Medical Assisting

Medical Assisting

Northwest State Community College - Archbold, OH

  • AAS

Medical assistants are multi-skilled allied health professionals specii cally trained to work in ambulatory settings, such as physicians’ oi ces, clinics, and group practices, performing administrative and clinical procedures. h is program will prepare competent entry-level medical assistants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and af ective (behavior) learning domains. h e following performance standards are necessary to safely and accurately carry out medical assisting duties: • Critical thinking ability sui cient for clinical judgment • Physical abilities sui cient to move from room to room and maneuver in small spaces • Tactile ability sui cient for physical assessment • Ability to prepare and administer medications • Ability to transfer patients • Ability to read medication labels and patient records • Ability to take blood pressure and hear breath sounds through a stethoscope • Communicate English clearly enough for most patients to understand and understand the verbal communication of English-speaking patients • Clear written communication, and manual dexterity. Education Pays Average Annual Earnings Based on Education High School Some College Master’s Degree Bachelor’s Degree Associate Degree Based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Medical Assisting For Program Questions: Lori Robison Dean of Allied Health & Public Services (419) 267-1345 Allied Health & Public Services Division For Admissions Questions: NSCC Admissions Oi ce (419) 267-1320 2011-2012 NSCC is accredited by: The Higher Learning Commission (312) 263-0456 Requirements Prior to Enrollment in Externship: • Healthcare CPR & First Aid Certii cation • BCI Background Check • Medical/Immunization Form • Signed Coni dentiality Statement

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