Medical Assistant Program
9 – 13 months
|Duration||9 – 13 months in class|
|Externship||160 hours hands on training|
|Average Median Salary||$40,700**|
*Medical Assistants held about 743,500 jobs in 2021. The largest employers of medical assistants were as follows:
*All stats above from: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm#tab-1
**CA Median Pay: https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes319092.htm#st
What is our Medical Assistant Certification Course?
Our Medical Assistant Program prepares you for a rewarding career in the medical field. In just 9 months (or 900 hours), you’ll acquire all the essential skills needed to work as a Medical Assistant. The program is accredited and offers the option to earn an Associate’s degree.
Designed for immediate employment upon graduation, our course emphasizes theoretical and practical knowledge, vital for success in the medical industry. You’ll participate in lectures, hands-on skills labs, and an externship at a medical facility. Additionally, the course readies you for the Certified Medical Assistant national exam.
Medical Assistants play a crucial role in healthcare facilities, supporting physicians with administrative and clinical tasks. The demand for certified Medical Assistants is rapidly increasing, making it a competitive and high-demand career. At RCI, an ABHES accredited school, our comprehensive training program ensures you meet the rigorous standards of this profession.
What about the optional Associates Degree in Medical Assisting?
For those seeking a degree, we offer an optional add-on to our standard Clinical Medical Assistant program. The extended 12-13 month program allows you to earn your Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Medical Assisting. You can start working as a Medical Assistant after 9 months while continuing your classes to complete the degree. Our associates level degree course is designed for immediate employment opportunities and includes preparation for the Certified Medical Assistant national exam.
Become a Certified Medical Assistant ASAP
Prefer to become a Certified Medical Assistant quickly? Our 900-hour MA certification program covers all core Medical Assisting skills and allows you to skip general education courses required for the AAS degree. Graduating in just 9 months, you’ll be fully qualified to work as a Medical Assistant, with the added benefit of Phlebotomy & EKG Certificates included for free in our 2-in-1 option.
MA Course & Degree Description
Join our Associate of Applied Science Degree in Medical Clinical Assisting Program, a comprehensive 1260-hour / 54-week course. The program includes 875 hours / 40 weeks of theory and practical classes, followed by 225 hours / 10 weeks of General Education (GE). Afterward, you’ll complete a 160-hour / 4-week clinical externship, applying your classroom knowledge in a real-world setting. The RCI Medical Clinical Assisting Program is 900 hours which does not include GE courses.
Upon graduation, you’ll be equipped to handle both front and back-office medical assisting duties, ready for immediate employment.
We offer an exclusive 2-In-1 course bundle option, available only to RCI students. This unique bundle combines your Medical Assistant Degree with Phlebotomy and EKG Certificates, providing you with a versatile skillset. By taking this bundle, you’ll have the opportunity to include our State and Nationally Certified Phlebotomy training course and National Electrocardiograph with intro Holter Monitor training. Successful completion of the 2-In-1 program earns you three state and nationally recognized certificates in Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy (CPT1), and EKG.
Our MA program at RCI prepares you to become a skilled medical professional dedicated to patient care management. You’ll perform administrative and clinical duties, including handling emergency situations, facilities, and personnel. With opportunities in physicians’ offices, clinics, hospitals, and medical facilities, you’ll be supervised by a physician while making a meaningful impact in the healthcare industry.
Medical/Financial Records Management, Medical Insurance
Medical Report Transcription
Patient Appointment Scheduling
Preparation of Patients for Examination
Assisting in Minor Surgery
Electrocardiographs, and much more!
|INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL ASSISTING & MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY|
|HEALTHCARE & ADMINISTRATIVE|
RCI offers an extensive externship program for all Medical Assisting students. In addition to classroom instruction, RCI students will complete their MA Certification program as externs in a professional healthcare facility (e.g., hospital, medical clinic, etc.), gaining hands-on practical training on real patients under the supervision of professionally trained staff.
Students are required to complete 160 hours of clinical experience during which they will work with a preceptor to acquire the training needed to become successful Medical Assistants. Our externship instruction will give you the opportunity to apply the practical skills you’ve learned in the classroom to a real-world professional medical healthcare setting. You will work with actual patients under the supervision of experienced medical healthcare professionals.
In order to ensure that applicants meet the entry level requirements for training that will lead toward certification, we require certain documentation for students enrolling in our MCA/MA course. You must be 18 years old or above AND
A copy of ONE of the following documents is required:
High School Diploma: A high school diploma and transcript from an institution in the United States of America to be provided by the applicant
General Education Diploma (GED): Passing verification from certifying agency to be provided by applicant
RCI does not provide student Visas or any other type of Visa for entry into the United States. If student has gained entry access into the United States through, perhaps a travel Visa, student enrollment into a short program might be possible.
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