Medical Assisting (MA) Diploma
Do you have a CARING presence and a deep desire to help others?
Medical Assistants provide care and comfort to people with healthcare needs, and fulfill job responsibilities ranging from clinical to administrative tasks. Medical assisting is one of the best ways to break into the healthcare industry. Once you are in healthcare, you are always in demand.
What Will I learn as a MEDICAL ASSISTANT at the Ohio Institute of Allied Health?
OIAH's OIAH's Medical Assisting diploma program is comprehensive and offers a unique blending of traditional courses with holistic modalities. The OIAH MA Program teaches students front and back office skills. Out graduates work in both the clinical and administrative sides of a medical office. OIAH students studying for their medical assisting diploma learn about computers, telephone etiquette, medical office software, and therapeutic communication skills, as well as how to monitor vital signs, assist during minor office surgeries and other medical office duties. Whether you are interested in Billing and Coding, X-Ray Machine Operation or Phlebotomy, the expert instructors at OIAH will guide you through the hands-on program designed to provide each student with valuable experience.
What makes OIAH Medical Assisting Diploma so unique?
Our holistic focus, including an introduction to holistic and complementary therapies. All OIAH students learn about complementary applications, such as the therapeutic effects of herbal remedies, or energy work. In addition, all medical assisting students are required to complete an externship at a local medical facility.
Upon successful program completion, graduates eligible for work as:
- Entry-level Medical Assistant
- Clinical Assistant
- EKG Technician
- Billing and Coding Phlebotomy Technician
- Administrative Assistant
- Medical Receptionist
Medical Assistant Career Outlook
Medical Assisting is one of the fastest growing professions in the U.S. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics [BLS], there are roughly 591,300 licensed MAs currently working in the United States with more opening expected every year. The employment of medical assistants is expected to increase 23% by 2014, which is much faster than average growth.