Medical assistants aid physicians by performing administrative duties and handling basic clinical tasks. They work in doctors' offices, hospitals, and medical clinics, helping to keep operations running smoothly and efficiently. The job description of a medical assistant varies from office to office. Some assistants do patient and laboratory work exclusively. Others are responsible for medical records, bookkeeping, and answering phones. In most small offices, medical assistants may handle all these tasks.
CES’ trains students to assist with supportive and direct patient care services at different healthcare facilities. The program consists of a total of 660 hours. 500 of those hours are classroom and simulation and the remaining 160 hours are reserved for a clinical externship. Program graduates are eligible to sit for the Nation Healthcareer Association certification exam.
Requirements: High school diploma/ GED, completed vaccination form, physical within the last 10 months, BCI from the Attorney General’s Office
Annual Median Salary: $29,370 per year / $14.12 per hour
Job Outlook: Increase 29% from 2012 - 2022