Comprehensive Medical Assistant

Caris College

Comprehensive Medical Assistant

Jeffersonville, Indiana

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Comprehensive Medical Assistant Program at Caris College equips students with a wide range of skills essential for medical assisting roles, along with offering a variety of program features and career opportunities.

Key Skills Taught:

  • Obtaining accurate patient history, vital signs, and medical status (triage)
  • Assisting doctors with exams or minor surgeries
  • Providing post-treatment patient education
  • Drawing blood and preparing lab tests
  • Sterilization of instruments and patient rooms
  • Administering medication orally or through injections
  • Performing Electrocardiography and pulmonary exams
  • Coordinating hospital care, procedures, or testing
  • Handling administrative tasks like scheduling, billing, and insurance

Program Features:

  • Graduates receive a Medical Assisting Diploma and CPR Certification
  • 10-month accelerated program with hands-on training
  • 160-hour externship in a medical facility
  • Career services and job placement support
  • Flexible day and evening classes
  • Accredited by ABHES

Career Opportunities:

  • Employment options in primary care facilities, obstetrics and gynecology offices, chiropractors' offices, retirement communities, pain management centers, nursing care facilities, clinical labs, outpatient clinics, and diagnostic labs.

Tuition: How Much Does Caris College's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

From Caris College's website

The Medical Assistant Diploma Program at Caris College comes with a tuition cost of $15,863.45. This cost is exclusive of any additional fees or expenses that may be incurred during the course of the program. It's important to note that this is the in-state tuition cost, and out-of-state tuition costs may vary. The cost has been calculated based on the program's requirements and the current tuition rates.

Program Length: How Long Is Caris College's Medical Assisting Diploma Program?

The program length for the Comprehensive Medical Assistant program at Caris College is 10 months.

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About Caris College

Caris College is a private for-profit institution located in Jeffersonville, Indiana, with a campus in a suburban setting.

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