Pursue the Possibilities at Peloton College: Medical Assistant
In every career, proper training and education are paramount.
A diploma or certificate of completion relays a message to an employer: you are trainable. Now more than ever, the medical field faces a surge in open positions moving a certified medical assistant up the priority ladder. Peloton offers the training necessary for a job industry growing faster than expected.
According to the Texas Labor Market Information website, the medical assistant field will continue to rise and over the next ten years, we will see a growth of almost 30%. In the DFW area alone, close to 1,000 jobs have yet to be filled.https://texaslmi.com/LMIbyCategory/Projections
Three benefits from this field that outweigh the rest:
A medical assistant no longer focuses on just the filing. Along with the administrative side, MAs are now assisting with patient care duties making them an essential member of a doctor’s staff.
With round-the-clock care on the rise and private practices continuing to open, the flexibility in schedules provides a perk other fields lack.
What’s more appealing than the idea of advancement? The stepping stones for advancement include knowledge of what happens behind the scenes and the hands-on experience, the ability to specialize by working in fields of interest such as obstetrics, dermatology, and pediatrics, and continuing education through certifications, training, and degree plans.
Pursuing a path as a Medical Assistant at Peloton College provides endless opportunities.
Graduates from the Medical Assistant Program will have a working knowledge of administrative duties including scheduling appointments, billing, and coding, as well as clinical duties including phlebotomy, ECGs, injections, measuring vital signs, emergencies, and assisting practices in daily operations. Our all-encompassing training we provide will prepare our Medical Assistant graduates to find entry-level employment in a medical office, hospital, and/or other health care facility as a medical assistant, medical clinical assistant, medical office receptionist, lab assistant, or medical records clerk.
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Peloton College offers both a medical assisting program to help you join the healthcare frontlines and support doctors and nurses so they can help more patients. Giving doctors and nurses more time to help patients improves patient health outcomes.
Medical Assistant Program
The objective of the medical assisting program at Peloton College is to prepare you for employment as an entry-level medical assistant managing administrative, clerical, and clinical duties within the health care field. Graduates from the medical assisting program at Peloton College will have a working knowledge of administrative duties including scheduling appointments, billing, and coding, as well as clinical duties including phlebotomy, EKGs, injections, measuring vital signs, emergencies, and assisting practices in daily operations. The important curriculum will include:
Anatomy and Physiology – anatomy is about how the body is made and physiology focuses on how the body works. Both subjects are important for medical assistants to know and become successful in healthcare.
Electrocardiography – responsible for conducting EKG tests to monitor the heart and lungs. The EKG can help doctors diagnose and treat patients with different heart conditions.
Vital Signs Theory – taking vital signs is important in every appointment because it can show a pattern of health for each patient and offer warning signs when something is not right. You will learn how to take body temperature, pulse rate, respiration rate, blood pressure, body weight and body height during a medical assistant program.
Medical Law and Ethics – as a medical assistant you have a medical and ethical duty to your patients. Keeping them safe and informed is the law, as well as a moral obligation. Also, abiding by the HIPAA guidelines for confidentiality will be included in the curriculum, to help keep sensitive patient information confidential.
Medical Assisting Lab Applications – you will learn how to prepare and transport specimen to the lab. Lab specimen help to identify symptoms and issues with a patient’s health. During the medical assisting program, you will learn how to process blood and other specimen to assist the doctor in making better diagnosis and treatment options.
Medical Office Practice & Patient Services – as the medical assistant, you may be the first person that the patient interfaces with. You are the liaison between the patient and the medical office. You learn how to greet patients, schedule appointments, manage patient charts and a wide variety of tasks that help the medical office function smoothly.
Software in Medical Office – in addition to the usual Microsoft Office programs, you will learn about different medical office software for charting, medical records and other functions that you will perform in the medical office.
Medical Insurance and Billing – part of the job of a medical assistant is to understand and support medical billing specialist with claims processing and medical billing. You will learn the medical coding protocols behind medical insurance and billing to allow the medical office to receive funds for services offered by the practice. The medical codes you will learn include CPT, HCPCS and ICD-10.
Pharmacology Theory – although medical assistants are not able to prescribe medications, they can administer some vaccines based on the doctor’s orders. During this class, you will learn about proper medication calculation with the help of Body Mass Index (BMS), patient weight and other factors that determine the correct dosage for a patient.
Hematology/Phlebotomy Theory – part of what you do as a medical assistant is draw patient blood to identify different symptoms to help treat blood disorders. You will practice phlebotomy and prepare for your duties as a medical assistant that can perform blood draws.
Career Development – after graduation, you are prepared for the real world inside a medical office. Not only will you learn how to get a job with resume building and mock interviews, but you will also learn how to traverse the medical office, manage personal dynamics and work in a team as a valued member.
Medical Assistant Externship – the best part about attending a medical assistant program is the externship that will further your real-world experience in a medical assisting role. The externship is great experience and something to put on your resume when you look for that first job.
And the best part – Our Medical Assistant program can be completed in as little as 9 months, with day and evening classes available.
Preparation is key and unlocking your future in the medical field starts at Peloton College. With a selection of twelve courses available, get started today in making a decision to join us and jumpstart your successful career as a Medical Assistant!
Did learning about medical assisting interest you? Graduates from the Medical Assistant Program at Peloton College will have a working knowledge of all administrative duties including scheduling, billing, and coding, as well as clinical duties including phlebotomy, ECGs, injections, vital signs, emergencies, and assisting practices in daily operations.
The Career Services department at Peloton College is available to prepare current students and graduates to plan, prepare and promote their careers. The Career Services department offers job placement assistance, resume writing skills, interviewing techniques, career advice and other services.
Contact us today to learn more about becoming a medical assistant.
Texas Labor Market Information, 6 April 2021. https://texaslmi.com/LMIbyCategory/Projections
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