Medical Assistants perform administrative and/or clinical tasks to support the work of other health professionals. Core curriculum includes the study of anatomy and physiology, health insurance coding and billing, medical terminology, and pharmacology. Students will receive clinical training in phlebotomy, medication administration, and performing EKGs. This program will prepare students to enter the workforce as a medical assistant, or to pursue post-secondary education.

Technical Skills:

Administrative functions of a medical office • Clinical functions of a medical office, including EKG, phlebotomy, vital signs, patient education, assisting with minor surgeries/procedures, wrapping or splinting, suture/staple removal, wound care, urostomy/colostomy care • Medical terminology • Anatomy & physiology • Pharmacology and medication administration

Professional Skills:

Professionalism • Communication • Leadership • Teamwork • Time Management • Organization

Career Opportunities or Field Positions:

Clinical Medical Assistant • Administrative Medical Assistant • Patient Support Associate

What Certifications can I earn?

Certified Clinical/Medical Assistant through The National Health Care Association • CPR and AED Training • OSHA for Healthcare

What College Credits can I earn?

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Program Requirements and Proficiencies:

Students should be proficient in math, science, and spelling. Students should possess good social skills.

Uniform Requirements:

Professional Attire:
Navy blue scrubs (shirt and pants), Navy blue lab/work coat, and white, skid-resistant shoes or sneakers. (Not available from the school store).

Teacher Directed Semi-Professional Attire (For select Friday’s and Special Activities):
CareerTech blue t-shirt, zip fleece, or gray embroidered ¼ zip sweatshirt (special order). These uniforms may be ordered online or purchased at the school store.

Jeans without holes and program approved shoes.

Out-of-Pocket costs:

School Uniform

Lab Kit – Approximately $160

Student Organizations?

Students may join the HOSA (Health Occupations of America) student organization. HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition to students enrolled in health science education and biomedical science programs or have interests in pursuing careers in health professions. Visit http://www.hosa.org/ for more information.

What else should I know?

Students should be dedicated to the health profession and have a passion for working directly with patients and their families.

Marsha Egolf

Mrs. Egolf received her Associates of Applied Science in Medical Assisting from Kaplan University and then completed her certification as a Medical Assistant.  She has 11 years experience performing a wide variety of services in the occupational health field. She is currently working on her bachelors degree at Penn State University with a focus on education.