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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I have learned more in the past year at Howard than I can honestly put into words. I have learned so much about Architecture my first year that I can confidently draft floor plans and elevations of a structure, and make a decent model of it, whereas...

” – Devon from Arlington, VA
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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Elms College is best described as a friendly, tight knit family. Being a smaller college, students quickly become familiar and comfortable with their professors and fellow students. With a diverse population of students, a beautiful campus, and...

” – Rachel from Ellington, CT
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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At Owens the teachers really strive for you to be at your best. They help as much as they can, and because they've usually worked in the field they're teaching, you can learn many things from them. I'm in my second year here and feel like I've...

” – Dana from Rossford, 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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I am going into my 3rd semester at JCC. I love it so much. All of the instructors I've had so far are very helpful and enjoy their jobs. They reach out and are friendly to their students and make learning fun.

” – Sara from Ypsilanti, 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 am a returning student to their Human Service field.

” – Tryphena 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 has been a rewarding experience. The staff are very supportive and efficient. I have graduated with my Associates degree, and I am presently enrolled in a Marketing Class.

” – Sharon from Fort Lupton, CO
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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Henry Ford CC has done alot lately to make it more student friendly. The new Welcome Center now houses most student services in one building. The teachers are dedicated professionals, who are focused on the well being of their students.

” – Amanda from Sterling Heights, 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 classes were great. It was easy to transfer to a larger university. The classes were comparable to what you would learn at a big school but much smaller classes.

” – Jessica from Neosho, 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...