Clinical Medical Assistant Certification Training Program
Clinical Medical Assistants are skilled professionals that work in physicians' offices,
hospitals, clinics and other health care settings. They work closely with patients and doctors in an
occupation that significantly increases productivity in a clinical setting or health care office.
Clinical Medical Assisting
Clinical Medical Assistants have a wide range of roles and responsibilities. The most typical tasks
consist of recording medical histories and vital signs, discussing treatment procedures to patients and
preparing them for examinations and test procedures. Additionally, Certified Medical Assistants collect
and catalogue laboratory specimens, implement standard laboratory tests and assist physicians during
examinations. Subsequently, they are responsible for disposal of the contaminated supplies and
sterilizing the medical equipment used for testing. Depending on the size of the practice, Clinical
Medical Assistants are likely to become office specialist for particular tasks and procedures under the
supervision of an administrator, physician or department manager. Some areas of speciality include
preparing patients for x-rays, taking electrocardiograms, removal stitches, and replacing dressings. As
well as, arranging and administering medications and instructing to the patients the use and dosage per
the physicians directions. Clinical Medical Assistants duties are varied according to the State law of
the heath care provider's location.
Electrocardiograph ( EKG ) Technicians conduct procedures and manage equipment that tests, monitors
and documents electrical activity of a patients' cardiovascular system. These test are used to
assist cardiologists and physicians in identifying and treating cardiac and blood vessel abnormalities.
These procedures are non-invasive and usually conducted as part of a routine examination before
surgical procedures. These types of test include standard electrocardiogram exams, 12-lead placement,
cardiac catheterization, Holter monitoring, phonocardiography, stress testing, and vectorcardiography.
The tests also detect and diagnose medical illnesses such as coronary artery disease, angina,
arrhythmias and pericarditis.
Phlebotomy is a skilled field of clinical practice primarily based around the collecting and proper
handling of human specimens and plays a primary role in laboratory testing and patient care.
Phlebotomist are health professionals who work under the direction of a physician or licensed health
care professional. They collect blood and other specimens from patients and accurately catalog the
specimens for specific lab test and to diagnose and monitor health conditions.
Clinical Medical Assistant Online Program
The NAHCE Online learning platform is packed full of media-based activities and exercises including educational
videos and simulations, collaborative class discussions and interactive activities with the same personalized
attention and student-teacher interaction support as a tradition classroom-based education. It is the most
intuitive user experience available today for any learning system and you can conveniently utilize it at your
leisure 24 hours a day.
�Immediate feedback and student instructor
interaction with online assignments, quizzes and practice test and progress reports.
�Online CCMA Learning Platform: Prepares students
for national CCMA Certification exams. Checkpoint Questions and student CD exercises correlated to
the Learning Outcomes make the learning process interactive and promote increased comprehension. The
variety of materials included with the program provides for multiple learning styles and ensures
�Students can access all their course materials,
including the media-rich online textbook from any mobile phone or home computer.
�Combines the right mix of rich functionality and
intuitive ease of use to enable rapid and complete clinical and clerical documentation.
�Concept Check-ups follow each topic and break down
learning outcomes into manageable subject material with unlimited practice before exams and
�Focal Points and key term definitions appear in
the margins throughout the text to spotlight critical data necessary to master end-of-chapter review
�Certified Medical Assistant CCMA Exam online Study
�Certified Medical Assistant CCMA Exam online
�Preparation for Certification boxes provide
guidance to students by highlighting crucial content for the NHA (CCMA), CMA (AAMA), RMA (AMT), and
CMAS Certification examinations.
Clinical Medical Assistant Program Required Courses:
- Principles of Asepsis
- Infection Control Techniques
- HIV, Hepatitis, and Other Blood-Borne Pathogens
- Preparing the Exam and Treatment Areas
- Interviewing the Patient, Taking a History, and Documentation
- Obtaining Vital Signs and Measurements
- Assisting with a General Physical Examination
- Assisting with Examinations in the Basic Specialties
- Assisting with Highly Specialized Examinations
- Assisting with Minor Surgery
- Assisting with Cold and Heat Therapy and Ambulation
- Emergency Preparedness and First Aid
- Complementary and Alternative Medicine
- Laboratory Equipment and Safety
- Introduction to Microbiology
- Collecting, Processing, and Testing Urine Specimens
- Collecting, Processing, and Testing Blood Specimens
- Nutrition and Special Diets
- Principles of Pharmacology
- Drug Administration
- Electrocardiograph and Pulmonary Function Testing
- X-Rays and Diagnostic Radiology
(2 Credits) (Optional) Continuing successful completion of this study course is
going to require 90 hours of medical and clinical and administrative knowledge at an approved health care
setting. Each student is required to work with NAHCE's Career Center staff to locate an externship
site. Begin your search now for the ideal NAHCE sponsored externship and future job opportunities with
Clinical Medical Assistant Certification
NAHCE Medical Assistant Clinical Specialist Certification tells your employer that you have receive the highest
standards of Clinical Medical Assistant education and have met the educational requirements of the certifying
bodies in your field. Our graduates receive the highest levels of credentials recognition required to pursue jobs
in the high demanding field of Medical Assisting. After program completion your Medical Assistant Clinical
Specialization Certification will be a stand-alone educational credential. It will also be an earned academic
credit towards other Certification or degree programs.
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant National Certifications CCMA
NAHCE is a training provider and agent for the NHA National Certification Exams accredited by the National
Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and issues certifications through National Health Career Association,
Inc. After program completion, students will be qualified to take the
National Healthcareers Association's Certified Clinical Medical
Assistant, Certified Electrocardiograph Technician and Certified Phlebotomy Technician National Certification
NAHCE is a training provider and agent for the NHA National Certification Exams accredited by the
National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and issues certifications through National Health
Career Association, Inc. After program completion, students will be qualified to take the
National Healthcareers Association's Certified
Clinical Medical Assistant CCMA National Certification exam.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor states that The National Commission for
Certifying Agencies, part of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence, accredits the following
Certifications for medical assistants:
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant CCMA from the National health career Association (NHA)
- Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) from the American Association of Medical Assistants(AAMA)
- Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) from American Medical Technologists
- National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) from the National Center for Competency Testing
NAHCE is a training provider and agent for the NHA National Certification Exams accredited by the
National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and issues certifications through
National Healthcareers Association, Inc.
In order to qualify as a candidate for NAHCE Sponsored Certification Testing an individual must
obtain one of the following:
- NAHCE Medical Assistant Clinical Specialist Certification
- Be confirmed as a graduate of a recognized Medical Assistant Program or School.
- Confirmed employment by a medical facility as a Medical Assistant for a minimum of 2 years.
Clinical Medical Assistant Careers
Medical assistants held about 560,800 jobs in 2012. Most of these assistants work in physicians’ offices and
other health care facilities. In 2012, more than half of all medical assistants worked in physicians’
The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages. An aging population will need
more medical tests, treatments, and procedures. This will mean more claims for reimbursement from insurance
companies. Additional records, coupled with widespread use of electronic health records (EHRs) by all types of
health care providers, could lead to an increased need for Medical Assistant Clinical Specialists to organize and
manage the associated information in all areas of the health care industry.
Prospects will be best for those with a Medical Assistant Certification. As EHR systems continue to become more
common, Medical Assistant Clinical Specialists with computer skills will be needed to use them. Most Medical
Assistant Clinical Specialists work in hospitals or physicians’ offices. Others work in nursing care facilities
or for government entities.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the median annual wage for medical assistants was $29,370 in May
2012. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half
earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $21,080, and the top 10 percent earned more than $41,570.
Adapted in part from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor,
Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Medical Assistants, on the Internet at
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Medical Assistants (visited
January 20, 2015).