Clinical Medical Assisting

The Clinical Medical Assisting diploma program provides an in-depth study of the medical science of the human body including anatomy, physiology and pathology of the body systems, clinical techniques including examining room procedures, medical lab procedures, medical terminology, pharmacology and administrative procedures. The Clinical Medical Assisting diploma program prepares the graduate to pursue entry-level positions in the healthcare field working in clinical and/or administrative settings under a variety of titles: Medical Assistants, Medical Receptionist, Medical Office Administrator, Medical Technician, Cardiac Technician amongst others.

What Do You Do in Clinical Medical Assisting?

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in clinical medical assisting duties may vary depending on the state or type of healthcare facility where they are employed. They may perform some or all of the following duties¹:
  • Perform basic laboratory test
  • 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
  • Prepare blood samples for laboratory tests
  • Enter patient care information into medical records
  • Instruct patients about medications or special diets
  • Prepare patients for x-rays
  • Change dressings
In Blue Cliff College’s Clinical Medical Assisting diploma programs, we aim to provide you with technical knowledge and hands-on skills you may need to work in Clinical Medical Assisting.

How Long Is Clinical Medical Assisting School?

Blue Cliff College’s Clinical Medical Assisting Diploma Program offers both Day and Evening courses. The Program length for Day classes is 9 months. The Program length for Night classes is 15 months. At Blue Cliff College, our Clinical Medical Assisting diploma program offers flexible classes to help you balance your work schedule and family obligations. As a student in our Clinical Medical Assisting classes, you will have the opportunity to be introduced to a wide range of duties while training in a relatively short amount of time.

What Can You Expect to Learn in Your Program?

Clinical medical assistanting classes at Blue Cliff College begin every 6 weeks, so you don’t have to wait long to get started. The school educates and prepares its graduates for successful completion of the following courses:
  • 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 2
  • Professional Development
  • Medical Assisting Externship
Enrolling in Blue Cliff College’s Clinical Medical Assisting school could be your first step to a new career in the healthcare sector. Our Clinical Medical Assisting diploma program aims to prepare you for an entry-level position in the healthcare industry.

Where Do Clinical Medical Assisting Graduates Work?

After Clinical Medical Assisting school, graduates could choose work environments that are suited for their career goals! Although clinical medical assisting requirements in Louisiana and Mississippi may differ, they typically work in the same environments.

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook medical assistants typically work full time and may work days, nights, or weekends depending on the hours of the medical facility. The majority of clinical medical assistants work in physician’s offices (57%). The second most common place for clinical medical assisting graduates work is in state, local, or private hospitals (15%)².

What Is The Job Outlook?

The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment for Clinical Medical Assisting to grow 18 percent from 2020 to 2030³.

What is the Total Cost of the Clinical Medical Assisting Program?

Day Classes Night Classes
Program Length:
9 Months
15 Months
Supplies & Fees **:
Estimated Total:

Effective September 21st, 2023

*For a list of books associated with this 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 the course syllabus

Program availability and times vary by campus | Financial Aid is available for those that qualify.

Clinical Medical Assisting Training Near Me

Blue Cliff College offers the Clinical Medical Assisting program at the following campus locations:

Clinical Medical Assisting Frequently Asked Questions

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More about Careers as a Clinical Medical Assisting

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

Standard Occupational Code (SOC): 31-9092.00 Medical Assistants
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP): 51.0801 Medical/Clinical Assistant

Program Specific Application 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.)

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.



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