Medical Assistants Are In Demand!
The Manhattan Institute Can Train You For An Exciting And Rewarding Career As A Medical Assistant In as Little as Eight Months!
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Medical Assistants usually work in outpatient settings, which are expected to continue to grow in the future, spurring the demand for flexible support personnel. Medical Assistants provide employers the flexibility to meet both patient needs and administrative needs cost-effectively.
The Medical Assistant Program at Manhattan Institute is designed to prepare you for employment as a Medical Assistant. The U.S. Department of Labor lists the Medical Assistant career as one of its "Bright Outlook" occupations, "Bright Outlook" occupations are expected to grow rapidly in the next several years, will have large numbers of job openings, or are new and emerging occupations. The link below will take you to the U.S. Department of Labor's "O*Net" site, which contains a large amount of information about the occupation.
31-9092.00 - Medical Assistants
There is a good reason why Medical Assistants are in such high demand! With medical advances and an aging population, the U.S. will experience growth in the health care industry in general and outpatient settings in particular. Because Medical Assistants typically work in outpatient settings, handling both clinical and administrative duties, demand for experienced workers is expected to be exceptionally strong.
Below are some of the most commonly asked questions about our Medical Assistant program. Please feel free to email us with any other questions you may have.
Medical Assistants play an important role in physicians' offices, clinics, and other facilities where health care services are offered on an outpatient basis. The duties of the Medical Assistant vary from one medical office to another depending on size, location, and specialty. In the smaller medical setting, Medical Assistants handle both administrative and clinical duties. In larger offices Medical Assistants tend to specialize, and focus on either the clinical or administrative aspects. Find out more information about the Medical Assistant occupation by following the links below:
31-9092.00 - Medical Assistants
The Manhattan Institute offers Medical Assistant training in NYC designed to teach medical, clerical, clinical, and laboratory skills so that our graduates are prepared for employment as a Medical Assistant.
The Medical Assistant career training program offered by the Manhattan Institute is administered in two parts. The first part consists of 20 weeks of classroom training. During classroom training, students will learn aspects of patient care, through lecture and hands on demonstration. Upon completion of the classroom training, students will then be placed in a 10 week supervised externship at a health care facility, were students will have a chance to practice the skills learned during their classroom training.
Although clinical duties vary, they will likely include but not be limited to the following responsibilities:
- Apply principles of aseptic technique and infection control
- Prepare and assist with examinations, procedures, and treatments
- Obtain patient history and vital signs
- Collect and process specimens
- Perform or assist with diagnostic tests, including performing an EKG.
- Taking blood for examination (Phlebotomy)
- Performing certain lab tests
- Screen and follow patient test results
- Maintain medication and immunization records
- Adhere to established triage procedures, and
- Coordinate patient care information with other health care providers
Administrative duties will likely include but are not limited to the following responsibilities:
- Basic clerical duties
- Schedule, coordinate, and monitor scheduling
- Schedule inpatient/outpatient procedures and admissions
- Perform medical transcription
- Perform procedural and diagnostic coding
- Obtain reimbursement through accurate claims (insurance) submission
- Monitor and follow-up on third-party (insurance) reimbursement
- Apply bookkeeping principles
- Document and maintain accounting and banking records
- Manage accounts payable, accounts receivables, and payroll
- Professionally manage telephone responsibilities, and
- Receive, organize, prioritize, and transmit written and verbal communications and information
1) Small Medical Assistant classes offer a personalized learning environment.
2) Our Medical Assistant instructors include MD's and licensed teachers.
3) Our Medical Assistant program includes an externship in a medical facility.
4) We use a combination of lecture, practical, and technological training.
5) All classes are related to the Medical Assistant occupation.
6) We offer review classes at no additional cost, to help ensure your success.
7) Job placement assistance for all Medical Assistant graduates - now and in the future.
8) Our program is one of the lowest-priced Medical Assistant training programs in NY City.
9) Financial aid is available for those that qualify, and you can pay as you go for any remaining balance.
10) We are conveniently located in the heart of New York City, easy to reach.
We are small enough to give personalized training, but large enough to help you achieve success in your Medical Assistant career.
Yes, we have many out-of-state students who pursue study at the Manhattan Institute. We do not charge out-of-state students a higher tuition. Our Midtown Manhattan location makes it easy for students from the tri-State area - Long Island, Westchester, New Jersey, and even Connecticut and Eastern Pennsylvania. We have had students from all over the United States study with us. New York City is a great place to live, and even a better one when you pursue an education - at the Manhattan Institute.
Yes, the Manhattan Institute is approved to accept foriegn students and can help you obtain an I-20 student visa if you qualify. We do not charge foreign students higher tuition.
Our New York City location gives our foreign students a wonderful opportunity to take in all the culture and wonders Manhattan has to offer, while pursuing their education.
No, the Manhattan Institute is not a college or university. We are a NYS licensed and nationally accredited career school. Our classes are career-focused and feature both classroom and practical education. We think you'll like the difference!
No, The manhattan Institute does not offer student housing. For low cost housing in New York, we suggest you visit: http://www.heartsandminds.org/housing.htm.