Medical Assistant Training at Lamson
Medical Assistants are valuable members of the healthcare profession; at Lamson, you can master the skills you need to obtain your first job.
Hands-on, practical training will teach you how to complete clinical tasks including:
- Measuring patients’ vital signs
- Administering medications and injections
- Recording information in medical recordkeeping systems
- Preparing and handling medical instruments and supplies
- Collecting and preparing specimens of bodily fluids and tissues for laboratory testing
Learn the knowledge and skill to complete administrative tasks including:
- Answering telephones, greeting patients, scheduling appointments, and handling correspondence
- Filing and maintaining patients’ medical records
- Filling out insurance forms
- Arranging for hospital admission and laboratory services
- Handling billing and bookkeeping
- Acting as a patient coordinator by providing a means of communication between the patient and the medical staff
Get industry-recognized certifications that demonstrate your knowledge and skill and can help get you hired.
Graduates will hold a Basic Life Support For Healthcare Providers (BLS) certification from the American Heart Association (AHA), OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens, and HIPAA certification, each required by potential employers, and will also be prepared to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant (MA1) and/or Certified Clinical & Administrative Assistant (MA1) certifications from the MedCA certifying agency.Graduates may also choose to sit for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (PH1) certification or the Certified EKG Technician (EKG1) certification from the MedCA certifying agency.
Why train to be a Medical Assistant?
With an aging population, increasing life expectancies, and more people than ever before with health insurance, the healthcare industry in the U.S. is booming, and there is an increasing demand for allied health professionals such as medical assistants! Medical assistants are valuable members of the healthcare profession, working with and alongside doctors to treat and take care of patients in need. Medical assisting is a career that requires heart and deep compassion; it is a challenging career but very rewarding.
What does a Medical Assistant do?
Medical assistants complete a variety of administrative and clinical tasks. Clinical tasks include measuring patients’ vital signs, administering medications and injections, recording information in medical recordkeeping systems, preparing and handling medical instruments and supplies, and collecting and preparing specimens of bodily fluids and tissues for laboratory testing. Administrative duties include answering telephones, greeting patients, updating and filing patients’ medical records, filling out insurance forms, handling correspondence, scheduling appointments, arranging for hospital admission and laboratory services, and handling billing and bookkeeping. Medical assistants also act as a patient coordinator by providing a means of communication between patients, doctors and other health care providers.
What is the job outlook for Medical Assistants?
Medical Assistants are in high demand!
- Employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 18% from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations (BLS)
- An aging population in the United States is leading to greater demand for healthcare services and the professionals that provide them
- Projected growth of nearly 133,000 new medical assisting jobs in the U.S. in the coming years (BLS)
Where can Medical Assistants work?
Graduates of Lamson’s Medical Assistant training program are prepared to work in:
- Medical clinics
- Private medical practices
- Private labs
Allied health professionals, including medical assistants, may find work in almost any town or city across the country.
If you are ready to take the first step towards a career in which you can help others and be proud of what you do, Lamson has a tremendous training program and facility to train you for success as a medical assistant!
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