Medical Assistant

As a medical assistant, you could have the opportunity to work directly with patients and assist with their care and well-being. If you are interested in pursuing opportunities in this rewarding field, our medical assistant program can help you gain the relevant experience and skills to become a qualified candidate. At Giligia College, we strive to prepare you with the necessary clinical and administrative knowledge to seek various entry-level positions.
Our program offers a comprehensive curriculum combined with hands-on training on equipment typically used in a medical setting. The various courses offered can train you to perform specific duties such as assisting the supervising physician with administering injections, taking vital signs, recording EKGs, assisting in minor surgical procedures, carrying out basic accounting procedures, and understanding the fundamentals of charting and documentation. To enhance your career-based experience, you will also complete a practicum that enables you to apply classroom learning in a real-world setting.

Medical Assistant Program Details

In the Giligia College Medical Assistant Certificate program you'll cover topics on how to:
* Record patient histories and process billing information
* Schedule patient appointments and manage electronic health records
* Help the physician with patient examinations

Medical Assistants schedule patient appointments, measure patient vital signs, and manage health records in hospitals, insurance companies, or for government agencies.

Here are a few qualities that effective medical assistants have in common:
* Sociable: Spending time with others is fun and rewarding.
* Detail oriented: It’s important to have a sharp eye and check things twice.
* Friendly: You make others feel welcome and relaxed in potentially stressful situations.
* Reliable: Patients and doctors can rely on you to work hard and perform consistently.



Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2015-16 Edition, Graphic Designers, on the Internet HERE. Statistics found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are based on national data, so job growth in your area may be different.