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Prepare For Your Future at Blue Cliff College

Enrolling in Blue Cliff College’s Clinical Medical Assistant school could be your first step to a new career in the healthcare sector. As a student in our clinical medical assistant classes, you will have the opportunity to be introduced to a wide range of duties while training in a relatively short amount of time!

You could utilize your passion for helping others all while moving your career goals forward. To become a successful Clinical Medical Assistant, it takes a special person with quality clinical medical assistant training. At Blue Cliff College, our Clinical Medical Assistant diploma program aims to prepare you for an entry-level position in the healthcare industry.

Projected Growth in Medical Assistant Careers ¹

​By exploring clinical medical assistant schools, you are taking the first step to pursue a career that could open up the door of opportunity for your future!

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 19 percent from 2019 to 20292. Currently, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana are amongst some of the states experiencing employment growth in this field. Discover the projected growths below:

  • In Arkansas, the projected employment growth from 2016-2026 is 30.72% 3
  • In Mississippi, the projected employment growth from 2016-2026 is 12.4% 4,5
  • In Louisiana, the projected employment growth from 2016-2026 is 18.01% 6

Take your place in the healthcare industry with Blue Cliff College’s Clinical Medical Assistant training program!

What does a Clinical Medical Assistant do?

Clinical Medical Assistants are vital members of a healthcare team. To work as a medical assistant means that you could be at the forefront of patient care and perform fundamental administrative and clinical duties. These duties include, but are not limited to:
Scheduling patient appointments

  • Taking and recording patient vital signs
  • Preparing patients for examinations
  • Entering patient information into medical records
  • Preparing blood samples for laboratory testing
  • And more! 7

In our clinical medical assistant educational programs, we aim to provide you with technical knowledge and hands-on skills you may need to work as a medical assistant!

 

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Where Can Medical Assistants Work?

After Clinical Medical Assistant school, medical assistants could possibly choose work environments that are better suited for their career goals! Although clinical medical assistant requirements in Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi may differ, CMA’s can generally work in healthcare settings such as:

  • Hospitals
  • Retirement communities
  • Nursing homes
  • Physician’s offices
  • And more!8

Build Your Resume With Valuable Skills from Your Clinical Medical Assistant training

After completion of the 53 quarter credit hour program in Clinical Medical Assistant school, graduates of Blue Cliff College could obtain the skills needed to excel in their future entry-level position. With the help of our faculty and fully equipped medical labs, students could have the opportunity to receive hands-on training on how to handle medical procedures. Our Medical Assistant school could help give you the tools, training, and knowledge needed to build your resume as a clinical medical assistant.

Medical assistant classes could teach students a range of technical knowledge and skills. A few of our curriculum’s medical assisting courses include the fundamentals of using electrocardiography (ECG), medical coding systems (such as ICD-10 and CPT), and other medical office software systems.

Ready To Begin Medical Assistant school? Our classes enroll every 6 weeks!

Clinical medical assistant classes at Blue Cliff College begin every 6 weeks, so you don’t have to wait long to get started. The Blue Cliff College Clinical Medical Assistant school educates and prepares its graduates for successful completion of the following topics:

  • Anatomy, physiology, and pathology of body systems
  • Patient care and communication
  • Clinical techniques
  • Examining room procedures
  • Medical lab procedures
  • Medical terminology
  • Pharmacology
  • Administrative Procedures

At Blue Cliff College, our Clinical Medical Assistant school offers flexible classes to help you balance your work schedule and family obligations.

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What Does the Clinical Medical Assistant Diploma Program Cost?

 

Program availability and times vary by campus.

Financial Aid is available for those that qualify.

*For a list of books associated with the Clinical Medical Assisting training program, ISBN, and price click here.

** Medical Assisting Students receive a kit that includes a stethoscope, a uniform, and other items. Additional necessary supplies may be listed in course syllabi.

Clinical Medical Assistant Frequently Asked Questions

Want to learn more about:

  • What Clinical Medical Assistants Do
  • Blue Cliff College’s Clinical Medical Assistant Program
  • Clinical Medical Assistant Careers

Check out our Clinical Medical Assistant FAQ page!

Blue Cliff College Admission Requirements

Before you attend courses in the Clinical Medical Assisting diploma program, you’ll need to:

  1. Review and sign the “Guidelines for Practicing Injections [R3]” provided during the admissions process.
  2. Provide verification to Blue Cliff College of your hepatitis vaccination prior to the completion of MED105 Medical Techniques and Procedures. (The cost of this vaccination is included in your tuition.)

Campuses in Louisiana, Arkansas & Mississippi with Medical Assistant Programs

If you are asking yourself, “Where can I find Clinical Medical Assistant programs near me?” our diploma program is available at the following campus locations:

Alexandria, LA

A Branch of Metairie

Houma, LA

A Branch of Metairie

Lafayette, LA

A Branch of Metairie

Metairie, LA

Both Main Campus and Satellite Location

Gulfport, MS

A Branch of Metairie

Fayetteville, AR

Both Main Campus and Satellite Location
A Branch of Metairie

clinical medical assistant school locations

More about Careers as a Medical Assistant

For more information about a career as a Clinical Medical Assistant, please visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET website.

The Standard Occupational Code (SOC) for the career 31-9092.00 and the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code for this program is 51.0801.

Licensing Information and Accreditation

Blue Cliff College maintains current certification and accreditation so you know you’re learning skills that are valued in your field. We are:

  • Licensed by Mississippi Commission on Proprietary School and College Registration, License No. C–110
  • 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.

Additional Information:

  1.  Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Assistants, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm (visited September 28, 2020).
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Assistants, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm (visited September 28, 2020).
  3. http://www.discover.arkansas.gov/Portals/194/Publications/Projections/2016-2026/LT_St_16_26.pdf
  4. https://mdes.ms.gov/information-center/labor-market-information/occupational-projections/
  5. https://mdes.ms.gov/media/63514/oep_state.pdf
  6. https://www.louisianaworks.net/hire/vosnet/analyzer/results.aspx?enc=L3Rx1LKHF+xq6eiD/TQsJUscs4fpuIN/O5qqpTbo6Cg=
  7. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Assistants, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm#tab-3 (visited September 28, 2020).
  8. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Assistants, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm(visited September 28, 2020).

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