Why Choose the Medical Assistant Program?
Medical assistants are multi-skilled allied health professionals with a variety of duties in the workplace. As such, CPTC's Medical Assistant program curriculum covers a wide range of areas, including anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, medical law and ethics, oral and written communication, administrative procedures, financial record keeping, mathematics, insurance billing and medical coding, basic office diagnostic procedures, principles of pharmacology and medication administration, venipuncture, medical and surgical asepsis, and microbiology. Students receive training in administrative and clinical procedures performed in physicians' offices and/or clinics, and graduates are eligible to take the national certification exam through the American Association of Medical Assistants. If you have a passion for helping people and are comfortable communicating with a diverse patient population and assisting in a wide range of areas in the office, this program and career path might be the right one for you.
How Long It Takes:
All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.
The Medical Assistant Program's exam passage rate for 2016 is 91.30%; the five-year average for the exam passage rate is 84.16%.
Median annual pay in Washington:
$40,620 per year
This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at careerinfo.net.
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