If you are interested in a medical assistant school, then Contra Costa Medical Career College could be just right for you! The Clinical Medical Assistant program provides the training that can help you get a medical assistant career in only 14 weeks. For more information on Contra Costa Medical Career College’s Medical Assisting Certificate program click here or call us at (925) 757-2900 today!
Medical Assistant jobs are the hottest healthcare careers in today’s marketplace. As a Medical Assistant, you can share your compassion and care with patients in your choice of medical situations – from primary care physicians’ offices to specialists’ offices to Urgent Care Clinics.
What do Clinical Medical Assistants do?
Clinical duties performed by Medical Assistants vary according to State law and may include taking medical histories and recording vital signs, explaining treatment procedures to patients, preparing patients for examination, and assisting the physician during the examination. CCMCC’s Medical Assistants are trained to collect and prepare laboratory specimens or perform basic laboratory tests on the premises, dispose of contaminated supplies and sterilize medical instruments. Medical Assistant training also includes how to instruct patients about medications and special diets, prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician, authorize drug refills as directed, telephone prescriptions to a pharmacy, draw blood and give injections, prepare patients for X-rays, take electrocardiograms, remove sutures and change dressings. This course also includes in depth terminology curriculum.
When Medical Administrative Assistant/Billing& Coding Specialist and Clinical Medical Assistant are taken in conjunction, there will be only one registration fee AND only one-160 hour externship will be required. Tuition for the second of the two courses taken will also be reduced by $200.00.
Where do Medical Assistants work?
- Urgent Care Clinics
- Doctors’ Offices
- Medical Clinics
- Home Health Care Organizations
Medical assistants is projected to be the fastest growing occupation over the 2002-14 period. Job prospects should be best for medical assistants with formal training or experience, particularly those with certification.
* Source U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
A letter to CCMCC from a greatful Certified Clinical Medical Assistant:
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Contra Costa Medical Career College for a GREAT educational experience. Finding CCMCC was definitly a blessing! Living in the South Bay Area and making the commute to CCMCC was a small price to pay for the accomplishment that I have achieved. In just a few months and at a fraction of the cost of competing colleges, I became a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant.
My teacher, Nicole McCain, really prepared me for a career in medicine. Not only did she pass down her knowledge from her many years of experience, she was a motivator and never once forgot to acknowledge the potential she saw in me. Mindi Orozco, externship coordinator, made sure that I was placed into an externship site quickly after class ended. She found a site that I preferred and made sure it was close to home. Throughout my externship, Mindi made sure she was available to offer her support and advice. She kept me going in the right direction. In fact, I was offered a job at my externship site.
In only five months, I completed a Clinical Medical Assistant course, passed the National Certification Exam, finished my externship and landed a job. Thank you so much CCMCC for providing a GREAT college and helping me make a life changing career move!
Candice Barnes, CCMA
Total Fees paid to Institution:
Registration Fee: $75.00
STRF Fee: $7.50
Students are also responsible for the following fees NOT paid directly to Institution:
BLS American Heart Association for Health Care Providers: $85.00
Background check and drug screen: $122.00
Optional Fees upon program completion:
Clinical Medical Assistant NHA Certification Exam: $179.00