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Medical Assistant Overview

What do medical assistants do? Medical assistants are vital in the day-to-day operations of many medical practices.

As their name suggests, Medical Assistants provide valuable support to doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals. Physicians count on medical assistants to:

  • Greet and process incoming patients
  • Prepare patients for exams
  • Perform routine clinical tasks

Working with patients, medical assistants often:

  • Take patient histories
  • Obtain vital signs
  • Measure blood pressure
  • Measure height and weight, and take temperature

In addition, medical assistants also often help with the administrative tasks of running an office, such as answering phones, making appointments, managing computer data and processing paperwork.

At Everest, you can get the practical, hands-on training you need to compete for entry-level medical assistant positions in physicians' offices, clinics and other health care facilities. Your education will cover a wide range of relevant topics, including:

  • Pharmacology
  • Laboratory procedures
  • Medical law
  • Patient care
  • Health sciences

Please Note: This Medical Assistant program description is not necessarily reflective of every Medical Assistant program offered across all Everest campuses. This is a summary of general topics learned within most schools. Please check your specific campus catalog for details about the program taught at your local campus.

If you've ever dreamt of working in the healthcare field alongside doctors and nurses, the Medical Assistant program is a great option to consider.

*Employment is not guaranteed, but career services help is available for graduates.

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