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Clinical Medical Assistant

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Clinical Medical Assistant

The program prepares students to work with clinical coordinators or practice administrators. As a Clinical Medical Assistant you will be involved in the comprehensive medical billing and setup of patients for medical facilities.  You will also be involved in the practice and management of a medical office in areas such as receptionist duties, telephone techniques, appointment scheduling, verbal and written communications, medical and non-medical record management. You will learn basic patient setup for triage care and perform routine administrative and clinical tasks to keep the offices of physicians and other health practitioners run smoothly.

Clinical duties vary according to state law and include: taking medical histories and recording vital signs, explaining treatment procedures to patients, preparing patients for examination, and assisting the physician during the examination.


You will take classes that prepare you to:

  • Patient Care
  • Medical Office Administration
  • Phlebotomy
  • EKG
  • Medical Terminology
  • Intro to Anatomy and Physiology
  • Vital Signs
  • Safety protocols
  • The Medical Record
  • Patient Reception
  • Medical Billing and Coding


Job Outlook

Employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 29 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. The growth of the aging baby-boom population will continue to increase demand for preventive medical services, which are often provided by physicians. As a result, physicians will hire more assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties, allowing the physicians to see more patients..


The average Medical Assistant salary in the United States is $34,657 as of October 31, 2018, but the range typically falls between $31,950 and $37,424. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession.

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Clinical Medical Assistants primarily work for the following employers:

  • Physician offices
  • Public & Private hospitals
  • Public & Private hospitals
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Health Practitioners such as Chiropractic and Optometry offices
  • College and university health facilities

Clinical Medical Assistant is an entry-level healthcare position. As such, there is the opportunity to grow into more advanced positions by obtaining additional formal training and relevant credentials.

Job titles in this occupation can also include variations such as:

  • Administrative Medical Assistant
  • Specialized Medical Assistant

The MK Education Clinical Medical Assistant Program prepares students for the following certification exams:

  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Exam (CCMA) offered by the National Healthcare Association (NHA) www.nhanow.com


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