Central Career School's Medical Assistant program is designed to prepare Medical Assistants as multi-skilled health professionals specifically educated to work in ambulatory settings performing administrative and clinical duties. The practice of medical assisting directly influences the public's health and well-being, and requires mastery of a complex body of knowledge and specialized skills requiring both formal education and practical experience that serve as standards for entry into the profession.
At the completion of the program, graduates who have diligently attended class and their externship, studied, and practiced their skills should have the necessary skills to seek entry level employment as medical assistants.
- Take vital signs
- Apply principles of infection control
- Prepare and maintain examination and treatment area
- Interview and take patient history
- Prepare patients for procedures
- Assist physician with examinations and treatments
- Perform selected tests that assist with diagnosis and treatment
- Perform immunological and microbiological tests and record results
- Run an electrocardiogram (EKG) and record results
- Screen and follow up patient test results
- Maintain medical records
- Serve as liaison between physician and patients
- Use medical terminology appropriately
- Anatomy and physiology