Start a Career in the Fast Growing Healthcare Field with Medical Assistant Training in Chattanooga, TN
If you’re looking for a career where your skills are always in demand, the healthcare industry is a great place to start. As medicine advances and the population ages, more and more people will rely on healthcare services.
In as little as 18 months, you can earn an Associate of Applied Science degree through our Medical Assisting program. That means you can be out of the classroom in less than two years!
This is a CampusFlex track program. What does this mean for you? You will take your classes on-campus in a traditional group setting and will then complete some of your coursework online.
Our students come from all over the region, so if you live in East Ridge, Hixson, Signal Mountain, Jasper, Cleveland or surrounding areas, read on to learn how Miller-Motte Technical College can help you achieve your career goals.
Why Choose Medical Assistant Training From Miller-Motte Technical College?
At Miller-Motte Technical College, our qualified instructors will teach you the latest industry techniques. You’ll also have access to industry equipment to practice on in our medical labs.
Read on for sampling of what you’ll learn during Medical Assistant classes:
- Respiratory, Cardiovascular, Blood, Lymphatic, and Immune 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 respiratory, cardiovascular, blood, lymphatic and immune 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.
- Medical Office Systems: This course provides a working knowledge of the administrative and financial duties performed in the medical office setting, including the utilization of Electronic Health Records (EHR). Students learn to organize and plan assigned tasks, set priorities and make decisions as a member of the healthcare team.
- 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 learn about completing CMS1500 Claim Forms and processing and billing insurance claims. Methods of pre-certification, pre-authorization and referrals will also be examined.
Towards the end of your Medical Assisting program, you’ll participate in an externship at a local, suitable physician’s office or ambulatory health care facility under the supervision of the practicum coordinator and site preceptor. During the externship you will have the opportunity to practice your Medical Assisting skills. It gives you the opportunity to learn from and network with professionals in your field. It’s also an excellent way to show employers that you have the work experience needed to be successful. To learn more about this program and others we offer, download our catalog.
Careers in Medical Assisting
At Miller-Motte Technical College, we strive to make our students stand out in the job market and we do that by providing them with a wide range of skills employers are actively searching for. This way, no matter where you go, you’ll be able to land a job you love.
After completing your training at Miller-Motte you could work as a Medical Assistant.
Medical Assistants are an important part of any doctor’s office, hospital or clinic. They assist healthcare providers and patients by scheduling appointments, managing insurance billing and coding and maintaining medical records. They also perform clinical duties, recording vital signs, drawing blood and more.
Start a New Career With Just One Phone Call!
At Miller-Motte Technical College, we believe all students deserve the opportunity to have quality career training. That’s why our Admissions Representatives provide personalized support.
Our Admissions Representatives will help you find the right career path and financial aid options available for those who qualify, so if you’re looking for a Medical Assisting program in Chattanooga, give us a call at 800.705.9182 to learn how Miller-Motte Technical College can help you achieve your career goals. For additional information on our career programs, click here to request more information online.*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 (visited August 11, 2015).