Medical Assistants perform administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. Their duties vary with location, specialty and practice size. They complete long-term care, anatomy and physiology, and phlebotomy courses then proceed into the advanced curriculum to learn how to perform sterile specimen collection, urinary catheterization, immunizations and feeding per gastrointestinal tube.
Medical Assistants typically complete a postsecondary certificate program.
400 - 1050 hours or 1 year