Medical Assistant National Certification Training Program
Administrative Medical Assisting
Medical Administrative Assistant provide an essential service to hospitals and
physician’s offices, ambulatory surgical centers (ASC)s and hospital outpatient facilities. Most work
closely with hospital administrators and laboratory services. Medical Administrative Assistant
often fill out insurance forms or code patients’ medical information. They often answer telephones and
schedule patient appointments and buy supplies and equipment for the office. Medical Administrative
Assistant may work closely with hospital administrators and laboratory services. Medical
Administrative Assistant take and record patients’ personal information. They must be able
to keep that information confidential and discuss it only with other medical personnel who are involved
in treating the patient.
Clinical Medical Assisting
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 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
| Quick Facts: Medical Assistants
|2012 Median Pay
$29,370 per year
$14.12 per hour
| Entry-Level Education
|| Postsecondary non-degree award
| Work Experience in a Related Occupation
| On-the-job Training
| Number of Jobs, 2012
| Job Outlook, 2012-22
||29% (Much faster than average)
| Employment Change, 2012-22
Medical Assistant Online Program
Our Medical Assistant Certification w/ Stacked Credentials Online Program
accommodates working adults with a great opportunity to receive the highest quality online education on their study
scheduled to balance life, work and another obligations.
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 CMAA Learning Platform: Prepares
students for national CCMA CMAA 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 student success.
Students can access all their course materials, including the
media-rich online textbook from any mobile phone or home computer.
Preparation for Certification boxes provide guidance to students by
highlighting crucial content for the NHA (CCMA)(CMAA), CMA (AAMA), RMA (AMT), and CMAS Certification
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 quizzes.
Focal Points and key term definitions appear in the margins
throughout the text to spotlight critical data necessary to master end-of-chapter review quizzes.
Certified Medical Assistant CCMA CMAA Exam online Study Guide.
Certified Medical Assistant CCMA CMAA Exam online Practice
Medical Assistant Certification Required Courses:
- The Profession of Medical Assisting
- Types of Medical Practice
- Legal and Ethical Issues in Medical Practice, Including HIPAA
- Communication with Patients, Families, and Coworkers
- Office Work
- Using and Maintaining Office Equipment
- Using Computers in the Office
- Managing Correspondence and Mail
- Managing Office Supplies
- Maintaining Patient Records
- Managing the Office Medical Records
- Telephone Techniques
- Scheduling Appointments and Maintaining the Physicians Schedule
- Patient Reception
- Patient Education
- health care Insurance Billing Procedures
- Medical Coding
- Patient Billing and Collections
- Accounting for the Medical Office
- 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 NAHCE's
(3 Credits) This study course presents a logical understanding of the language of
medicine introducing building and utilizing a medical vocabulary through the use of prefixes, suffixes,
word roots, and combining forms/vowels. Emphasis is placed on correct spelling, pronunciation, and knowing
the correct definitions of many medical terms:
- standard prefixes
- word roots
- rules for taking a singular term and making it plural are studied
- including spelling
- word analysis
- word building
These principles are applied to the study of the following systems :
- blood and lymphatic
(3 Credits) This course introduces students to human anatomy and physiology and focuses on the human body
as a living, functioning, organism. The emphasis is on how tissues, organs, and body systems work together to
carry out complex activities such as eating, learning, and responding to stress. As each of the bodys many
parts is described, its interaction with other structures and its role in the organism are discussed.
Modules include biological organization in the human body, anatomical position of the human body,
principal regions and cavities of the body, stages of a cells life cycle, functions of the skin, functions of
the skeletal system, structure of muscle, central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system and
structure and function of the main parts of the brain.
Medical Assistant National Certification
NAHCE Medical Assistant Certification tells your employer that you
have receive the highest standards of 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 Certification will be a stand-alone educational credential. It will
also be an earned academic credit towards other Certification or degree programs.
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 Medical
Administrative Assistant and Certified Clinical Medical Assistant National Certification exams.
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 CMAA from the National health career Association
- 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 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.
Medical Administrative Assistant Specialization 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 Administrative 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 Administrative Specialists with computer skills will be needed to use them. Most Medical
Administrative Assistant 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
January 20, 2015).