MEDICAL ASSISTANT

WHAT EXACTLY CAN I EXPECT FROM THE MEDICAL ASSISTANT PROGRAM?
Florida Vocational Institute’s Medical Assistant program is designed to offer students a clear understanding of medical career skills, both clinical and administrative, which will prepare them for employment in the allied health field. Visualize training under the guidance of a physician or practitioner, learning how to take vital signs, take x-rays, remove stitches, and perform basic lab work like urinalysis.  You will learn everything from medical terminology to the structure and function of the human body, its chemical processes, and the pathology of diseases.  You will also learn how to handle the administrative duties of medical office management including reception, record management, insurance billing, and scheduling appointments.  As a medical assistant, your job is to assist the physician in many ways, which usually includes recording patients’ medical history, explaining medications, sanitizing instruments, and restocking medical supplies.  You are also usually the first one to see the patient and prep them before they see the doctor. Our program prepares you to handle all these tasks with ease.

WHAT KIND OF JOB CAN I GET AS A GRADUATE?
Our Medical Assistant program provides students with the knowledge and training to become an entry-level medical assistant professional in most healthcare facilities. Our graduates may find employment at medical clinics, hospitals, physician’s offices, and even in healthcare facilities for specialized medicine such as optometry, gynecology, and pediatrics. If you want to gain a position as a medical assistant professional in a rising career field, Florida Vocational Institute’s Medical Assistant program is the path to take!

DO I NEED TO BE CERTIFIED?
No, you do not need to be certified, but Florida Vocational Institute strongly advises all of our students to take the medical assistant certification exam (CCMA), which we administer at our learning facility.

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