Medical assisting students learn a variety of clinical and administrative procedures that help medical offices run efficiently while delivering quality patient services.
Students can train at Anthem College—Atlanta for an Associate in Science in Medical Assisting. It is an excellent choice for those students who are looking for a program with more depth than a diploma course to help them compete more effectively in the Atlanta market.
Atlanta is a major metropolitan area with considerable employment opportunities in the medical and healthcare fields. The Augusta Chronicle reported in February 2012 that Georgia is facing a physician shortage, which could encourage practices to hire more allied health staff to assume routine responsibilities and free up physician time. Currently, Georgia ranks 45th in the U.S. in primary care physicians per 100,000 people.
The medical assisting degree program has a heavy focus on clinical training. Students take courses in clinical, laboratory and specialty procedures; medical terminology; and human body systems and support. General education classes support working in medical environments and include topics such as psychology, ethics and communication.
After completing coursework, students must complete two externships in healthcare facilities. This gives them real-world experience and the opportunity to practice skills tested in the lab in professional settings.
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