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Become A Medical Assistant

Have you always wanted to work in the medical field? Has helping others been a dream of yours? Well, you need not look any further: a career in Medical Assisting may be the answer. Medical Assistants are considered the heartbeat of the medical team; they function as members of the health care delivery team and perform a variety of administrative and clinical procedures. National Career College has Medical Assistant schools in Los Angeles that will help you obtain the necessary medical assisting skills and knowledge and will prepare you for an entry-level position as a medical assistant. Our medical assistant programs are designed to teach you both administrative and clinical procedure.
 

What does a Medical Assistant do?

Our Medical Assistant programs in Los Angeles provide instruction in both administrative and clinical procedure. You will be learning about front and back office procedures, like preparing the patient to see the doctor, taking vital signs, and running routine laboratory and diagnostic tests.
 

What will I learn in the Medical Assistant Training & Courses?

The Medical Assistant program at NCC is comprised of theory, laboratory, and externship modules including:

  • Medical Assistant Roles and Responsibilities
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Office Procedures
  • Medical Office Finance
  • Pharmacology
  • Taking Vital Signs
  • Venipuncture
  • Employment Preparation & Externship

 

Courses Covered

  • Medical Assistant Roles and Responsibilities Course

    Medical Assistant Roles and Responsibilities Course

    The Medical Assistant Roles and Responsibilities Program at NCC in Los Angeles is an introduction to your future career. You will review the history of medicine, health care ethics, and professional responsibilities of medical assistants. We cover communication between co-workers and patients, including medical terminology courses.

    In addition, our medical assisting programs cover beginner techniques for instrument sterilization, minor surgeries, common instrument identification, and emergency medical response. Our medical assistant schools will prepare you for a lucrative career for an in-demand occupation.

  • Anatomy & Physiology Course

    Anatomy & Physiology Course

    NCC medical assistant schools in Los Angeles include multiple courses on Anatomy & Physiology, which introduces students to clinical aspects of the profession. Learn about phlebotomy, cardiopulmonary procedures, and injections. You will review human anatomy, like circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, nervous, and immune systems.

    Your daily routine as a student will include lectures, labs, and computer work, which require your complete attention and participation while attending National Career College. You will be provided instruction in standards for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), patient preparation, and assisting the doctor in procedures. Laboratory work includes using a microscope and the collection and preparation of samples for testing.

  • Medical Terminology Course

    Medical Terminology Course

    National Career College offers medical terminology courses as one of the first lessons in the Medical Assisting Training Program. The language used in the profession acts as the building blocks of your education and is crucial for the rest of your courses. You will learn anatomical parts, medical instruments, and physiology terms en route to your Medical Assisting degree. NCC medical assistant schools in Los Angeles will prepare you for a hectic, but rewarding, career helping doctors treat their patients.

  • Medical Office Procedures Course

    Medical Office Procedures Course

    In NCC Medical Office Administration courses, you will learn the necessary procedures for a career as a medical assistant. Our programs in Los Angeles teach students how to properly file patient paperwork and medical records, focusing on accuracy and confidentiality. You will be instructed in manual and computerized filing systems.

    Front desk etiquette, like answering telephones, scheduling appointments, and greeting patients, will also be covered in this training program. Typing skills and computer usage may also be reviewed.

  • Medical Office Finance Course

    Medical Office Finance Course

    This introductory course to medical office finance will instruct students on billing, collecting, and bookkeeping procedures. National Career College professors teach students about the different types of insurance, CPT coding, ICD-9 coding, and health care forms that are commonly used.

    Computer and keyboarding skills will be instructed using specifically designed software. You will also receive instruction in various health care computer programs frequently used by medical assistants for finance tracking. NCC programs in Los Angeles prepare students for their career by providing essential management skills for the physicians’ office.

  • Pharmacology Course

    Pharmacology Course

    Study basic theory and clinical information related to medication and drugs in our Pharmacology course. NCC Medical Assisting training programs in Los Angeles prepare students for their future careers with extensive coverage of drug classifications, dosages, sources, measurements, regulatory requirements, and administration. Career development is our priority so that students attending our school are ready for a career after graduation and externship.

    Our emphasis with this medical assisting training course is safety. We supervise students to ensure accuracy in filling prescriptions and following government regulations. Students will receive guidance in properly administering medication so that both the patient receiving the medication and the student administering it are safe. This practice is crucial to your career as a medical assistant.

  • Employment Preparation & Externship

    Employment Preparation & Externship

    At the conclusion of your studies at National Career College in Los Angeles, you will be offered a medical externship opportunity at a doctor’s office or other health care clinic. This opportunity gives students a chance to apply their medical assisting education in a supervised setting. Common tasks include front desk work, setting up appointments, assisting the doctor, administering medication, talking with patients, and filing paperwork.

    In your clinical externship, you will be able to observe firsthand the inner workings of a medical facility. You will be offered guidance in basic tasks, with the opportunity to discuss, evaluate, ask questions, and learn.

    This employment preparation will make you ready to start your new career and increase the likelihood of finding a medical assistant job. In some occasions, externships can lead directly to employment, but it is not guaranteed.