Medical assisting is one of the fastest growing careers in healthcare. Employment in the field is expected to grow 35% during the decade 2016 to 2026, per the New York State Department of Labor. Entry level salaries begin at $30,000 while average salaries approach $39,000. A Medical Assistant helps run a Doctor’s offices with various administrative and clinical duties. Private offices, clinics, or hospitals all employ medical assistants. Jobs can be part-time or full-time, daytime or evening. This level of flexibility is needed since patients need care year-round and throughout the day.
Clinical duties may include:
Administrative duties may include:
Unlike most states, New York does not require a license to be a medical assistant. However, credentials such as a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) or Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) make candidates more competitive for employment or advancement. We work with employers in New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Yonkers and White Plains, NY – among other places – in helping graduates search for available positions. We encourage participation in New York State societies of medical assistants. The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) is an example of one such organization we work with.
Once students have successfully completed our program, we help with resume preparation and networking. We train our students to be well suited to be a clinical medical assistant, a medical administrative assistant, or both.
Our education program prepares students to take their certification exams.
The CMA exam is a test with 200 questions. The test takes 3 hours as it includes four 40-minute segments with a few breaks in between. Questions are scored according to difficulty and get progressively harder throughout the test. The minimum passing grade is 425 and the maximum grade is 800. Test content area include Psychology, Communication, Professionalism, Medical Ethics, Medical Records, Practice Finance, and Nutrition, among others.
The RMA exam has 210 questions and requires two hours to complete. Answering 70% or more (147 questions) correctly is required to pass. The exam tests for general, administrative, and clinical medical assisting skills.
Continuing education is required to maintain your CMA credentials.
Our internships allow our students to gain practical experience so that they might be better informed about what to expect in an actual medical facility (externship).
Our team offers an exciting 900-hour program, split 70% in-class (630 hours) and 30% in a work environment (270 hours) via externship.
We are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET) and licensed by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision (BPSS). We adhere to the U.S. Department of Education guidelines.
We offer a reasonable Payment plan.
Financial Aid available to those that qualify. See if you qualify.
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