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...

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Since I'm in the School of Business the curriculum proved to be challenging. I took 15 credit hours for my first semester freshman year and I could handle it. There are hundreds of classes to take and what's better is that you can choose what classes...

” – Brianna from Indianapolis, IN
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...

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The classes I have taken have been interesting and challenging. It's a good idea to do some research on the professor, but generally you can expect a good experience. Class size really varies. I've had classes with 12 students, but also classes with...

” – Catlyne from Wheaton, IL
Elms College

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...

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The professors at Elms college are really helpful. They understand that you pay to be there and are there for a great education. A lot of them are willing to help you outside of the classroom and have many different techniques to help many different...

” – Kelsey
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...

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I have been a student here for 1 year plus a summer semester, and all the classes I have taken have been challenging but I have been able to get through them. In every class I have learned something new and exciting everyday I had class.

” – Beth from Marion, IA

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...

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Classroom ratios are nice. Most classes were 1 teacher to 10 students. Teachers were all very helpful and accommodating. The course was laid out well and every aspect was clear and covered in class.

” – Anthony from Pandora, 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...

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JCC is great for education. Many of the professors could easily be university professors, and it is because of that that JCC is so helpful. Because of the size of JCC, one can get help much easier which, in turn, will help the individual to learn...

” – Jacob from Albion, 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...

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I know some of the chefs and their teachings and its so much fun.

” – Samantha 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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aims community college is a great school. The teachers are always so willing to help me succeed in class and explain things to me if i dont understand. The advisor are always there when you need them, even if you dont have a set up time to meet with...

” – nancy from GREELEY, CA
Henry Ford College

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...

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The main downfall would be the Welcome Center's staff...rude. Overall, the school is really impressive to be a community college. As long as you choose your professors correctly, your experience can be amazing!

” – Candice from Detroit, 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...

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The one on one student/teacher help is amazing. The teachers are willing to go out of their way to help you pass the class. Most classes are interesting (depending on what you like) and the teachers keep it fun.

” – Kaitlyn from Rocky Comfort, 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...

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I love it! The instructors are knowledgeable. The curriculum is up to date and valid.

” – Catherine from Sandusky, OH
Pittsburgh Technical College

Originally founded as a school of engineering, Pittsburgh Technical College is a technical and vocational school in the Pittsburgh metro area. PTC is home to 10 career-focused schools offering over 30 academic programs granting bachelor’s degrees...