Medical Assistants perform a variety of basic medical duties, mostly in medical office settings. LBCC's Medical
Assistant program is a two-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program that provides training
in office administration, medical procedures, and people skills necessary for a successful medical career.
Medical assistants perform a variety of basic medical duties, primarily in the outpatient setting. These duties
Taking patient histories
Recording patients' vital signs
Collecting and preparing laboratory specimen.
Preparing patients for exams, X-rays, and procedures
Medical assistants may also have clerical duties, which may include completing insurance forms, scheduling
appointments, billing, and bookkeeping.
The 2016 cohort will be graduating in June and is not listed at this time.
LBCC's Medical Assistant Program has a 100% positive response rate from students and employers based on graduate and employer surveys.
LBCC's Medical Assisting program prepares you to function under the supervision of a licensed physician or health care provider. Our program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP) in collaboration with the American Association of Medical Assistants. Our graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination, conducted by the Certifying Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants.
Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.
The typical education level for this career is a certificate from the AAMA.
The median hourly earnings for this career is $18.00-$20.00.
As of May 2017, we moved into a new building with state-of-the-art equipment! The new Healthcare Occupations Center is
focused on healthcare and allows us to collaborate with other healthcare programs at LBCC.
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