Jump-start Your Career with Medical Assistant Training in Charleston, SC
Do you enjoy working as a team? Do you have a great eye for detail? If so, training to become a Medical Assistant in Charleston, SC can be the perfect way to begin your new career. In as little as 15 months, you could earn your Medical Clinical Assistant Diploma and open the door to a better life!
We’ve helped students all over the Charleston, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant and Goose Creek areas of South Carolina gain the credentials needed to begin careers in the field of Medical Assisting. We can do the same for you.
This is a Hybrid track program. What does this mean for you? You’ll spend a few hours each week at the campus for face-to-face training and support. You will then take most of your coursework online with video, audio and text-based lessons and interactive discussion groups. It’s the best of both worlds, for your convenience.
What You’ll Learn during Medical Assistant Training
Miller-Motte Technical College's Medical Clinical Assistant program uses a unique combination of classroom instruction and real-world experience to fully prepare you for a new career. In addition to the skills and knowledge you need for a Medical Assisting career, you will also learn how to find a job and prepare for interviews.
Here are some examples of the courses you will take during your Medical Clinical Assistant program:
- Medical Insurance Billing: Students will explain the guidelines of Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs), Traditional Insurance, Group Plans, Individual Plans and Government Sponsored Plans. Students will l earn about completing CMS1500 Claim Forms, and processing and billing insurance claims. Methods of pre-certification, pre-authorization and referrals will also be examined.
- Clinical Foundations: This competency-based course focuses on the clinical medical assisting skills required to prepare the patient for examination and to assist the Physician during patient examination and treatment. Infection control and safety and AIDS-related precautions are stressed.
- Clinical Specialties: This competency based course teaches the skills necessary to perform selected diagnostic procedures used in general medicine and specialty Physician offices to include assisting with surgical procedures, specialty examination, medication administration, allergy testing, electrocardiography, respiratory testing, wound care, catheterization assisting patients prepare for diagnostic imaging studies. Risk management HIPAA, infection control, safety and blood borne pathogen precautions are stressed.
After completing our Medical Clinical Assistant program, you'll be prepared to take the Medical Assistant Certification exam. For more information about specific courses, download our Course Catalog.
What Career Opportunity Will You Have After Completing Medical Assistant Training?
The medical field is one of the fastest-growing industries in America and is a great choice for those looking for a new career. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the need for Medical Assistants to grow 29% by 2022.*
So after completing your training, you could find work as a Medical Assistant.
As a Medical Assistant, you’ll be essential to any medical team because behind every effective Doctor is a good Medical Assistant. Working with Doctors, you will help keep patients relaxed and happy through proper patient care. This includes maintaining medical records, performing billing and coding and scheduling appointments.
Start on the Path to a New Career! Call Today to Learn How!
Take the first step to a new career by enrolling in the Medical Clinical Assistant program at Miller-Motte Technical College in Charleston, SC. We are committed to answering all of your questions and helping you successfully begin on your new career path. To learn more, call us at 800.705.9182 or click here to request more information.*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Medical Assistants, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm.