Medical Assisting is one of the careers that is growing at a much faster than the average rate for all occupations according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. This job growth is attributed to the following factors:​

  • Predicted surge in the number of healthcare provider offices and outpatient care facilities

  • Growing number of elderly Americans who require medical treatment

  • Technological advancements

Students in Medical Assisting are cross-trained with skills and knowledge in front office administrative, clinical, and limited laboratory procedures that are designed to assist healthcare practitioners in administering to the needs of patients. Selected administrative skills include scheduling, medical office accounting systems, medical coding and billing, and electronic medical records.

Clinical skills students learn include assisting with medical examinations, vital signs, administering medications and injections (under supervision), sterilizing instruments, electrocardiography, etc. Laboratory skills will include venipuncture (under supervision), and performing selected CLIA-waived laboratory tests. Additionally, Medical Assisting students will become acquainted with the laws and regulations governing medicine in the ambulatory setting, as well as ethical issues being confronted in the health care arena. The program is designed to prepare the student for an entry-level position in Medical Assisting.

Students in Medical Assisting are cross-trained with skills and knowledge in front office administrative, clinical, and limited laboratory procedures that are designed to assist healthcare practitioners in administering to the needs of patients. Selected administrative skills include scheduling, medical office accounting systems, medical coding and billing, and electronic medical records.

Benefits

 

  • Relevant work experience and job security while attending school

  • Earn while you learn

  • Built-in wage increases

  • Employer commitment

  • Apprenticeship Certificate of Completion

Factors to consider

  • Apprenticeship slots are competitive and availability based on employer need

  • Job security is based on performance both in school and in the work setting

  • Additional funding may be available if SNAP/TANF/Medicaid eligible

Complete Program Information

Contact

Michelle Boller

Program Director

Michelle.boller@mso.umt.edu

406.243.7877

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