical Office Procedures
- Clinical Procedures
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 23 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Increased demand for an aging population and demand for preventive medical services, which are often provided by physicians. As their practices expand, physicians will hire more assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties, allowing the physicians to see more patients.
Graduates of our Medical Assistant program may qualified for careers with the following employers:
- Physician’s offices
- Urgent care facilities
- Outpatient clinics
- Most healthcare organizations
Finding Employment Opportunities After Graduation
After graduation our Placement Staff can assist you (at no cost) in finding employment opportunities. This is the one service our school offer that every graduate should really take advantage of in order to assure that their education pays off right away. We strongly encourage every graduate to actively work and communicate with Career Services. The Placement Staff works out of our Career Services Office and they are a great resource to have on your side. Here are just some of the things we do:
- After graduation, we first sit down and plan your success.
- Together we will know which employers to target.
- We will focus on following a smart job search plan.
- Our Career Services Placement Staff can provide effective job search techniques.
- We constantly are developing relationships with employers for the benefit of graduates.