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Medical Assisting Program

Today there are more career opportunities in the health care field than ever before. If you are efficient, detail oriented, patient, sympathetic and enjoy working with people, a career as a Medical Assistant may be just right for you.

Medical Assistants perform a variety of duties ranging from preparing the patient to see the doctor, taking vital signs, giving immunizations and performing laboratory tests, to administrative tasks such as filling out insurance forms and maintaining patient charts.

The Medical Assistant is a vital member of the health care team. They are trained in a wide range of medical business office skills and the clinical and laboratory skills necessary to assist the Physician in patient care.

Listed below are some of the specialty courses included in Eton's Medical Assisting Program:
  • Anatomy/Physiology
  • Computer Applications
  • EKG
  • Medical Records/Charting
  • Office Billing
  • Medical Terminology
  • Pharmacology
  • Office Administration

Etonís Medical Assisting program consists of (6) six-week modules, including the Core Module plus a medical assisting externship.

Externship

Completing an externship is required and an important part of the Medical Assisting Program. This provides the students with a valuable opportunity to apply what they have learned in the classroom to a real clinical setting.

AAMA Certification

Upon completion of your training, graduates are allowed to sit for their Certified Medical Assistant Examination. Upon passing, certification is granted by the AAMA.

Financial Assistance

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Students may apply for scholarships that are awarded based on merit and motivation, through an application process.