Medical Assistant Program at Dayton School of Medical Massage
Why You Should Consider a Career in Medical Assisting
For over 20 years, we've been training the new workforce in healthcare. Now with our 9-month Medical Assistant program you can take a fast track to a new career in medicine.
Our 900 hour Medical Assistant (MA) Program is designed to teach students the skills necessary for employment working with doctors and patients in physicians' offices, clinics, hospitals or specialized healthcare facilities.
The Medical Assisting Program at the Dayton School of Medical Massage is a 9 month (37week) program attending classes only 3 days a week.
Award level: Diploma
Career Placement services available to our graduates.
What Jobs Can I Get With a Medical Assistant Diploma?
- Medical Assistant
- Clinical Medical Assistant
- Medical Scribe
- Unit/Ward Clerk
- EKG Tech
- Lab Tech
- Medical Insurance Specialist
- Medical Biller
- Medical Coder
- Medical Receptionist
- Medical Secretary
The medical assisting career is one of the fastest growing professions in the U.S. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there are roughly 560,800 licensed MAs currently working in the United States ― and between 2012 and 2022, the sector is expected to increase by roughly 29%, which is "much faster" than the projected rate of growth for all occupations. This boost will result in nearly 163,000 new positions, according to BLS estimates. The growth of the aging baby-boom population will continue to spur demand for preventive medical services, which are often provided by physicians. As their practices expand, physicians will hire more assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties, allowing the physicians to see more patients.
The median annual wage for medical assistants was $29,370 in May 2012, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
Medical assistants are cross-trained to perform administrative and clinical duties. Clinical Duties (may include, but not limited to):
- Taking medical histories
- Explaining treatment procedures to patients
- Preparing patients for examination
- Assisting the physician during exams
- Collecting and preparing laboratory specimens
- Performing basic laboratory tests
- Instructing patients about medication and special diets
- Preparing and administering medications as directed by a physician
- Authorizing prescription refills as directed
- Drawing blood
- Taking electrocardiograms
- Removing sutures and changing dressings
- Administrative Duties (may include, but not limited to):
- Using computer applications
- Answering telephones
- Greeting patients
- Updating and filing patient medical records
- Coding and filling out insurance forms
- Scheduling appointments
- Arranging for hospital admissions and laboratory services
- Handling correspondence, billing, and bookkeeping
We are a private, professional school, with the primary objective of training career-oriented students to obtain licensure in the State of Ohio as a licensed massage therapist. We also provide a continuing education to the licensed practitioner.
Our goals are to professionally educate the student in the field of medical assisting to enter the health profession, to promote critical thinking skills, and to impress upon the student an acute awareness of the medical benefit.
Financial Aid Available for Those Who Qualify
- Dayton, OH
Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.
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