Interested in a medical career? If so, a career as a medical assistant might be a great choice for you. As a medical assistant, you’ll get to help doctors and other healthcare professionals with patient care. You also have the opportunity to choose a specialty you’re interested in so you can truly achieve a career you’re passionate about.
Medical assistants have the opportunity to work in virtually any healthcare facility that requires patient care. What are some of the specialties you can choose?
As a geriatric medical assistant, you’ll work closely with patients who are advanced in age. For example, you may support patients struggling with Alzheimer’s or those in long-term care centers.
Medical assistants can also work with ophthalmologists or physicians who specialize in the eyes. You might help them with eye exams or help prepare patients for surgical procedures.
Want to care for women going through pregnancy? This would be one of your responsibilities as an OB/GYN medical assistant. You may also assist physicians with preventative procedures such as PAP smears and breast exams.
If any of these specialties excite you and you want to start a medical career fairly quickly, Cambridge can help. We offer an in-depth Medical Assistant program to students throughout the Palm Beach area. Our program is only 36 weeks long and includes a wide range of critical subject matter.
For example, you’ll learn how to chart vital signs, code and bill insurance procedures, prepare patients for exams and so much more. During your program, you’ll be required to complete a clinical externship where you’ll get to practice your newfound skills at local healthcare facilities.
After your program is complete, you’ll be eligible to take the Medical Assistant Certification exam for licensing in Florida. If you want to enhance your career, you can also take the Basic X-Ray Operator Certification exam. This will enable you to work as an x-ray technician in addition to medical assisting.
With a certification in hand, you’ll be eligible for entry-level employment in the medical field.
A career as a medical assistant is a rewarding one. And if you’re ready to get started, our team is ready to support you. To learn more about our Medical Assistant program or to get started today, give us a call at 877-206-4279 or send us a message.