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The program prepares students to work with clinical coordinators or practice administrators. As a Clinical Medical Assistant you will be involved in the comprehensive medical billing and setup of patients for medical facilities. You will also be involved in the practice and management of a medical office in areas such as receptionist duties, telephone techniques, appointment scheduling, verbal and written communications, medical and non-medical record management. You will learn basic patient setup for triage care and perform routine administrative and clinical tasks to keep the offices of physicians and other health practitioners run smoothly.
Clinical duties vary according to state law and include: taking medical histories and recording vital signs, explaining treatment procedures to patients, preparing patients for examination, and assisting the physician during the examination.
$34,548 per year or $16.61 per hour
Salary reflects Illinois Department of Employment Security 2020 median salary data in Springfield, IL.
Employment is expected to grow by 183,900 jobs by 2026.
Spring 2022 Course Dates
Mondays & Wednesdays
Jan. 5-May 16, 2022
May 17-June 24, 2022
Fall 2022 Course Dates
**Registration for the spring 2022 class will open in April 2022
Mondays & Wednesdays
Aug. 3 – Dec. 14, 2022
Jan. 2 – Feb. 24, 2023
$4,150 (includes books, materials & lab fees)
Eligible candidates must:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
- Be proficient in English
- Hand-to-eye coordination and finger agility
- Successfully pass drug screen
- Criminal background check
- Obtain immunization records
Registration for the fall 2021 semester is underway. Registration for this course must be done by appointment only. To schedule a registration appointment during open registration, book online or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: This course is not eligible for financial aid; however, payment plans are available.
Affiliations and Credentials
The Clinical Medical Assistant program prepares students for multiple roles and national certifications. As an entry-level clinical profession, this program is ideal for students in the allied health care field. The certifications students will be eligible to take following the completion of this program include:
Board: National Health Career Association (NHA)
Board: National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)
Both exams are included in the program cost ($245 value).