Perform clerical or clinical duties in a hospital, clinic or a physician’s office.
A medical assistant performs clerical and/or clinical duties for physicians in their office or other medical settings. The purpose of this program is to prepare students to take the national certification exam for CMA (Certified Medical Assistant) offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants or the RMA (Registered Medical Assistant) offered by the American Medical Technologists.
Clerical duties may include scheduling and receiving patients, maintaining medical records, handling telephones calls, and assuming responsibilities for billing, collections, and insurance claims. Clinical duties may include preparing patients for examination and/or treatment; obtaining the blood pressure, pulse, and temperature; administering medication; assisting the physician in the examination; performing phlebotomy, medical laboratory procedure, and electrocardiograms.
A well-trained support staff is a tremendous asset to any clinical, medical, or dental setting. Skilled personnel is needed in a variety of areas such as physicians and dental offices, long-time-care facilities and hospitals, and medical insurance companies.
- Medical Assistant
- Physician Assistant
Employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 29% from 2016 to 2026.
The average wage for this career in Florida is $16.31 hourly or $34,800 annually.
The entire program is 1300 hours. Certain Adult Education Centers do not offer all components of the program. Full completion of the program may be completed at a Technical College. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):
|OCP A||Basic Healthcare Worker||90 Hours|
|OCP B||Introduction to Medical Assisting|
Medical Office Procedures
|OCP C||Phlebotomist, MA||75 Hours|
|OCP D||EKG Aide, MA||75 Hours|
|OCP E||Clinical Assisting|
Pharmacology for Medical Assisting
|Total Hours: 1300|
Location & Course’s Schedule:
Medical Assistant is available at the following school (s):
|American Adult Education Center||Monday - Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.|
|D.A. Dorsey Technical College||Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.|
|Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical College||Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:10 p.m.|
|Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College||Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.|
|South Dade Technical College||Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.|
Note: Instruction available in English and Spanish in American Adult Education Center.
Contact Information at the Location:
Additional information can be provided by student services:
|LOCATION||COUNSELOR / REGISTRAR||PHONE NUMBER|
|American Adult Education Center|
|Dr. Maria Llossas|
|D.A. Dorsey Technical College|
Don Hylor Jr.
|Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical College|
|Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College|
|South Dade Technical College|
|Oscar de Leon||Ext. 2111|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Assistants, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm.