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Clinical Medical Assistant

Last Updated: 1/19/2021 5:46 PM

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Why take the Clinical Medical Assistant Fast Track?

There are few industries that offer as much opportunity and stability as the healthcare industry. If you are considering a career in healthcare, becoming a clinical medical assistant may be perfect for you. A career in medical assisting could provide you with everything you’re looking for: a short training period, excellent job opportunities, a good salary, and a professional working environment. Clinical medical assistants are recognized as some of the most versatile and important members of any medical practice.

If you are ready to start a career in healthcare, you’ll find everything you need to become a clinical medical assistant right here!

What Are the Duties of a CMA?

Clinical medical assistants have different duties, depending on the state where they work. They may do basic laboratory tests, dispose of contaminated supplies, and sterilize medical instruments. They may have additional responsibilities, such as instructing patients about medication or special diets, preparing patients for x rays, removing stitches, drawing blood, or changing dressings. While clinical medical assistants working in a smaller practice may be required to perform some administrative tasks, those working in larger medical facilities focus mainly on providing support services directly related to patient care. 

What Is My Occupational Outlook?

Employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 29 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. The growth of the aging baby-boom population will continue to increase demand for preventive medical services, which are often provided by physicians. As a result, physicians will hire more assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties, allowing the physicians to see more patients. The median annual wage for medical assistants was $34,800 in May 2019.(www.bls.gov)

What Education Do I Need?

With a hybrid mix of classroom and online learning and 160 hours in clinical settings** gaining hands-on experience, the  benefits of attending the Clinical Medical Assistant certificate program through Lenape Tech’s Adult and Continuing Education are:

  • Affordability
  • Programs can be completed in just a few months
  • Small class sizes.
  • Opportunity for national certification 

We understand that the majority of our students may need to work while they attend adult education classes. To accommodate those students, class schedules are flexible. Don’t let your current job and the schedule of classes discourage you from registering today! Registration and Information packets can be requested at Lenape's Adult Education office for students to complete program prerequisites. 

**Clinical Externships require daylight hours during the week and are subject to host site availability.