Can you get a secure job possible with medical assistant training?

Yes, definitely!

Training plays a major role in study program and if one wants a secure job in medical field, alongside do not want to spend years in learning medical terminologies like doctors and nurses do then medical assistant training course is an ideal option.

However, before pursing training, you need to be aware of certain facts. Let us take a quick look on that:

What is medical assistant training for?

People who do not have enough time and resources for medical study, for them training in medical assistance field, is the answer.
What things are covered in training program?

Basic things that are covered in training program of medical assistance:

  • Administrative skills
  • Patient relations and interpersonal skills
  • Office protocol and procedures
  • Legal and ethical issues related to the medical field
  • Clinical and diagnostic procedures
  • Keeping of patient records up to date and in good order
  • First aid skills
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Anatomy
  • Basic computer skills
  • Laboratories techniques
  • Billing and coding (for insurance purposes)
  • Terminology related to the medical field
  • Administer medication

What duties one need to carry, once training is completed?

Duties are categorized based on few things like type and size of health care center. In other words, if you work in a small office your tasks are more likely to be general. However, if you work in big office, you are likely to have more specialized role to play as a medical assistant. The basic tasks of a medical assistant are:
  • Collecting specimens from patients
  • Send the specimens for processing
  • Administer medications under supervision
  • Maintain patient’s medical records
  • Keep track of appointments, scheduling and cancellation
  • Giving healthy tips to patients
  • Perform diagnostic exams
  • Assist with medical exams
  • Transcribe the patient’s medical information into the necessary charts
  • Process insurance claims
  • Keep track of insurance records
  • Making sure that payments are made by patients
  • Working conditions of a medical assistant:
  • Candidate will in clean environment
  • Need to interact with patients, doctors, nurse, and other higher authorities. Besides this, also need to interact with insurance companies
  • Handle numerous responsibilities at the same time
  • Work in regular hours that is about 40 hours in a week
  • Opportunity to work part time as well

Various centers where a medical assistant can work after pursuing training:
  • Health clinics
  • Insurance companies
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Laboratories
  • Medical supply houses
  • Private doctor’s offices