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Becoming A Medical Assistant Makes Sense.
Medical Assisting is one of the fastest growing careers in healthcare that does not require a college degree. With formal training from an accredited medical assistant program, and a high school diploma or GED, medical assistant certification classes can be completed in under a year. Although some Medical Assistants are trained on the job, healthcare employers generally prefer formally trained Medical Assistants, who have taken medical assistant certification classes like the medical assistant program offered by the New York School for Medical and Dental Assistants. Medical Assisting is projected to be among the fastest growing occupations over the 2016-2026 decade. In fact, employment growth for Medical Assistants is expected to grow at twenty-nine (29) percent during this period. Job opportunities for Medical Assistants will be especially good for those with training from an accredited medical assistant school and/or certification. In addition to offering excellent prospects for a steady career, the completion of a medical assistant program plus continuing education can lead to other opportunites that include nursing, sonography, and medical office management.
In addition to excellent job prospects, earnings for Medical Assistants, who have attended a medical assistant school, are generally among those jobs that pay higher than minimum wage. Of course, earnings vary depending on experience, skill level, and location. According to the May 2016 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for Medical Assistants nationwide, was $31,540 or $15.79 per hour. The top ten (10) percent of earners which some consider to be the most experienced had a mean annual wage of $45,310 or $21.78 per hour. The bottom ten (10) percent of all earners which some consider to be entry level had a mean annual wage of $22,780 per year or $10.99 per hour. For more information about medical assistant salaries click on the link listed below:
In the last report to the accrediting commission, the NYSMDA reported that the 120 employed medical assistant students who graduated between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017 from our medical assistant school had a mean annual salary of $26,187 or $12.59 per hour. This means that most of the NYSMDA medical assistant school’s graduates earn more then the typical entry level medical assistant. The school feels that the educational foundation that its graduates receive from completing the medical assistant program at the New York School for Medical and Dental Assistants make them reach the top of the wage scale much sooner than if they received other training.
Become a highly valued member of today’s healthcare team. Medical Assistants who have completed medical assistant certification classes keep the offices and clinics of physicians and medical specialists running smoothly. Medical Assistants work with doctors helping them care for patients by performing a combination of routine clinical, laboratory and administrative duties.
In addition to working in doctors’ offices and clinics, Medical Assistants also work in hospitals and for most other healthcare employers. They may have full time jobs or may work part-time, evenings or weekends. Although the specific responsibilities of a medical assistant vary depending on the site, size of the practice and type of medical specialty, the duties of a medical assistant are considered interesting and rewarding.
The Right Program With the Right Results -Your Medical Assistant Future Begins Here-
That’s right - results are important in selecting a medical assistant school. And that’s one of the very reasons The New York School for Medical and Dental Assistants is the right choice.
With well-recognized and approved programs for Medical Assistants, we’ve helped thousands of men and woman from a variety of backgrounds achieve success for over fifty (50) years —and we are ready to do the same for you.
Conveniently located just ten (10) minutes from 42nd Street/Times Square in Long Island City, Queens, The New York School for Medical and Dental Assistants has provided training for Medical Assistants and has helped its graduates in gaining employment as Medical Assistants throughout Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan and Long Island since 1967. Move forward with confidence- your healthier future begins here!
Our Medical Assistant Program-A Great Career and A Bright Future-
Our medical assistant certification classes prepare students for employment as Medical Assistants quickly and effectively; in fact, in as little as 10 months. Graduates of The New York School for Medical and Dental Assistants (NYSMDA) need no additional training or experience to be qualified to work as Medical Assistants. That’s because our medical assistant certification classes have a vital mix of classroom learning, extensive hands-on instruction and customized Medical Assistant externships, that enable NYSMDA students to gain the skills, experience and self-confidence needed for employment in the medical field.
With a certificate in Medical Assisting from NYSMDA, graduates who have attended our our medical assistant certification classeshave found positions all over New York City and beyond in many different and varied medical settings. The NYSMDA medical assistant school has recently placed its medical assistant graduates in internal medicine, pediatric, gastroenterology, obstetrics and gynecology, dermatology, urology, orthopedic, cardiology, pulmonology and chiropractic offices as well as multi-specialty practices and hospitals.
Being in business and placing medical assistants for over fifty (50) years, the NYSMDA medical assistant school has developed a reputation of providing superior entry level medical assistants to the medical field. Because of this reputation NYSMDA has doctors calling us and asking when our next class is graduating. This affords the school the luxury of being able to place its students that have completed our medical assistant certification classes in the specialty that they are interested as well as finding a convenient location that fits into their life.
At The New York School for Medical and Dental Assistants we stress the importance of national certification. One of the primary goals of the medical assistant certification classes is to prepare our students to pass the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) exam. This exam is administered by the American Medical Technologists (AMT). Founded in 1939 and located in Rosemont, Illinois the AMT is a nationally and internationally recognized certification and membership society for allied health employees. The NYSMDA medical assistant school has recently instituted review courses during the later stages of the program to prepare its students for the RMA exam. Passing the RMA exam makes a graduate eligible to be a Registered Medical Assistant and a member of the AMT. There are numerous benefits that go along with being an RMA and a AMT member. First and foremost being an RMA is a nationally recognized credential. Therefore, if you leave the greater New York City area you will have a credential that employers will recognize.
The AMT has a very strong continuing education program and it is extremely important for advancement in the field to keep your knowledge and skills current. If an assistant regularly takes continuing education courses through the AMT, it can make the difference between being in the top ten (10) percent of wage earners in the occupation and staying in the middle of wage earners. Through the AMT and its local chapters, a medical assistant may learn about job opportunities that may advance his/her career. For more about the AMT and the RMA please click on the link listed below:
Phlebotomy is defined as the surgical opening of a vein to withdraw blood or introduce a fluid. The NYSMDA medical assistant school has had graduates who have specialized as phlebotomists in hospitals and labs, however, it is more common for the school’s graduates to work as general medical assistants and perform phlebotomy as part of their medical assisting duties. Physicians who hire medical assistants responsible for blood drawing usually want to hire an assistant who is a certified phlebotomist. For this reason, it is important for medical assistants to be certified in phlebotomy.
The school’s graduates are eligible to sit for the National Phlebotomy Association (NPA) exam. The National Phlebotomy Association is a nationally and internationally recognized organization located in Landover, Maryland. The NPA was founded in 1978 for the purpose of educating and certifying the nations phlebotomists. The organization is recognized in all fifty (50) states. The New York School for Medical and Dental Assistants is an official certified testing site for the NPA. For more about the NPA click on the following link:
A Top Quality Medical Assistant Education at NYSMDA.
The New York School Teaches You
- Anatomy and Physiology You will be instructed on the structure and function of the human body. Cells, tissues, organs and organ systems are discussed in health and disease. Each organ system is discussed in depth focusing on the practice of medical assisting. Health and medical problems common to each organ or system which may be encountered in the medical setting are introduced. ------
- Treatment Room Procedures As a student you will be exposed to both lecture and hands-on clinical exercises to gain expertise in clinical medical assisting skills such as vital signs, emergency procedures, sterilization techniques, drug an immunization administration, basic x-ray techniques, first aid, CPR and specialized office procedures. Common medical instruments and equipment are introduced. Use and care of these items are practiced. ------
- Pharmacology You will learn the most commonly used medicines in the modern healthcare world. The science of the most common drug’s actions will be reviewed including the indications, contraindications, half-life, administration and dosages. Topics include the roles and responsibilities of the medical assistant in safely administering medications within a legal/ethical framework. ------
- Electrocardiography (EKG) You will learn how to care for both manual and computerized EKG machines and will receive hands-on training on how to perform an EKG, mount EKG strips and determine whether and EKG is accurate. During this course you will be instructed as to when to inform the physician of a medical emergency such as a ventricular tachycardia. ------
- Laboratory Techniques In this course you will learn how to collect samples from patients to perform needed tests. You will also learn how to draw blood (phlebotomy) intravenously and to process the blood sample to perform different tests. You will also receive training to perform point of care testing which includes blood sugar, hemoglobin, hematocrit and urinalysis. ------
- Computer Applications In this course you will receive a basic overview of computer concepts, including hardware and software. You will be instructed on Microsoft Office and its components: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook. In addition, you will learn how to effectively navigate the internet to construct complex searches to find specific information. ------
- Health Insurance and Electronic Health Records You will be introduced to electronic health records, medical coding and health insurance billing and reimbursement. Common medical coding (ICD-10, CPT-4) and billing practices, the health insurance industry, legal and regulatory issues and differences in reimbursement methodologies will be reviewed. Principles of medical coding and billing related to proper claim form preparation, submission and payment processing and the use of electronic health records. ------
- Medical Office Management This course will instruct you on the many laws, statutes, and normal business practices which apply to the medical office setting. This includes medical law and ethics, medical records laws, effective communication skills, appointment scheduling, financial and supplies management and organizing the office.
Skills You Will Have for Your Career.
- Perform EKG (Electrocardiograms) & Other Diagnostic Test ------
- Remove Sutures & Change Dressings ------
- Assist in radiological examinations & X-ray development ------
- Collect and Prepare Lab Specimens ------
- Carry Out Medical Insurance Coding and Medical Billing ------
- Do Routine Blood Tests and Urinalysis------
- Sterilize Medical Instruments------
- Take Medical Histories & Record Vital Signs------
- Prepare Patients for Examinations & Explain Procedures------
- Arrange Hospital Admissions, Lab Services & Procedures ------
- Carry Out Medical Insurance Coding and Medical Billing------
- Administer Medications and Immunizations------
- Answer Phones, Greet Patients & Schedule Appointments------
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