A career in medical assisting can offer unique rewards every day. As a medical assistant, you can play a vital role in many different healthcare settings. Hamrick School offers a medical assisting program in Medina, near Cleveland and Akron, that is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills you’ll need to succeed in this rewarding profession.
Our diploma program prepares you for entry-level employment in the medical assisting field. With the knowledge and skills you gain in Hamrick’s Medical Assisting program, you’ll be able to seek employment in healthcare settings such as:
- Physicians’ offices
- Medical clinics
- Nursing homes
- Chiropractic offices
- Laboratory facilities
- Insurance companies
At Hamrick School, your medical assisting training will take place in the classroom, in the laboratory, and in the real world. First, you’ll gain an understanding of the medical assisting field and the human body. You’ll learn the structure, disease processes and functions of the human body, as well as medical terminology and pharmacology. Your classroom instruction will also help you gain familiarity with medical office procedures, computer fundamentals, and legal and ethical medical considerations.
Next, you’ll get hands-on practice in the lab portion of your education. You’ll perform many of the duties professional medical assistants experience every day.
Finally, you can take the new knowledge and skills you learned from your medical assisting program into the real world as you complete a medical assisting externship under the supervision of a healthcare professional. You’ll apply the principles and practices you learned in the classroom and the lab in preparation to enter the professional world.