Medical Training at Altierus Career Education

Medical Assistant

Medical assistants are vital in the day-to-day operations of many medical practices.

As their name suggests, medical assistants provide valuable support to doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals. Physicians count on medical assistants to:

  • Greet and process incoming patients
  • Prepare patients for exams
  • Perform routine clinical tasks

Working with patients, medical assistants often:

  • Take patient histories
  • Obtain vital signs
  • Measure blood pressure
  • Measure height and weight, and take temperature

In addition, medical assistants also often help with the administrative tasks of running an office, such as answering phones, making appointments, managing computer data and processing paperwork.

Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacies play a vital role in America's health care industry. They dispense the standardized medications doctors prescribe to treat patients with chronic and acute conditions. They compare and cross-reference prescriptions to help patients avoid potentially dangerous drug interactions. They instruct customers on how to properly take the medications they're prescribed. They also offer advice about the non-prescription, over-the-counter drugs they sell.

Pharmacies are run by licensed pharmacists who've undergone many years of education and training. But pharmacy assistants often do much of the routine day-to-day work of operating a pharmacy. Also known as pharmacy technicians or pharm techs, pharmacy assistants perform many of the tasks associated with pharmacy operations. Typical responsibilities include:

  • Taking incoming prescription orders
  • Filling prescriptions
  • Instructing customers on the proper use of their prescription medications
  • Processing payments and insurance claims
  • Filling out regulatory paperwork

Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing diploma program prepares students for a career as a practical nurse as an LVN or LPN after passing the licensure exam. Students will learn didactic theory and hands-on skills required and necessary to prepare them for a career as a practical nurse. Graduates of the practical nursing program can pursue entry-level positions in many of today's health care centers, clinics and facilities.

Medical Insurance Billing and Coding

The MIBC program prepares you to become part of a medical office support staff, with a particular focus on insurance claims preparation and processing. As a student in this program, you'll study basic anatomy and physiology, the body's various life-sustaining systems, and the diseases and conditions you're most likely to encounter in a physician's office. You'll also learn the universal coding system used to define thousands of medical conditions, diagnoses, surgeries, tests and other procedures. You'll practice completing diagnostic reports, insurance claims forms and other documentation used in most medical practices.

If you choose to become a full-time student, you can complete your MIBC training in less than a year. As a graduate, you will be ready to apply for positions in:

  • Doctors' offices
  • Health Care Clinics
  • Insurance Companies
  • Medical Billing Agencies

Why Altierus?

Altierus is a non-profit, higher educational school system with 21 campuses in 11 states, operated as Altierus Career College or Career Education. And being a student here is different. Because we don't see you as just a student. We see you as an individual within our community with your own reasons for being here. At Altierus, we're like family, one that helps you find the career path that's right for you and guides you to become a professional in as little as 10 months.


*Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

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