Medical Assistant

American College of Healthcare and Technology

Medical Assistant

Huntington Park, California

Diploma
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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assistant Program equips students with a diverse set of skills essential for a successful career in health care.

Skills Taught:

  • Front Office Skills: Administrative tasks, communication, office procedures, and patient confidentiality
  • Back Office Skills: Medical terminology, anatomy & physiology, phlebotomy, diagnostic procedures, and medication administration
  • Patient Care: Putting patients at ease, explaining instructions, measuring vital signs, giving injections, and conducting tests
  • Office Management: Scheduling appointments, insurance forms, and financial transactions
  • Legal and Ethical Standards: Medical law, ethical standards, and pharmaceutical principles

Career Opportunities:

  • Work Settings: Medical facilities like physicians' offices, hospitals, and outpatient care centers
  • Employment Outlook: Growing demand in the expanding health care industry
  • Potential Earnings: Annual mean wage in California ranging from $27,420 to $31,980

Certification and Licensing:

  • Certification Options: Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) or Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) credentials
  • Licensing: Some states may require additional tests or courses for specific tasks like x-ray handling.

Tuition: How Much Does American College of Healthcare and Technology's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

From American College of Healthcare and Technology's website

The Medical Assistant Program at American College of Health Care and Technology has a tuition cost of $17,995. This cost is exclusive of any additional fees or expenses. It's important to note that this is the cost for the entire program, not per credit or per quarter. The cost remains the same for both in-state and out-of-state students as there is no specific out-of-state tuition mentioned.

Program Length: How Long Is American College of Healthcare and Technology's Medical Assisting Diploma Program?

The program length for the Medical Assistant program at ACHT Riverside, Santa Ana, and Huntington Park is 9 months.

From American College of Healthcare and Technology's website

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About American College of Healthcare and Technology

The American College of Healthcare and Technology (ACHT) is a medical career training school with campuses in Riverside, Santa Ana, and Huntington Park, California. 

It offers career training programs in various health care fields, including Medical Assistant, Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Billing and Coding, Pharmacy Technician, Surgical Technology, Physical Therapy Aide/Massage Therapist, Dental Assistant, HVACR Technician, and Veterinary Assistant. ACHT is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) for non-degree programs and programmatically accredited for the Surgical Technology Program. 

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