Medical Assistant Clinical Specialist Certification

Clinical Medical Assistant Certification Program

NAHCEU College of Allied Health is the leading allied health care certification training school in the United States. Our Clinical Medical Assistant Certification Program offers affordable and convenient online courses to working adults looking for an opportunity to increasing income potential and expand career possibilities. Your Undergraduate Certificate is a completed educational credential and academic credit towards NAHCEU College of Health Science Associate and Bachelor degree programs. After program completion students earn the NAHCEU Clinical Medical Assistant Undergraduate Certification and will be qualified to take the National Healthcareers Association's CCMA exam for National Certification.

Clinical Medical Assistants are skilled professionals that work in physicians' offices, hospitals, clinics and other health care settings. They work closely with patients and doctors in an occupation that significantly increases productivity in a clinical setting or health care office.

Clinical Medical Assistants have a wide range of roles and responsibilities. The most typical tasks consist of recording medical histories and vital signs, discussing treatment procedures to patients and preparing them for examinations and test procedures. Additionally, Certified Medical Assistants collect and catalogue laboratory specimens, implement standard laboratory tests and assist physicians during examinations. Subsequently, they are responsible for disposal of the contaminated supplies and sterilizing the medical equipment used for testing. Depending on the size of the practice, Clinical Medical Assistants are likely to become office specialist for particular tasks and procedures under the supervision of an administrator, physician or department manager. Some areas of speciality include preparing patients for x-rays, taking electrocardiograms, removal stitches, and replacing dressings. As well as, arranging and administering medications and instructing to the patients the use and dosage per the physicians directions. Clinical Medical Assistants duties are varied according to the State law of the heath care provider's location.

Quick Facts: Medical Assistants
2012 Median Pay $35,330 per year
The top 10% earn $57,750 per year
The lower 10% earn $21,910 per year
Number of Jobs, 2012 3,947,100
Job Outlook, 2012-22 12% (As fast average)
Number of Jobs, 2022 4,426,600
Clinical Medical Assistant Certification Program

Clinical Medical Assistant Online Program

The NAHCEU Online learning platform is packed full of media-based activities and exercises including educational videos and simulations, collaborative class discussions and interactive activities with the same personalized attention and student-teacher interaction support as a tradition classroom-based education. It is the most intuitive user experience available today for any learning system and you can conveniently utilize it at your leisure 24 hours a day.

  • Immediate feedback and student instructor interaction with online assignments, quizzes and practice test and progress reports.
  • Students can access all their course materials, including the media-rich online textbook from any mobile phone or home computer.
  • NAHCEU Online CCMA Learning Platform with Ebook w/ Text Hard Copy.
  • Certified Medical Assistant CCMA Exam online Study Guide.
  • Certified Medical Assistant CCMA Exam online Practice Test.
  • Preparation for Certification boxes provide guidance to students by highlighting crucial content for the NHA (NCCA), CMA (AAMA), RMA (AMT), and CMAS certification examinations.
  • Combines the right mix of rich functionality and intuitive ease of use to enable rapid and complete clinical and clerical documentation.
  • Concept Check-ups follow each topic and break down learning outcomes into manageable subject material with unlimited practice before exams and quizzes.
  • Focal Points and key term definitions appear in the margins throughout the text to spotlight critical data necessary to master end-of-chapter review quizzes.
Clinical Medical Assistant Certification Program

Clinical Medical Assistant Program Required Courses:

NAHCEU will accept transfer credit for traditional course work you have successfully completed as documented on an official transcript. Courses must be similar in nature to one of our undergraduate academic programs to receive transfer credit.
(3 Credits)
Learning Outcomes:
  • Principles of Asepsis
  • Infection Control Techniques
  • HIV, Hepatitis, and Other Blood-Borne Pathogens
  • Preparing the Exam and Treatment Areas
  • (3 Credits)
    Learning Outcomes:
    • Interviewing the Patient, Taking a History, and Documentation
    • Obtaining Vital Signs and Measurements
    • Assisting with a General Physical Examination
    (3 Credits)
    Learning Outcomes:
    • Assisting with Examinations in the Basic Specialties
    • Assisting with Highly Specialized Examinations
    • Assisting with Minor Surgery
    • Assisting with Cold and Heat Therapy and Ambulation
    • Emergency Preparedness and First Aid
    • Complementary and Alternative Medicine
    (3 Credits)
    Learning Outcomes:
    • Laboratory Equipment and Safety
    • Introduction to Microbiology
    • Collecting, Processing, and Testing Urine Specimens
    • Collecting, Processing, and Testing Blood Specimens
    (3 Credits)
    Learning Outcomes:
    • Nutrition and Special Diets
    • Principles of Pharmacology
    • Drug Administration
    • Electrocardiograph and Pulmonary Function Testing
    • X-Rays and Diagnostic Radiology
    (2 Credits) Continuing successful completion of this study course is going to require 90 hours of medical and clinical and administrative knowledge at an approved health care setting. Each student is required to work with NAHCEU's Career Center staff to locate an externship site. Begin your search now for the ideal NAHCEU sponsored externship and future job opportunities with NAHCEU's Career Center.
    Certification

    Clinical Medical Assistant Undergraduate Certification

    NAHCEU Clinical Medical Assistant Undergraduate Certification tells your employer that you have receive the highest standards of Clinical Medical Assistant education and have met the educational requirements of the certifying bodies in your field. Our graduates receive the highest levels of credentials recognition required to pursue jobs in the high demanding field of Medical Assisting. After program completion your Clinical Medical Assistant Undergraduate Certification will be a stand-alone educational credential. It will also be an earned academic credit towards other certification or degree programs.

    NAHCEU is a training provider and agent for the NHA National Certification Exams accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and issues certifications through National Health Career Association, Inc. After program completion, students will be qualified to take the National Healthcareers Association's Certified Clinical Medical Assistant National Certification exam.

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor states that The National Commission for Certifying Agencies, part of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence, accredits the following certifications for medical assistants:
    • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant CCMA from the National health career Association (NHA)
    • Certified Medical Administrative Assistant CMAA from the National health career Association (NHA)
    • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) from the American Association of Medical Assistants(AAMA)
    • Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) from American Medical Technologists
    • National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) from the National Center for Competency Testing

    NAHCEU is a training provider and agent for the NHA National Certification Exams accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and issues certifications through National Healthcareers Association, Inc.

    In order to qualify as a candidate for NAHCEU Sponsored Certification Testing an individual must obtain one of the following:

    • NAHCEU Medical Assistant Clinical Specialization Undergraduate Certification
    • Be confirmed as a graduate of a recognized Medical Assistant Program or School.
    • Confirmed employment by a medical facility as a Medical Assistant for a minimum of 2 years.
    Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

    Clinical Medical Assistant Careers

    Medical assistants held about 560,800 jobs in 2012. The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages. An aging population will need more medical tests, treatments, and procedures. This will mean more claims for reimbursement from insurance companies. Prospects will be best for those with a Medical Assistant certification. Most Clinical Medical Assistant work in hospitals or physicians’ offices. Others work in nursing care facilities or for government entities.

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the median annual wage for medical assistants was $29,370 in May 2012. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $21,080, and the top 10 percent earned more than $41,570.

    *Indeed.com

    Adapted in part from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Medical Assistants, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/office-and-administrative-support/secretaries-and-administrative-assistants.htm (visited September 08, 2014).

    Clinical Medical Assistant Degree and Certification

    We strive to be the best online educational experience for health care professionals by delivering the highest quality online health education at the most affordable tuition rates. Books, online course ware and all associated fees are included in the price of tuition.

    All Tracks Online Learning Platform
    Cost Per Credit $54
    Number of Major Credits 17 credits
    Total Tuition Cost $918.00

    Tuition Compared To The Top Online Colleges

    The highest quality standards of education comparable to the top online colleges. You pay significantly less per credit at NAHCEU.

    Comparable Colleges Undergraduate Tuition Cost Per Credit
    NAHCEU $54
    Cost Per Credit Comparable Online Schools $250 - $609

    NAHCEU offers 8 semester start dates per academic term giving you the convenience and flexibility to blend your continuing educational goals with your work and life schedule. You can conveniently utilize the NAHCEU technology based on-line learning platform at your leisure 24 hours a day. Start Next Semesters Online Health Education program anytime before the Enrollment Deadline.

    September 19

    2014 September Bi-Semester Start Date:
    September 23, 2014
    Enrollment Deadline:
    September 19, 2014

    October 17

    2014 October Semester Start Date:
    October 21, 2014
    Enrollment Deadline:
    October 17, 2014

    November 14

    2014 November Bi-Semester Start Date:
    November 17, 2014
    Enrollment Deadline:
    November 14, 2014

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