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Eastwick College

Ramsey, NJ

2 Programs

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  • Medical Assisting - Certification
    Medicine and Health Care

    A career path as a medical assistant allows you get to experience both sides of the medical field, performing administrative and front desk tasks, and hands-on medical procedures, both key roles in a medical organization.

    Medical assistants are often the first person someone sees when they step into the doctor’s office, working at the front desk where they greet patients, schedule appointments and file a patient’s medical records. When they’re not handling traditional office duties, medical assistants perform a variety of medical tasks, which can include taking medical histories and recording vital signs, explaining procedures to patients, preparing patients for examinations and assisting physicians.

    Graduates of the MA program at Eastwick College are able to return at any time to earn an associate degree in as little as six months using their previously earned credits.

    The objective of the Medical Assisting Science program is to prepare an individual to enter the medical field in the capacity of medical assistant, medical office manager or medical secretary. Other opportunities exist in the hospital setting as a patient care technician, ECG technician, stress test technician, phlebotomist, unit secretary, or ward clerk.

    Frequently asked questions about medical assisting

    What is medical assisting?

    Medical assisting refers to a large group of disciplines related to the delivery of health care to humans through the application of science, mathematics and technology. In other words, it is the field in which knowledge is taken from pure science and other related sources and applied to practical and clinical practices to maintain and improve the health of living beings. The branches of health science are virtually endless, spanning traditional and conventional Western medicine as well as alternative and folk medicine.

    What do students learn to become a medical assistant

    1. Scheduling patient appointments
    2. Maintaining medical records, and billing and coding information for insurance
    3. Preparing patients for examination
    4. Helping physicians with patient examinations
    5. Taking and recording vital signs, such as blood pressure
    6. Drawing blood
    7. Preparing blood samples for laboratory tests
    8. Giving patients injections or medications as directed by a physician (in some states)
    9. Patient care
    10. Appointment setting
    11. Injections
    12. Patient preparation
    13. Electrocardiogram (EKG)
    14. Electronic medical records
    15. Medical terminology

    What type of places positions do medical assistant students work in after graduation?

    1. Hospitals
    2. Private Practices
    3. Laboratories
    4. Blood Centers

    What certifications and affiliations are offered through the medical assisting program?

    Graduates are eligible for Medical Assistant Certification (MAC), EKG Technician Certification (ETC), Phlebotomy Technician Certification (PTC), and Insurance & Coding Specialist (NCICS).

    What kind of person would do well as a medical assistant ?

    Self motivated, passionate and good communicator.

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