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 18 months, you could earn your Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting 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 will take most of your coursework online with video, audio and text-based lessons and interactive discussion groups. You’ll then spend a few hours each week at the campus for face-to-face training. It’s the best of both worlds, for your convenience.
What You’ll Learn during Medical Assistant Training
Miller-Motte Technical College's Medical Assisting 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 career in Medical Assisting, you will also learn how to find a job and prepare for interviews.
Here are some examples of the classes you will take during your Medical Assisting program:
- Integumentary, Skeletal, Muscular and Gastrointestinal Systems: Students will undertake a system-by-system anatomical study of the human body and basic principles of physiology. This course will cover the structure, functions and conditions/diseases of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and gastrointestinal systems. In addition, the medical terminology applicable to these body systems will be addressed, with emphasis on word construction, proper usage and acceptable medical abbreviations.
- Allied Health Orientation: This course will introduce allied health students to various roles of medical professionals. Student will be trained in scope of practice, legal and ethical responsibilities and governmental compliance required within allied health professions.
- Pathology: The course examines the disease process for all body systems as well as how each disease process affects the body as a whole. Students will learn proper methods to successfully educate patients and their family members on the disease process, prevention and health maintenance.
After completing our Medical Assisting program, you'll be prepared to take the Medical Assistant Certification exam. For more information about specific classes, download our Course Catalog.
What Career Opportunities Will You Have After Completing Medical Assistant Classes?
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.*
For example, after completing your training you could become a Medical Assistant.
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 Assisting 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.