Platt College: Medical Assistant Associate Degree
Platt College’s Medical Assisting program prepares you to enter the fast-growing health care field. Enroll in Platt College’s designated Schools for Medical Assistant to earn your Associate’s Degree in Medical Assisting in as little as 15 months!
Medical Assistants are multi-talented Health Care industry professionals. These individuals possess a broad scope of knowledge and skills that makes them ideal professionals for any clinical care setting. Medical Assistants are skilled in performing routine clinical and administrative procedures for physician’s offices, outpatient clinics and other health care facilities. Some of these clinical skills include venipuncture, injections, physical therapy, and electrocardiography among others.
Platt College’s Medical Assisting program is right for you.
Complete a clinical externship as part of your education to help you gain practical experience.
In a typical day as a Medical Assistant, you might:
- Take and read vital signs
- Perform venipuncture (blood draw)
- Administer injections
- Prepare patients to be seen by a physician
- Perform diagnostic procedures
- Perform basic lab procedures
- Update and maintain patient charts and medical records
- Take patient histories
- Schedule appointments
- Assist in cast application and removal
There are a variety of opportunities for employment available to graduates who have obtained their medical assisting degree.
Some of the most well-known degrees are Medical Assistant, Ophthalmic Medical Assistant, and Pediatric Medical Assistant.
Career opportunities can be found across many active industries, such as medical offices, hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, ambulatory settings, as well as home health agencies.
Graduates who have obtained the Medical Assistant Associate Degree at Platt College are eligible to earn their national certification in Medical Assisting from the National Center.
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