A graduate of this program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:
Medical Assistant: prepares a patient for examination or treatment, takes vital signs, performs simple lab tests, performs electrocardiograms, performs administrative functions, and assists the physician as needed within clinical procedures. Upon successful completion of the AAMA certification exam, Certified Medical Assistant status is obtained.
Medical Insurance Clerk: processes insurance claims on a computer.
EKG Technician: operates and maintains electrocardiographic machines, records the heart’s electrical activity, and provides data for diagnosis and treatment of heart ailments by physicians.
Medical Laboratory Assistant: performs simple laboratory procedures and venipunctures to collect blood specimens.
Medical Records Clerk: handles all patient medical records in areas such as progress notes and pulls records of patients on a daily basis.
Medical Office Assistant: performs a variety of duties related to bookkeeping, typing, filing, record keeping, customer relations, telephoning, general correspondence, appointments, and patient accounts.
Phlebotomist: obtains blood specimens by venipuncture and capillary puncture.
Receptionist: greets patients, schedules appointments, and answers telephone.
With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find other opportunities for employment.
• Medical Laboratory Technician
• Medical Office Manager
• Medical Transcriptionist
• Graduates are eligible to take the CMA (AAMA) examination. See additional detail below.
• Generally, individuals who 1) have been found guilty of a felony, or pleaded guilty to a felony, or 2) had a professional license, registration, or certification denied, revoked, suspended, or subjected to probationary conditions by a regulatory authority or certification board are not eligible for the CMA (AAMA) Exam. However, the Certifying Board may grant a waiver based upon mitigating circumstances. If you wish to request that the Certifying Board permit you to take the test, you must submit a Request for Waiver form and written evidence that demonstrates your felony conviction or plea or professional misconduct should not prevent you from taking the CMA (AAMA) Exam.