Medical Assistants continue to be one of the most employed and essential healthcare professionals today.
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:
Clerical skills may involve:
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.
2012 to 2022
Dawn Career Institute has provided GUAVA Care, Senior Home and Healthcare Services, Inc. with top candidates that excel in the tasks presented to them. GUAVA turns to Dawn Career Institute.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition
One of the unique benefits of DCI's Medical Assistant program is the inclusion of phlebotomy training which prepares students for the CPT exam. The program also includes OSHA - Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens Certification.
Dawn Career Institute combines qualified instruction with the medical facilities, equipment and instruments you'd find on your first day of work. In addition, 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.
Program length: 30 weeks
Program offered: Daytime, Evening Blended*, Online
*Blended programs combine a supportive, hands-on, campus-based education environment with the independence and flexibility of online learning.
Clock Hours: 900 (720 Contact Hours in the classroom/lab + 180 hours outside work)
Graduates earn a Diploma