Medical Assistants work in all types of physicians’ offices and medical facilities in both the front and back of the medical office.  Florida Education Institute’s Medical Assistant program covers both the administrative (front) and clinical (back) skills for this profession.  The Medical Assistant duties vary due to the type of medical facility, location, and size of the organization.

What Does a Medical Assistant Do

Medical Assistants perform administrative and clinical duties usually under the direction of a physician and they help medical offices run smoothly.  Medical Assistants provide valuable health care services to patients.  Medical Assistants typically do the following:

• Measure vital signs, such as blood pressure, temperatures, weight and pulse
• Assist physicians with patient examinations
• Assist physicians with treatments
• Obtain and record patient history
• Maintain medical records
• Handling patient accounts and records
• Insurance processing and billing
• Enter health information data into electronic health records
• Patient overall services
• Schedule appointments

Is this Career for You?

Do you see yourself in a meaningful profession which work makes a difference in people’s health?   If so, consider becoming a Medical Assistant.  Medical Assistants work under the supervision of physician or a health care supervisor playing an important role to people’s life.

Successful Medical Assistant students can be described as:

• Attention to detail
• Compassionate
• Interpersonal communication skills
• Follows rules and policies
• Team-oriented

Some of the coursework in our program covers:

• Anatomy and Physiology
• Medical Terminology
• Medical Office Procedures
• Clinical Procedures
• Phlebotomy
• Electrocardiography
• Externship

Employment Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 23 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Increased demand for an aging population and demand for preventive medical services, which are often provided by physicians.  As their practices expand, physicians will hire more assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties, allowing the physicians to see more patients.

Career Opportunities:

Graduates of our Medical Assistant program may qualified for careers with the following employers:

• Physician’s offices
• Urgent care facilities
• Hospitals
• Outpatient clinics
• Most healthcare organizations