Medical Assistant

Create a Rewarding Career in the Healthcare Industry by Becoming a Medical Assistant

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Enter the world of healthcare careers by becoming a Medical Assistant.  Work with a team of professionals to provide quality care to patients, and enjoy endless possibilities for career progression in this dynamic field.  PDI is offering an accelerated 12-week program to help you gain the knowledge and practical experience to sit for the National Healthcareer Association exam for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant profession.

Instructor

Rebecca Hernandez holds a Medical Assistant Certification from C-Tech Vocational School in Yuba, CA.  She works for Texas Health MedSynergies, LLC, as a medical assistant.  She has worked for several other healthcare offices in Texas and California and is proficient in several different scheduling softwares and MS Office.  She also has a background in medical record management, phlebotomy, EKG and other administrative skills.

Features of the Program

  • 12 weeks- classes meet one day a week
  • 96 classroom hours and 80 hour externship
  • Eligible to sit for CCMA, CPT and CET exams upon successful completion
  • Tuition includes live instruction, textbooks, externship and the CCMA exam 

Prerequisites

  • High School diploma or GED
  • No felony or drug-related conviction
  • Minor issues including traffic violations cleared up prior to externship
  • Current vaccination record

Cost

$4,285, which includes textbooks and CCMA exam fee. Contact Tami Russell at trussell@pdi.org about saving $200.

Commonly Asked Questions

What duties do medical assistants perform?

Medical assistants perform a variety of tasks, and it varies from practice to practice.  However, they’ll typical assist in the following ways:

  • Record patient history and personal information
  • Take vital signs
  • Assist the doctor with patient exams
  • Schedule patient appointments
  • Prepare blood samples
  • Enter information into electronic medical records

What’s the job outlook for medical assistants?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical assistants are experiencing a faster than average job growth over the next 10 years.

Do you have to be certified to become a medical assistant?

There are no requirements in Texas to hold a certification for medical assisting; however, most medical practices require medical assistants to at least hold a certificate before hiring them.

Financial Assistance

To inquire about payment plans, please contact Tami Russell at 866.374.0876 or email at trussell@pdi.org

Links

The Knowledge Nook: Medical Assistants Enjoy Varied Career Opportunities As They Progress On the Job

The Knowledge Nook: What is A Medical Assistant?

The Knowledge Nook: What Training is Required for Medical Assistants

The Knowledge Nook: Where Do Medical Assistants Work?