As a graduate of Columbus State’s Medical Assisting program, you will be the first
person many patients see when they visit the doctor. You will learn clinical procedures,
laboratory procedures, administrative procedures, computer applications, office management,
psychology, and pharmacology.
This program provides students with the knowledge to prepare competent entry-level
medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective
(behavior) learning domains.
To enter the Medical Assisting Technology program, you must attend an information
Medical Assistants work primarily in ambulatory settings such as medical offices,
urgent care facilities, clinics and hospitals.
Medical Assistant, Medical Office Manager
Clinical and Administrative Duties
They perform a broad range of clinical and administrative duties. Administrative duties
include: scheduling and receiving patients, establishing and maintaining medical records,
secretarial skills, handling telephone calls, billing, coding, insurance, writing
correspondence and managing finances.
Clinical skills include: patient preparation, assisting in minor surgery and patient
treatments, performing vital signs, venipuncture, CLIA-waived testing, urinalysis,
injections, electrocardiography, pulmonary function test, holter monitor, eye and
ear instillations and irrigations, various routine diagnostic testis, sterilization
procedures, and assisting physicians with various examinations.
Nationwide, Medical Assisting is #1 on the Top Ten Most Rising Careers list according
to the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. Medical Assisting is expected
to grow 59% over the next eight years. Medical Assisting is growing due to the appeal
of an in-demand occupation, coupled with the convenience of mult-skilled hands-on