Medical Assistant Certificate
As a medical assistant, you could have the opportunity to work directly with patients and assist with their care and well-being. If you are interested in pursuing opportunities in this rewarding field, our medical assistant program can help you gain the relevant experience and skills to become a qualified candidate. At TESST College of Technology in Towson, MD, we strive to prepare you with the necessary clinical and administrative knowledge to seek various entry-level positions.
Our medical assistant program offers a comprehensive curriculum combined with hands-on training on equipment typically used in a medical setting. The various courses offered can train you to perform specific duties such as assisting the supervising physician with administering injections, taking vital signs, recording EKGs, assisting in minor surgical procedures, carrying out basic accounting procedures, and understanding the fundamentals of charting and documentation. To enhance your career-based experience, you will also complete a practicum that enables you to apply classroom learning in a real-world setting.
Medical Assistant Program Features
To help you develop the relevant knowledge and skills to seek a career in the medical field, TESST College of Technology in Towson, MD's medical assistant program provides instruction in the following:
- Clinical and administrative course instruction
- Hands-on training with industry-related medical equipment
- Assistance with job placement
Potential Medical Assistant Career Opportunities
Students completing the medical assistant program may pursue these entry-level positions, or related positions, in a doctor's office, clinic, or other medical facility:
- Medical assistant
- Clinical lab aide
- Hospital donor unit assistant
- Blood/plasma lab assistant
- Blood bank donor unit assistant
- Front office assistant manager
- Back office assistant manager
- Back office lab assistant
The program also is designed to help eligible students prepare for certifications. These are not required for completion of the program, but could provide you with a competitive advantage in the workplace.†
- Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) exam, sponsored by the American Medical Technologists (AMT)
Kaplan Integrated Technology (KIT) provides a digital learning platform to blend the advantages of learning through new media technologies with the personalized attention, student-teacher interaction, and peer support available in classroom-based education. Media-based activities and exercises include short educational videos and simulations, collaborative class discussions, and interactive activities.**
For more information about our program with Kaplan Integrated Technology, please contact us by filling out the form below.