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Best 7 Courses in Medical Assisting 2019

After high school graduation, students are able to complete a course in a wide variety of subjects. The time it takes to complete this type of program ranges between six months and five years, depending on what level of certification or degree is desired.

What is a course in medical assisting? A student who takes this type of course will be taught and trained how to best assist doctors and nurses in daily patient duties. Courses usually include examination techniques, coding and billing, and office procedures. With these, students will know how to appropriately take medical histories, prepare patients and their rooms, and record all vital signs while keeping patients comfortable. Students may be required to take part in method practice and laboratory processes, too, depending on the level of the course.

After completion of a course in medical assisting, students will have the confidence to assist in a wide variety of medical offices and hospitals. These courses open the door to better salaries and employment opportunities.

Cost depends on factors such as whether or not a course takes place on campus or online, the duration, and how many are taken at once to complete a program. Students should always contact their desired school for cost information.

Students who complete courses in medical assisting have the skills necessary to work in a diverse heath care field. Medical assistants are needed in small private practices for chiropracty, family medicine and general practices, pediatrics, and obstetrics. Students may also find work in the advanced and fast-paced atmosphere of surgery and emergency rooms. Smaller or private agencies such as the Red Cross are always looking for qualified individuals with the skills gleaned from medical assisting courses.

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7 Results in Medical Assisting

John Academy

Children are the future, and as such, they need to be taken care of. A young child doesn’t always know what is best for them or what is actually happening to them. That i ... [+]

Courses in Medical Assisting. Who is the course for? People interested in learning about health care for children Professionals seeking to understand diseases affecting children and how to tackle them Entry Requirement: This course is available to all learners, from all academic backgrounds. Good understanding of English language, numeracy and ICT are required to attend this course. Assessment: At the end of the course, you will be required to sit an online multiple-choice test. Your test will be assessed automatically and immediately so that you will instantly know whether you have been successful. Before sitting for your final exam, you will have the opportunity to test your proficiency with a mock exam. Certification: After you have successfully passed the test, you will be able to obtain an Accredited Certificate of Achievement. You can however also obtain a Course Completion Certificate following the course completion without sitting for the test. Certificates can be obtained either in hardcopy at the cost of £39 or in PDF format at the cost of £24. Why choose us? Affordable, engaging & high-quality e-learning study materials; Tutorial videos/materials from the industry leading experts; Study in a user-friendly, advanced online learning platform; Efficient exam systems for the assessment and instant result; The UK & internationally recognized accredited qualification; Access to course content on mobile, tablet or desktop from anywhere anytime; The benefit of applying for NUS Extra Discount Card; 24/7 student support via email. Career Path: ... [-]
United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
International University Of The Health Sciences

During the Pre-Clinical Medical Science Program students partake in ICM as the beginning of their clinical education, which serves as preparation for their clinical rotat ... [+]

During the Pre-Clinical Medical Science Program students partake in ICM as the beginning of their clinical education, which serves as preparation for their clinical rotations.

It is essential, for medical students’ success on medical board examinations and in performance throughout their clinical clerkships, for medical students to learn how to interact with patients and professionals, and progressively to elicit relevant histories, undertake relevant examinations and perform procedures, under the guidance of clinical staff.

The goal of the ICM program is to familiarize students with the appropriate clinical knowledge and physical examination skills necessary to effectively transition to clinical rotations. We further expect students to gain competency, understanding, and intuitiveness about the clinical process so they can more effectively engage in the clinical practice of medicine during their clinical clerkships.... [-]

Saint Kitts and Nevis Basseterre
February 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
triOS College

Because success in today’s healthcare world depends on having well-trained employees who can multi-task to meet a variety of challenges, the triOS Medical Office Assistan ... [+]

Because success in today’s healthcare world depends on having well-trained employees who can multi-task to meet a variety of challenges, the triOS Medical Office Assistant program has been designed to provide students with all of the administrative and clinical knowledge and skills required for employment as a Medical Office Assistant.

During the program students learn to understand and use medical language; perform Doctors’ general office procedures, type medical records, reports, case histories, correspondence and machine dictation; schedule and confirm medical appointments; receive and communicate messages for doctors and patients; interview patients to complete forms, documents and case histories; initiate and maintain confidential medical files and records; prepare financial statements and handle billing procedures including medical billing, insurance, and other claim forms; promote safety and work in a safe manner; order supplies and maintain inventory; plan and initiate procedural set ups including those required for patient preparation and maintenance for supplies and equipment; perform simple diagnostic procedures such as vital signs; and collect patient specimens as required.... [-]

Canada Mississauga Windsor Toronto Scarborough Oshawa London Kitchener Hamilton Brampton  + 6 More
September 2019
Full-time
34 - 38 weeks
Campus
Beppu Mizobe Gakuen College

This course will expand on the possibilities for students who wish to become certified nutritionists and licensed medical office staff. These students would be able to us ... [+]

This course will expand on the possibilities for students who wish to become certified nutritionists and licensed medical office staff. These students would be able to use their specialized knowledge and skills as nutritionists and give dietary advice to patients while working in a medical office setting.

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Japan Beppu
April 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Beppu Mizobe Gakuen College

This course is designed to train students to become medical office specialists with medical, business, and computing certification opportunities available. Students enrol ... [+]

This course is designed to train students to become medical office specialists with medical, business, and computing certification opportunities available. Students enrolled in this course will obtain the technological skills that will allow them to manage medical information in addition to the business knowledge that is necessary when working in a medical office

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Japan Beppu
April 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Hamilton College

Successful graduates will learn to work in a clinical setting of a doctor’s office. Instructors teach current procedures for medical administration. Students will be expo ... [+]

Medical Assistant

Successful graduates will learn to work in a clinical setting of a doctor’s office. Instructors teach current procedures for medical administration. Students will be exposed to our ‘in-house” medical clinics and labs which make our Externship an intense and valuable experience.

Employment Outlook: Medical Assistant, Medical Records Clerk, Medical Receptionist, Medical Biller, Claims Processor, Admitting Clerk, Clinical Lab Technician, Medical Laboratory Assistant, EKG Technician (upon receiving state certification), & Physician Office Lab Assistant.

Additional Information: Students obtain an M-1 visa by enrolling in this program.

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USA Los Angeles
September 2019
Full-time
10 months
Campus
FutureLearn

This free online course will equip you with an introductory understanding of ECG assessment and interpretation, which will support the further hands-on training that is n ... [+]

Course in ECG Assessment: An Introduction for Healthcare Providers

The electrocardiograph (also known as electrocardiogram) or ECG is a non-invasive diagnostic procedure, commonly used to assess people with known or suspected heart disease, in a variety of healthcare settings.

Competent recording, reading and interpretation is vital to ensure safe and effective care, yet ECGs are commonly undertaken by unqualified and junior staff, who have received little training.

Gain an introduction to ECG assessment and interpretation

This free online course will equip you with an introductory understanding of ECG assessment and interpretation, which will support the further hands-on training that is needed to competently perform the ECG test in clinical practice.... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online
November 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 weeks
Online