Medical assistants are in high-demand, with job opportunities projected to grow 35 percent by 2016. As a medical assistant, you'll gain a wide variety of health care experience. You'll be a Jack-of-all-trades in the health care world, performing tasks that range from filing medical records to recording vital signs. Find a medical assistant training program, and take the first step toward this fulfilling career today!
Miller-Motte's Medical Assisting Associate Degree training program provides a quality career education that will allow students to pursue entry-level jobs as important members of a healthcare team. Our degree program emphasizes hands-on experience in both front office administrative and back office clinical skills. Our instruction also helps students develop traits that employers regularly look for during the important process of hiring, such as the ability to assume responsibility, make intelligent and logical decisions, team work skills, and the ability to both collaborate with others and work independently on projects and assignments.
Graduates from our medical assisting program may pursue career opportunities in the growing healthcare industry in doctors’ offices, medical clinics and other medical facilities. In these work environments, they will most likely work under the supervision and direction of a physician or licensed healthcare practitioner in the following positions:
- Clinical medical assistants
- Administrative medical assistants
- Medical office managers
People who choose to work as medical assistants should enjoy helping others and working with patients. Careers in the medical field can be extremely rewarding. There is often room for career growth in entry-level positions as well as substantial increases in pay.
If you choose to pursue the Miller-Motte Associate Degree in Medical Assisting, you should be willing to work hard. Like any career in the medical industry, medical assistant degree training requires dedication, patience, responsibility, empathy and hard work.
Many medical facilities could not operate properly without the aid of medical assistants, who are generally responsible for carrying out a vast array of tasks and duties.
Career training classes for an Associate’s Degree in the medical industry helps students become experts in the areas of anatomy, kinesiology, physiology and various medical courses. Graduates will also be familiar with medical accounting practices, such as records keeping, typing and billing and coding insurance forms.
Our training classes help students to become familiar with the daily tasks, interactions and responsibilities in medical assisting at any medical office. It is imperative that those who choose to participate in this training program possess excellent social skills and are able to interact with doctors, nurses and patients. Medical assistants are often the first people that patients see when entering a hospital or doctor’s office. It is often their job to make patients feel at ease. This is why medical assistants should have an overall positive and optimistic attitude.
Programs vary by campus.
Programs available at Augusta, GA:
- Dental Assisting
- Healthcare Information Technology
- Human Resource Management
- Massage Therapy
- Massage Therapy-Certificate
- Medical Assisting
- Medical Billing and Coding
- Medical Laboratory Technician
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