Medical Assistant

Apollo Career Center Medical Assistant Lima, Ohio

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assisting Program at Apollo Career Center equips students with a range of skills for administrative and clinical duties in health care.

Key Skills Taught:

  • Administrative Duties: Medical coding and billing, transcription, appointment scheduling, risk management, handling correspondence, managing electronic health records, financial management, and patient interaction.
  • Clinical Duties: Basic patient care, medical history taking, laboratory testing, vital signs measurement, phlebotomy, EKGs, injections, x-ray preparation, suturing, infection control, and diagnostic procedures.

Program Features:

  • Certifications: Graduates earn certificates in Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy, and Medical Coding and Billing.
  • Practical Experience: Hands-on clinical and administrative experiences through a clinical practicum in local healthcare facilities.
  • Accreditation: The Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
  • Employment Opportunities: Preparation for entry-level positions as medical assistants with a high job placement rate of 88.89% for the 2020 graduate year.
  • Professional Recognition: Eligibility for the certification examination by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) to achieve the CMA (AAMA) credential.

Program Outcomes:

  • Job Outlook: Projected 14% growth in employment for Medical Assistants from 2022 to 2032, according to the United States Labor Statistics.
  • Graduate Satisfaction: High satisfaction rate among graduates and employers, with 100% reported satisfaction.
  • Certification Pathway: Emphasis on completing a program accredited by ABHES or CAAHEP as certification becomes increasingly preferred or mandated by employers in Ohio.

Tuition: How Much Does Apollo Career Center's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

From Apollo Career Center's website

The Medical Assistant program at Apollo Career Center has a tuition cost of $12,400. This cost does not include the registration fee. There is an additional $30 registration fee, making the total cost of the program $12,430.

Program Length: How Long Is Apollo Career Center's Medical Assisting Certificate Program?

The program length for the Medical Assisting program at Apollo Career Center is 900 hours, which is completed over a period of 43 weeks.

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About Apollo Career Center

Apollo Career Center is a public school located in Lima, Ohio, that provides career training and academics to high school students. With more than 20 programs, the center helps students discover their passions and prepare for post-high school opportunities. 

Apollo Career Center has been serving students since 1976, encompassing 11 high schools and all or part of 5 counties. The center is committed to preparing students to be "next ready" for positive impacts in their communities.

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