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Becoming a Clinical Medical Assistant


What does a Clinical Medical Assistant do?

Responsibilities of a Clinical Medical Assistant could include:

  • 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

How to Become a Clinical Medical Assistant

To become a successful Clinical Medical Assistant, it takes a special person with quality training. Clinical Medical Assistants are vital members of a health care team. At Blue Cliff College, our Clinical Medical Assistant diploma program aims to prepare you for an entry-level position in the health care industry. As a student at Blue Cliff College, you could be introduced to a wide range of duties while training in a relatively short amount of time! Medical Assisting classes at Blue Cliff College begin every 6 weeks, so you don’t have to wait long to get started.


How long does it take to complete the Clinical Medical Assistant program?

At Blue Cliff College, we offer both day and evening classes for the Clinical Medical Assistant program. You can earn your Clinical Medical Assistant diploma in as little as 9 months in our day program and in 15 months in our evening program.


The Blue Cliff College Clinical Medical Assistant program


What material will be covered in the Clinical Medical Assistant program?

The Blue Cliff College Clinical Medical Assistant program includes exposure to 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

How can I Find a Job as a Clinical Medical Assistant?

Blue Cliff College provides you with the quality education you need to succeed, but we don’t stop there. We are with you every step of the way as you near graduation and begin your employment search. Blue Cliff’s career development services help you maximize your employment opportunities by providing valuable guidance, advice, and assistance.


Where can Clinical Medical Assistants Work?

Medical assistants could possibly choose work environments that are better suited for their career goals! This can include different healthcare settings such as:

  • Office of physicians
  • Retirement communities
  • Nursing homes
  • Hospitals
  • And many more

How do I enroll?

If you’re interested in enrolling in the Clinical Medical Assistant program at Blue Cliff College, the first step you should take is meeting with one of our Admissions Representatives. Request information online and a member of our team will be back in touch with you shortly. You can read more about our Admissions process on our Admissions information page.