Students seek careers within the medical field due to the many rewarding opportunities. To get started, many become certified medical assistants to gain experience in the field. Medical assistants support healthcare professionals in a wide variety of ways, including:
- Taking vitals and recording them in patient records
- Performing basic tests such as EKGs
- Drawing blood for lab testing
- Prepping patients for exams
- Coding and billing insurance procedures
- Performing injections and minor surgical procedures
A Medical Assistant Career Provides a Solid Medical Foundation
A medical assistant career can serve as your medical foundation, enabling you to jumpstart your career fast. Medical assistant programs, such as the one offered here at Cambridge take less than a year to complete. During your studies, you’ll learn the concepts required for medical career success such as:
- Medical assisting
- Administrative procedures
- Health basics
Career Advancement Opportunities
With this knowledge, you’ll be able to successfully serve your patients while growing your career. There are plenty of career advancement opportunities for medical assistants in Miami:
- Clinical team leader
- Medical assistant trainer or instructor
- Lead medical assistant
- Clinical office manager
- Clinical supervisor
With additional responsibilities come additional pay and benefits. Plus, Cambridge gives you the opportunity to obtain your Phlebotomy, X-Ray Operator and EKG NCCT certifications to open the door for even more career possibilities.
As a medical assistant, you can choose from a wide range of specialties depending on your goals. For example, you have the option to work with pediatric patients, elderly patients, patients walking through cancer, long-term care patients and more.
Why Become a Medical Assistant in Miami?
Miami is a great place for those wanting to start their medical careers. This area of Florida features numerous state-of-the-art medical hospitals, including Jackson Memorial Hospital and Baptist Hospital of South Florida. Yet, this is only scratching the surface of where you can work in Miami. You’ll also find many clinics and specialist offices located throughout Miami-Dade County.
In your downtime, when you’re not caring for patients, you’ll be able to take in the sunny beaches Miami has to offer. And you’ll always have a great view of swaying palms no matter where you choose to work.
Jumpstart Your Medical Career With Cambridge’s Medical Assistant Program
Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology in Miami offers students a full Medical Assistant program. During this program, you’ll learn everything you need to know for medical career success. To learn more about the program or to speak with an advisor, give us a call at 877-206-4279 or send us a message.