Medical/Health Management and Clinical Assistant/Specialist

Part assistant and part office manager, medical health management and clinical assistant specialists are the people who keep medical offices running smoothly. They handle billing, coding, and reception, while also assisting medical staff with routine medical tasks: measuring vital signs, changing patients' dressings, and assisting the doctor or other medical staff with simple procedures. Although each program is different, you can expect your college curriculum to focus on the core subjects you will need to do your job. Subjects that you will study as a medical health management and clinical assistant specialist include pharmacology, phlebotomy, records management, medical law, and billing and coding. You may also have the opportunity to complete an internship for hands-on experience. It is recommended that students join the American Association of Medical Assistants organization before graduation. The AAMA has resources regarding the certification tests as well as various educational, professional, and networking resources for the up-and-coming and established medical health management and clinical assistant specialist professional. Once you complete your studies, you will have the opportunity to take the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) or Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) test. Although certification is not always mandatory, many employers prefer candidates who are certified.

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Howard University

Howard University is an HBCU comprised of 13 schools and colleges located two miles from the US Capitol. Nationally-ranked programs at HU include social work, business, and communication sciences and disorders. Howard has three honors programs for...

“…howard university is an amazing school filled with ambitious students. this university helps better prepare their students for succession in today's society. every graduate from howard university will be gladly to express to you how they received a...” – Brittany from Washington, DC

Washington University in St Louis

Founded in 1853 and named for George Washington, Washington University in St. Louis is a 4-year private research university. WashU encompasses seven colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in over 90 areas of study. For artistically...

“…Washington University is an incredible school that fosters individual scholastic as well as personal growth. The student body and faculty are diverse an open-minded. Also, the location is ideal due to its proximity to the business opportunities in...” – Nelson from Homewood, IL

College of Our Lady of the Elms

Elms College is a 4-year liberal arts institution located in Chicopee, Massachusetts. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, MA, Elms is a Catholic college and offers mass Monday through Thursday, as well as missions trips, programs,...

“…elms college is a very good college with many nice people that encourage and motivate their students to be professionals in the future. not every college take from their time to dedicated to the needs of their students and how they are doing in class...” – Ariana from Chicopee, MA

Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College is a two-year institution based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The school operates eight other campuses throughout the state. The school operates its own Hotel at Kirkwood Center which is assisted by Hospitality and Culinary Arts...

“…very personable and small classes. experienced teachers. world class learning.” – Seth from Cedar Rapids, IA

Oakton Community College

Oakton Community College is a two-year college with two locations near Chicago’s North Shore, in Des Plaines and Skokie, Illinois. Offering 80 associate’s degrees and certificates, Oakton Community College offers facilities in the arts, health care,...

“…i personally feel that oakton community college is a school full of unique people. as i pass by students like me, they carry things like instruments and artwork to show others what they are passionate about. that is what i love about college: we are...” – Michelle from Des Plaines, IL

Owens Community College is a public, 2-year institution with campus locations in Toledo and Findlay, Ohio. Owens offers over 100 academic programs, including a number of Dual Admission Express Programs, which guarantee admission to regional colleges...

“…Owens has really all it has claimed to be for me. They offer a lot of free services to help guarantee your success, they do everything in their power to make failing hard. So far, all the teachers I have had have awesome, they were understanding and...” – Adren from Oregon, OH

Jackson College is a public, 2-year institution established in Jackson County, Michigan. The campus features The George E. Potter Center, which houses entertainment events in its three theaters all throughout the year. While the college offers many...

“…JCC has wonderful instructors that help you succeed. Faculty are employeed in the subject matter they teach so they know what they teach. The small class sizes give way to more personal instruction.” – JACQUELINE from Adrian, MI

Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is a 2-year community college with over 40 locations throughout the state of Indiana. It is the largest public higher education institution in the state and the largest statewide community college system in the United...

“…Class A for accredations of college, Outstanding teaching reference, overall inprovement of the newest foundation added to accomadate the school.” – Breanne from Indianapolis, IN

Aims Community College

Aims Community College is a public, 2-year institution with campuses throughout northern Colorado in Greeley, Windsor, Fort Lupton, and Loveland. ACC features a number of services dedicated to student success, such as the Writer’s Community, the...

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Henry Ford College is a public, 2-year institution established in Dearborn, Michigan. Along with its main campus, the college also maintains a smaller, secondary location to the east. The main campus features a variety of facilities to enhance the...

“…Henry Ford Community college is a very diverse school with many different ethnicities. I believe it is a wonderful learning experience because there are so many different cultures bringing their own experiences and life lessons to the classroom. It...” – Kayla from Allen Park, MI

Established on the site of a former World War II training facility, Crowder College is a 2-year community college in the Ozark region of southwest Missouri that offers degrees and certificates in over 80 subjects. The school’s Presidential Honors...

“…Crowder is a great place to go to school. Everyone is super helpful, as far as, they've made the transition of going back to school less stressful. I would recommend this school to anyone, they have great tuition prices and the instructors are...” – Kimberli from Lamar, MO

Originally founded as a night school, Terra State Community College is a 2-year institution in northwest Ohio. Terra State is home to academic divisions in Business, Humanities, & Industrial Technologies and Allied Health, Nursing, & Human Services....

“…I love it! The instructors are knowledgeable. The curriculum is up to date and valid.” – Catherine from Sandusky, OH