Achieve Your Career Goals with the Online Medical Assistant Program!

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Medical assistants continue to be one of the most employed and essential health care professionals today. With Dawn Career Institute's online Medical Assistant program, you can receive your training in a convenient format and work toward your health care career.

Working as a Medical Assistant

The medical office is a fast-paced environment that requires the assistance of qualified medical personnel. Medical Assistants (MA) are key players in helping to manage the office. Their multitasking abilities enable them to meet the demands of both physicians and patients alike. Medical assistants perform a variety of clinical and clerical skills.

Clinical skills may include:

  • Taking medical histories and recording vital signs
  • Preparing patients for examination
  • Collecting and preparing laboratory specimens
  • Performing basic laboratory tests on the premises
  • Preparing and administering medications, as directed
  • Preparing patient x-rays
  • Phlebotomy
  • Performing electrocardiograms (ECG)

Clerical skills may involve:

  • Updating and filing patient medical records
  • Completing insurance forms and handling correspondence
  • Handling billing & bookkeeping
  • Scheduling appointments, answering telephones and greeting patients
  • Arranging for hospital admissions and laboratory services
  • Purchasing supplies and equipment

Medical Assistants*
Median salary of $31,540
14% expected growth rate in Delaware and 29% growth nationwide from 2016 to 2026

DCI Medical Assistant Icon Most Medical Assistants work in physicians' offices, health care centers or clinics. There are also many job opportunities in hospitals, medical laboratories and long-term care facilities.

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While this is an online program, you'll have the opportunity to gain in-depth, hands-on experience by attending an on-site "boot camp." This intensive training includes 60 hours of practical application of clinical skills, patient consultation and medical office protocols.

In addition, a unique benefit of DCI's online Medical Assistant program is the inclusion of phlebotomy training, which prepares students for the Certified Phlebotomy Technician exam, as well as ECG training, which prepares students for the Certified EKG Technician exam. The program also includes OSHA - Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens Certification.

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Program Details

Program length: 30 weeks

Program offered: Online

Clock Hours: 900 (720 Contact Hours in the classroom/lab + 180 hours outside work)

Graduates earn a Diploma

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It gave my life purpose, and it gave me something to look forward to every single day. I'm about to get a job and I can go do what I've always wanted to do in life.

~Megan W., Medical Assistant Graduate

Why a Formal Online Medical Assistant Program is so Important.

It's clear that as the baby-boom generation ages, the medical industry will see an increased demand for medical services. Your role as a medical assistant will be important to perform routine clinical duties and administrative tasks so physicians can dedicate more time to their patients.

Make a genuine difference in the lives of others and work side-by-side with physicians and nurses to assist patients. With Dawn Career Institute's online Medical Assistant program, you'll be able to start your medical career in a short period of time without sacrificing the quality of your education!

Career Opportunities with Your Dawn Education.

Dawn Career Institute combines qualified instruction with the medical facilities, equipment and instruments you would find on the job. And all DCI programs have valuable professional development skills built into the curriculum, including goal setting, resume writing, job search methods, successful interviewing techniques, customer relations, stress management and how to present a professional image. You can further develop your professional skills by meeting with the Career Services Department! We have full-time Career Services staff on campus who are available to our students and graduates in person, by phone or email to support them in the pursuit of career opportunities.

With a Dawn Career Institute education, you'll have opportunities to apply for medical assistant jobs to some of the most highly sought-after medical employers in the state. Here are just a few of the companies who have hired our graduates:

  • Saint Francis Healthcare
  • Delaware Health & Social Services
  • Premier Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery
  • Advancexing Pain
  • Franczyk Pediatrics
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