The Medical Assistant Certificate Program at HSIR is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as a Medical Assistant by developing the working knowledge, skills, and abilities to function in a medical office setting. Students in a medical assistant certificate program can expect to participate in a variety of didactic, laboratory, and clinical experiences that will enhance their knowledge of the profession. Medical Assistant provide assistance to patients in doctor's offices, clinics, outpatient centers, and a variety of state, local and private hospitals.
A Medical Assistant is mainly focused on building close relationships with patients, updating medical records, a variety of front office and administrative duties, perform routine medical tasks, arrange for laboratory and imaging tests, and assist with procedures dependent on the physician specialty.
Upon completion of the program the student will be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) Technician certification examination.