Medical assisting is a multi-skilled health profession. Working primarily in medical offices and clinics, medical assistants function as members of the health care delivery team and perform administrative and clinical procedures.
The administrative duties of a medical assistant include:
The clinical responsibilities of a medical assistant include:
To get your diploma in Medical Assisting, you will complete twelve months of competency-based instruction at LATI and a supervised externship.
To get your Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Medical Assisting, you will complete sixteen months of competency-based instruction and a supervised externship.
Externship: As a student of medical assisting, you will be required to complete a 240-hour, non-paid, supervised externship in a medical facility. The externship will provide you with a total picture of your responsibilities as a medical assistant, including observation of a working health care facility. You’ll also gain valuable experience working with other healthcare professionals as you develop and utilize your technical skills.
When you complete the program you will be eligible to take a national certifying examination.
The Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Review Board (MAERB).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Once you complete the program you are eligible to sit for the national certification exam. After successfully passing the exam, you will earn the title of Certified Medical Assistant, (CMA, AAMA).