Medical Assistant Certificate Program

Pima Medical Institute

Medical Assistant Certificate Program

Tucson, Arizona

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assistant Certificate Program at Pima Medical Institute equips students with essential clinical and clerical skills for quality patient care. Students are trained in various tasks, including preparing patients for exams, basic lab tests, administering injections, and clerical duties such as scheduling appointments and handling billing forms.

Key Skills Taught:

  • Preparing patients for exams
  • Performing basic lab tests
  • Collecting and preparing lab specimens
  • Administering injections
  • Taking electrocardiograms
  • Scheduling patient appointments
  • Filing patient records
  • Handling billing and insurance forms
  • Navigating computer systems for data entry

Program Features:

  • Hybrid Learning Option for flexibility in schedules
  • Career Opportunities in physicians' offices, hospitals, clinics, and medical facilities
  • Job Outlook: Projected growth in medical assistant employment
  • Continued Education options with online healthcare-related degrees
  • Clinical Externships for hands-on experience and job placements
  • Support Services include career assistance, mental health resources, and resume writing support for student success.

Tuition: How Much Does Pima Medical Institute's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

From Pima Medical Institute's website

The Medical Assistant Program at Pima Medical Institute-Tucson Campus offers a comprehensive curriculum at a cost of $17,282. This cost covers the tuition for the entire program. Please note that this cost does not include any additional fees or expenses that may be incurred throughout the course of the program. The tuition cost is the same for both in-state and out-of-state students.

Program Length: How Long Is Pima Medical Institute's Medical Assisting Certificate Program?

The program length for the Medical Assistant Certificate Program is approximately 9 months.

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About Pima Medical Institute

Pima Medical Institute (PMI) is an employee-owned, private, accredited medical career college that has been dedicated to providing high-quality healthcare education and training since its establishment in 1972. 

With a focus on educating students to become career-ready in healthcare professions, PMI offers a variety of programs including certificates, associate degrees, bachelor's degrees, and master's degrees. The institution has 17 campuses across the western United States and is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

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