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Clinical Medical Assisting

Clinical Medical Assisting


Career Outlook:

Earning Potential:

Median $37,190/year

Job Growth:

+16% (Above Average)

 



Topics:

  • Basic Hematology
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Administering Non-injectable Medications
  • Basic Guidelines for Administration of Injections
  • Pharmacology
  • Recording Vital Signs
  • The Physical Examination
  • Specialty Exams and Procedures
  • Medical Asepsis and Infection Control
  • Surgical Asepsis and Sterilization Techniques
  • Surgical Instruments
  • Assisting with Minor Office Surgeries
  • Introduction to the Medical Laboratory
  • Medical Bill Law, Ethics and Healthcare
  • Billing and Overview Coding: An Overview
  • And more!

Program Overview

The Clinical Medical Assisting Career Technical Program offered by Collins Career Technical Center in Ohio is a two-year program that provides high school students with the necessary knowledge and skills to become clinical medical assistants. Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam, recognized throughout the United States and can lead to various career opportunities in the healthcare industry.

Clinical Medical Assistants are responsible for multiple tasks, including working directly with patients, assisting with procedures and exams, and supporting the work of healthcare professionals. Due to the increasing complexity of their role, students in the program can obtain two certifications, making them valuable assets to any healthcare organization.

Overall, the Clinical Medical Assisting Career Technical Program is an excellent choice for high school students in Ohio interested in pursuing a career in the medical field. The program provides a comprehensive education and practical experience, allowing students to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to become successful clinical medical assistants.


What Do Clinical Medical Assistants Do?

Medical assistants typically do the following:

  • Record patient history and personal information
  • Measure vital signs, such as blood pressure
  • Help physicians with patient examinations
  • Give patients injections or medications as directed by physicians and as permitted by state law
  • Schedule patient appointments
  • Prepare blood samples for laboratory tests
  • Enter patient information into medical records

Careers in this Field

Graduates of the Clinical Medical Assisting Career Technical Program may be qualified for entry-level positions in a variety of healthcare settings, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Private practices
  • Nursing homes
  • Home health agencies
  • Urgent care centers

Additionally, the CCMA credential may provide a pathway to further education and training in the healthcare industry, such as pursuing a higher level of licensure or obtaining additional certifications. The program also provides a strong foundation for students interested in pursuing a variety of healthcare-related fields, including nursing, medical assisting, and healthcare administration.


Faculty

Josh Carl

Medical Assistant Teacher
School: 563

Meghan Gillum

Health and Services Academies Supervisor
School: 428

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