A medical assistant is an integral member of the health care delivery team, qualified by education and experience to work in the administrative office, the examining room and the physician's laboratory.
The Medical Assistant is a vital liaison between the doctor and patient and plays an important role in diagnosis and treatment. The many different roles assumed in this profession assure a fast moving and challenging career. Individuals in this unique position will be involved in many of the following skills:
Progression in the Medical Assisting program is contingent upon achievement of a grade of "C" or above in each required course and maintenance of a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average or above (on a 4.0 scale). Clinical orientation and externship are “non-paid work assignments.” Transportation to the physician's offices/community agencies where these occur is the responsibility of each student.
An Associate of Applied Science degree is available through General Occupational/Technical Studies.
Estimated Program Costs
Please consult the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook for the current job outlook.
Look up the median annual base salary In Northern Kentucky for occupations related to this program at www.Salary.com
Curriculum in the KCTCS system is constantly being reviewed, improved and updated to ensure quality and relevance. Exact course requirements will be provided by a program advisor at an advising session or upon enrollment. Courses listed in this document are representative, but not binding on Gateway Community and Technical College.
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