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Medical Assistant Specialist


MEDICAL ASSISTANT SPECIALIST

ASSOCIATE IN SPECIALIZED TECHNOLOGY DEGREE

Pittsburgh Career Institute’s (PCI) Medical Assistant Specialist program provides you with excellent instruction from instructors who have experience both in the medical field and in the classroom.  You will learn both theory and practical experience, with the hands-on experience that will allow you to gain entry level employment in the field of Medical Assisting.

What you’ll do: From measuring vital signs and performing lab tests to greeting patients and scheduling appointments, medical assistants are crucial members of a health care team. In a typical day on the job you’ll fill a variety of clinical and administrative roles. As electronic health records (EHRs) become standard in offices, assistants will need to be adept and precise at record keeping.

Students in Medical Assistant classes will learn skills that will allow them to succeed as a Medical Assistant.  Skills will include:

  • Clinical Skills, such as phlebotomy, vitals, electrocardiograms (ECG), administration of medications, and minor surgical procedures
  • Administrative Skills, such as ICD-10 and CPT coding, electronic medical record (EMR) documentation, telephone skills, insurance verification, and billing procedures

Once you graduate as a Medical Assistant, you can work in a variety of practices, including:

  • Physician offices, such as Family Medicine or Internal Medicine
  • Specialty offices, such as Orthopedic, Cardiology, and Pediatrics
  • Chiropractor offices
  • Urgent Care facilities
  • Ambulatory and outpatient facilities
  • Insurance companies

The Medical Assistant Specialist program is recognized by the American Medical Technologists (AMT). Founded in 1939, American Medical Technologists (AMT) is a nationally and internationally recognized certification agency and membership society.

AMT certification examinations are developed, administered, and analyzed using industry standards and state-of-the-art methodologies (The psychometrics of certification). Each examination is developed by a committee of subject-matter experts.

As the tests provide only one source of information regarding examinee competence, they are used in conjunction with other indicators of training and experience in the granting of certification.  Once certification is granted, applicants automatically become members of AMT and have a host of member benefits at their disposal.

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