Medical Assisting (A.O.S)
ASA College's Medical Assistant Program, taught a both our Brooklyn and Manhattan Campus, is designed for individuals considering a career in healthcare as a medical assistant or within the other disciplines of healthcare services.
The Medical Assistant curriculum provides strong educational foundation for career growth. Students receive primary training in anatomy, physiology, medical emergencies, microbiology, pharmacology, and psychology. Our program focuses on teaching essential medical terminology, patient scheduling, medical billing and coding, clinical assistance, medical law and ethics.
Students also study healthcare administration, which encompasses topics like insurance practices, requirements, regulations and how to ensure proper reimbursement for services. Professors for all clinical courses are licensed medical doctors (MDs).
Graduates of our Medical Assistant Program are trained to be proficient in preparing medical documents, reports and capable of performing duties both the front office and examining room of any healthcare facility.
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ASA's Medical Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), upon recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants' Endowment.
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take:
- The Certified Medical Assistant Exam (CMA) - granted by the American Association of Administrative Assistants (AAMA)
- The Medical Administrative Assistant, Billing and Coding Specialist Exam - granted by the National Health Career Association (NHA)
- CPR/First Aid Certification Exam - granted by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross.
Listed as one of the Top 25 Fastest Growing Occupations in New York State, the Department of Labor estimated a 31% growth of Certified Medical Assistants between 2010-2030 in response to the rise in demand of trained medical personnel.
A medical assistant is an integral part of the health care team. The clinical responsibilities of a Medical Assistant include taking medical histories, recording vital signs, preparing patients for examinations, and assisting physicians during examinations. They may also perform basic procedures on the premises such as: drawing blood, administering injections, and performing electrocardiograms (EKGs) on physician's behalf.
More so, the medical assistant is often required to manage administrative tasks such as: updating and filing patient records, handling insurance forms and correspondence, scheduling appointments, and assisting with billing and bookkeeping.
Graduates of our Medical Assisting Program are provided a solid educational foundation to make the transition to a Bachelor's degree program in Allied Health disciplines effortless. As an Institution accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), credits earned at ASA College may be transferred to any other accredited institution.
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