CLINICAL MEDICAL ASSISTANT
Medical assistants perform a variety of duties to assist healthcare professionals including scheduling appointments, taking vital signs, succinctly conveying ideas and information to patients. People who work in this field should be good listeners, be able to handle stress, and excel at thinking clearly on the fly.
Students in Clinical Medical Assistant are trained in the following subject areas:
- Preparing treatment rooms for patient examinations, and keeping the rooms neat and clean
- Interviewing patients to obtain medical information and measuring their vital signs, weight, and height
- Assisting physicians during patient exams
- Recording patients’ medical history, vital statistics, or information such as test results in medical records
- Using emergency first aid
Before entering the Clinical Medical Assistant program, students must:
- Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests
- Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.
Students who complete a Healthcare training program can earn nationally recognized credentials from the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) and a state-issued credential/license.
Clinical Medical Assistant
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While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:
Attention to detail
Concern for others