Posted on December 9, 2015

Nothing is more rewarding than the feeling you get from helping others. When you make the lives of those around you even a little easier, you’re doing something that matters and that makes a difference. 

Working in the medical field gives you these opportunities every day. People look to you for knowledge and guidance, and you can feel confident and proud of the work you do. If you have a passion for helping people, pursue a career in Medical Assisting that will not only allow you to provide an essential service to others, but also leave you feeling fulfilled.

Medical Assistants can feel confident not only in their successful ability to help people, but also in their job prospects and future: the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects job opportunities to grow 29% by 2022. This short program at Miller-Motte College Fayetteville prepares students for an exciting career as an essential member of the healthcare team.

Taking the Sting out of Doctor Visits

While doctors’ busy schedules may allow them only a few minutes with their patients, Medical Assistants are with their patients from start to finish, helping with paperwork, talking through symptoms and issues and calming worried nerves. Acting as the liaison between doctor and patient, Medical Assistants can help to easily explain complicated procedures or medications. Medical Assistants are crucial members of the healthcare team, whether they are working in a hospital setting or in the office of a physician, pediatrician or even a dermatologist.

Depending on their qualifications and role, Medical Assistants and Medical Secretaries can be expected to perform a variety of administrative and clinical duties. Miller-Motte College’s occupational program training will prepare you for the duties listed below, although you may have different responsibilities in different medical settings:

Administrative Duties 

  • Using computer applications to send and receive medical or billing information
  • Answering phones, scheduling appointments and responding to patient inquiries
  • Updating, coding and filing patient medical records
  • Arranging hospital admissions and laboratory services 

Clinical Duties 

  • Taking medical histories
  • Explaining treatment procedures to patients
  • Preparing patients for examination
  • Assisting the physician during exams
  • Collecting and preparing laboratory specimens, and performing basic laboratory tests
  • Instructing patients about medication and special diets
  • Preparing and administering medications as directed by a doctor
  • Drawing blood
  • Taking electrocardiograms
  • Removing sutures and changing dressings

Miller-Motte College Fayetteville, NC: Creating Careers that Help People

Deciding on a career, or entering into a new one later in life, can be a difficult decision to make, but we’re here to help. Miller-Motte College’s Medical Assisting vocational program can guide you towards a rewarding and financially secure career built on the motivation to help others. 

Click on the links below for more information about each of our medical programs, or contact an Admissions Representative to learn more.