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Medical Assistant with Clinical Externship Program


Learn the skills you need to play a key role in healthcare facilities

Through the University of Central Missouri's Medical Assistant with Clinical Externship certificate program, students prepare to begin a new career in the high-demand, rewarding healthcare field. Medical assistants play a key role in keeping healthcare facilities running smoothly. They perform general patient care and handle routine administrative responsibilities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical assistants in the middle 50 percent of professionals earn between $27,580 and $38,340 annually. Demand for medical assistants is expected to grow by around 29 percent by 2026. Through this program, students earn an industry-recognized certificate and continuing education units which may not be applied to a degree program and are not eligible for federal financial aid.

UCM certificate cost icon   $3,799
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Online, self-paced course

Contact hours icon   483 including classroom training, hands-on labs and a 100-hour clinical externship  Prerequesites checklist icon   At least 18 years old, high-school diploma or GED.


Our course prepares you to take the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant exammedical-professional-working-with-patient

Upon completion of this course, you will be prepared to take the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant exam offered through the National Healthcareer Association. In addition, you will receive an exam voucher, a $155 voucher. This program also provides you with the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience through a clinical experience in patient care, medical office administration, phlebotomy and EKG. Our online program allows you to study on a schedule that fits your life and progress at your own pace. Also provided are 24/7 access to all materials, instructor support, technical assistance and graduate support.


What you will learn

  • Taking and documenting vital signs
  • Taking measurements
  • Performing wound care
  • Administering oral and parenteral medications
  • Assisting during procedures
  • Labeling and processing specimens
  • Preparing for, performing and monitoring EKG tests
  • Managing medical records
  • Processing health insurance


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