Medical Assistant Training Program

Medical Assistant Training in the Orlando and Palm Beach Area

Program Overview

Cambridge Institute of Allied Health & Technology

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Our Advanced Medical Assistant-Imaging Specialist Training Program Offers

  • Classroom learning lead by qualified, registered instructors.
  • Hands-on experience in our clinical laboratories.
  • Training on the most advanced machinery in the workforce.

What Does A Medical Assistant Do?

Under the direct supervision of physicians, Medical Assistants are generally responsible for the following duties:

  • Preparing patients for exams
  • Performing basic medical procedures to include vital signs
  • Performing injections
  • Performing surgical procedures
  • Administrative procedure
  • Coding and billing and insurance procedures
  • Administering and analyzing X-rays
  • Positioning patients
  • Ensuring quality X-ray imagery
  • Operating industry current imaging technology
  • Reducing radiation exposure
  • Phlebotomy
  • Electrocardiography
  • Basic X-ray machine operations
  • Quality patient care

A Hands-on Approach to Healthcare Training

At Cambridge you’ll be trained to perform clinical procedures that include: medication administration, injections, EKGs, assisting with minor surgical procedures, phlebotomy and lab procedures, ensuring image quality, and operating imaging equipment in a physician’s office, outpatient medical facility and other related healthcare settings. These classes at Cambridge are unsurpassed in terms of personal attention and student preparation.

We are committed to academic and clinical excellence that ensures high-quality and hands-on instruction leading to superior patient care. Our facilities are equipped with industry current technology and medical equipment. Our staff and instructors are skilled, experienced professionals in their field. Each of our graduates is fully trained and prepared to immediately work as a healthcare professional.

As a fully trained Advanced Medical Assistant who can also perform basic X-Rays, you’ll have an advantage in finding employment at a variety of medical offices.

After graduating and earning your diploma/certificate from this Advanced Medical Assistant and X-Ray program at Cambridge, you’ll be able to take the Basic X-Ray Machine Operator licensure exam in the state of Florida (BXMO). You’ll also be eligible to take the following credentialing examinations: Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) through the American Medical Technologists (AMT), Certified Medial Assistant exam (CMA) through the American Association of Medical Assistants or the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). You’ll then be ready for employment at many types of healthcare facilities, including: physician’s offices, outpatient medical facilities, hospitals and clinics.



Job Outlook

Employment for Medical Assistants and Basic X-Ray Imaging Specialists is expected to grow faster than the national average for all other occupations. Employment for Medical Assistants is expected to grow 34% from 2008 to 2018. The combination of being trained as a Medical Assistant and Imaging Specialist helps Cambridge Institute graduates to become more marketable in the competitive healthcare employment landscape.

In addition to enjoying a wide range of employment opportunities in various medical settings such as physicians offices, hospitals and clinics, the career outlook for Medical Assistants who can perform basic X-Rays is boosted by a higher-than-average starting salary amongst other positions held in the medical technician industry. This is because the medical industry is constantly finding new uses for radiographic imaging, while also needing highly skilled individuals who can provide quality direct patient care.

Overall, as the healthcare industry expands through technological advances in medicine along with the growth and aging of the population, there will be an increased need for all types of healthcare workers.

Source:
U.S. Department of Labor
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Outlook Handbook

Careers

Overview

As a graduate of the Medical Assistant – Imaging (X-Ray) Specialist Diploma program at Cambridge, you’ll have a wide variety of employment opportunities. Because this program prepares you to perform a multitude of tasks, you’ll have an advantage in securing and succeeding as an employee in healthcare facilities.

Career Opportunities

As a medical professional, you can choose to work in almost any type of healthcare facility. With your hands-on training and experience from the Medical Assistant – Imaging (X-Ray) Specialist program, you’ll be ready to begin working at a variety of medical offices, including:

  • Physician’s offices
  • Outpatient medical facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Clinics

What Does a Medical Assistant Do?

It varies, depending on the type of medical facility you decide to work for. In most cases, you’ll work under the direct supervision of physicians. Medical Assistants – Imaging (X-Ray) Specialists are generally responsible for the following duties:

  • Preparing patients for exams
  • Performing basic medical procedures to include vital signs
  • Performing injections
  • Performing surgical procedures
  • Administrative procedure
  • Coding and billing and insurance procedures
  • Administering and analyzing X-rays
  • Positioning patients
  • Ensuring quality X-ray imagery
  • Operating industry current imaging technology
  • Reducing radiation exposure
  • Phlebotomy
  • Electrocardiography
  • Basic X-ray machine operations
  • Quality Patient Care

Certification

As a certified Medical Assistant Imaging (X-Ray) Specialist, you’ll be qualified to work in a wide variety of healthcare facilities, including: physician’s offices, outpatient medical facilities, hospitals and clinics.

How To Become A Certified Medical Professional

Completing this program and earning your diploma/certificate at Cambridge takes 54 weeks. You will then be ready to take your certification exam(s). You have two ways to become certified, specializing in one or all areas of your medical education:

1. Medical Assistant Certification

Students who complete the Medical Assistant program at Cambridge are eligible to sit for the RMA, CMA and NCCT national registry and certification examinations. Additionally, students are eligible to site for the Phlebotomy and EKG NCCT certification examinations.

While these credentials are not necessary for employment as medical assistants, such credentials can be earned after graduation.

2. Basic X-Ray Operator Certification (Licensure)

Upon graduation of X-ray component of the program at Cambridge, students may take the Basic X-Ray Machine Operator licensure exam in the state of Florida (BXMO).

Earning one or both areas of medical certification requires hard work, dedication and a commitment to your future. Rest assured, the professionals at Cambridge are ready to assist and support you through every step of your journey. We are always focused on your personal and professional success.