EHOVE Adult Career Center graduated six students from the Medical Assistant occupational program on June 25. Through hands-on training, classroom learning and real-world experience, students are prepared for a new career as a Medical Assistant in a physician's office or other medical setting. Students learn medical terminology, office procedures, billing and coding, patient interviewing, vital signs, charting and more.
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Students have an opportunity to become a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), which will give them flexibility to get a job locally or in most any area. The CMA credential goes wherever the graduates goes, because it is a national certification recognized by employers across the country.
The certification is from the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) and represents a medical assistant who has been credentialed through the organization’s certifying board. The rigorous exam to earn the certification requires a thorough, broad and current understanding of healthcare delivery in a wide scope of knowledge required in general, clinical, and administrative categories.
All six graduates have already taken the AAMA’s exam and earned the Certified Medical Assistant certification - Daughenbaugh, Puckett and Schmidt before graduation, and Maldonado, Schmidt and Kluding after graduation. All six also earned EHOVE’s Award of Clinical Excellence during their practicum experience.
Medical Assisting is one of the fastest growing allied health care careers. Having both administrative and clinical training allows for more employable opportunities. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics employment of medical assistants is expected to grow by 29% through 2026.
EHOVE’s competitive, nationally-accredited and nationally-recognized program is one of the most affordable allied health schools in our region. Tuition is less than $8,100 and includes uniforms, textbooks, a personal Chromebook and exam fees.
If you or someone you know is interested in a flexible, in-demand career in the healthcare field, applications are being accepted now for the next session that starts in September. Contact EHOVE Adult Career Center at 419-499-4663 or get more info at www.EHOVE.net or www.facebook.com/EHOVEmedicalassistant.
PHOTO (L-R): Emma Kluding, Alexis Maldonado, Emily Collins, Gabrielle Puckett, Roni Daughenbaugh and Shalynn Schmidt