Clinical and Administrative Medical Assistant
AOS Degree Program Overview
The Clinical and Administrative Medical Assistant (CAMA) program focuses on the clinical skills and administrative skills needed to assist physicians and nurses in a physician’s office and other health care settings. This program requires students to have completed a Medical Assistant Diploma program, such as Blue Cliff College’s Clinical Medical Assisting Program or a similar program at another school before enrolling.
Students will learn how to take patient vital signs, perform standard examinations, phlebotomy/hematology techniques, laboratory procedures and electrocardiography (ECG). Students also learn basic medical office administration procedures including reception, patient scheduling, coding and insurance, and electronic health record management.
General education courses in bioscience, psychology, English and communications prepare a well-rounded graduate capable of career advancement and lifelong learning. An externship provides an opportunity to practice skills in a workplace environment.
What Do Clinical And Administrative Medical Assistants Do?
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Clinical and Administrative Medical Assistants perform various tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. Clinical and Administrative Medical Assistants may perform some or all of the following duties¹:
- Record patient history and personal information
- Measure vital signs, such as blood pressure
- Help physicians with patient examinations
- Give patients injections or medications as directed by physicians and as permitted by state law
- Schedule patient appointments
- Prepare blood samples for laboratory tests
- Enter patient information into medical records
- Fill out insurance forms
- Code patients’ medical information
- Do basic laboratory tests
- Instruct patients about medication or special diets
- Prepare patients for x-rays
Graduates of the online CAMA Program will be awarded an Associate of Occupational Studies degree and be eligible to sit for the Medical Assistant Certification Exam. Common areas of employment for those certified in this field include physicians’ offices, hospitals, clinics, and outpatient care centers.
How Long Is Clinical and Administrative Medical Assistant School?
The normal completion time for the 97-credit diploma program is 18 months. Upon successful completion of the program and all other graduation requirements, students will be awarded an Associate of Occupational Studies in Clinical and Medical Assisting.
What Will You Learn In A Clinical and Administrative Medical Assistant Program?
You will learn about the basics of both administrative and clinical medical office management including medical office administrative procedures, medical techniques, lab procedures, and more. The CAMA online Degree Program includes:
- Introduction to the HealthCare Workplace*
- Medical Terminology 1*
- Introduction to Clinical Procedures*
- Anatomy and Physiology 1*
- Computer Fundamentals*
- Medical Office Procedures 1*
- CPR / First Aid*
- Medical Techniques and Procedures 1*
- Medical Coding and Insurance*
- Anatomy and Physiology 2*
- Phlebotomy/Laboratory Procedures 1*
- Pharmacology for the Medical Assistant*
- Medical Techniques and Procedures 2*
- Phlebotomy/Laboratory Procedures 2*
- Physiology of Disease
- Principles of Psychology
- Ethics of Patient Care
- Applied Mathematics for Business
- English Composition
- Electronic Health Records
- Technical Writing for Business
- Developmental Psychology
- Medical Office Procedures 2
- Advanced Medical Coding
- Clinical Review
- Professional Development*
- Medical Assisting Externship*
*Completed as part of Blue Cliff’s CMA Diploma Program
Blue Cliff College’s Clinical and Administrative Medical Assisting (CAMA) Online Program is a course of study that provides enrolled students with advanced education and practical hands-on experience that is necessary for starting a career as a medical assistant. The online portion of this degree program (which makes up the second half of the Medical Assisting Program) is available to students who have completed the first half of their courses on campus.
Where Do Clinical And Administrative Medical Assistants Work?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Clinical and Administrative Medical Assistants typically work full time². The top four employers of Clinical and Administrative Medical Assistants are:
- 57% – Physician’s Offices
- 15% – Local, Private, or State Hospitals
- 8% – Outpatient Care Centers
- 4% – Chiropractors Offices
What Is The Job Outlook For Clinical and Administrative Medical Assistants?
The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment for Clinical and Administrative Medical Assistants to grow 18 percent from 2020 to 2030³.
Clinical and Administrative Medical Assistant Training Near Me
The Medical Office Administrator Diploma Program is offered through our online campus. No matter where you live in Louisiana or Mississippi, as an online student you can take advantage of Blue Cliff College’s Online Campus.
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Program Specific Application Requirements
All prospective students for Clinical and Administrative Medical Assisting must participate in the
Student Success Course.
All prospective students for Clinical and Administrative Medical Assisting must successfully complete the Wonderlic Scholastic Level Distance Learning Survey and pass the Wonderlic Assessment exam with a minimally acceptable score prior to enrolling in their program of interest.
Prior to being admitted into the Clinical and Administrative Medical Assisting AOS degree
program, the prerequisite is that a student must have graduated from any iteration of Blue Cliff’s
or Blue Cliff affiliated schools’ Clinical Medical Assisting diploma, Medical Assisting diploma or
any other approved program per the articulation agreement.
In rare cases, students may not receive a full transfer of credits to satisfy the prerequisite
requirement, students will be admitted to the on-ground Clinical Medical Assisting program
at their local Blue Cliff College and receive an applicable transfer of credit. Upon successful
completion of the required prerequisites, the student may choose to transfer to the Clinical
and Administrative Medical Assisting AOS program and complete their degree online.
Licensing Information and Accreditation
State requirements and licensing may vary from state to state. Blue Cliff College is:
- Licensed by Louisiana State Board of Regents
- Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the US Department of Education.
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