By combining phlebotomy and medical assistant certifications, you’re expanding your clinical expertise and marketability in a high demand industry.
**PLEASE NOTE: This program is NOT available to students who plan to work in the state of Washington. Many states have licensing or certification requirements for those performing the role of a Medical Assistant. This MedCerts program is aligned with and/or prepares candidates for certification or licensure in each state except Washington.
A Clinical Medical Specialist will have the skills of phlebotomy – drawing blood and other specimens, on top of the varied responsibilities of a Medical Assistant. You will assist physicians with minor procedures, interacting with patients and administering medication, recording vital signs and much more. As the healthcare industry evolves and the job duties of Medical Assistants grows, you’ll have the added advantage of phlebotomy certification to provide a career advantage.
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|MedCerts||Community College||Online College|
|Program & Tuition Cost||$4,000 average||Up to $20,000||$3,000 average|
|Exam Fees, Books & Materials||Included||Up to $750||Up to $750|
|Job Ready In||3–6 months||24–48 months||3–6 months|
|Schedule Flexibility||On-demand 24/7||Set class schedule||On-demand 24/7|
|Travel Requirements||None: 100% online||On-campus classrooms||None: 100% online|
|Student Support||Personal Advisors: text, call, and email access||Professors: scheduled office hours||Support inbox|
|Career Coaching||Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers||Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit hour requirements||Exam-specific only|
|Content Delivery||3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning||Professor lectures||Varies: typically videos and presentations|
This table is provided for reference only. Actual pricing may vary or change without notice. Pricing is based on an estimated full-cost tuition with fees for a Medical Assistant program or similar program before financial aid or other assistance. Data sampled from MedCerts, Oakland Community College, and Kaplan University.
“I recently finished the Medical Assistant course. It was a great program. Between books, videos, activities, and simtics it was a broken down and understandable. I finished a few days ago, and today already have my first job offer❤ This is definitely the program if you're a busy, self motivated person.”
Today's Medical Assistants are called upon to perform a variety of clinical and administrative duties; this triple certification online program ensures you will have a well-rounded education to excel in the ever-evolving environment of healthcare.
Chief among these new responsibilities are tasks related to and around the practice of Phlebotomy. This Clinical Medical Specialist program contains a course specifically designed to prepare you with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform blood draws, collect and handle blood and non-blood specimens, and maintain a safe clinical environment.
Additionally, knowledge of front office skills like scheduling, verifying patient and insurance info will make you an asset in any healthcare environment, all skills you’ll learn in the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) course.
Once you complete this 32-week program, you’ll have met the training requirements to sit for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam and the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam, both of which are sponsored by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Additionally, you’ll have completed the training requirements relevant to the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) certification sponsored by the NHA. Prior to taking the CPT exam, you’ll be required to meet clinical requirements of 30 successful venipunctures and 10 successful capillary sticks. These can be completed once hired as a Medical Assistant.
*This program has a clinical requirement of 30 venipuncture and 10 capillary sticks for the CPT exam and to perform a minimum of 10 EKGs on live individuals for the CET exam. Certifications are issued once the exam(s)have been passed and clinical requirements are met. Students are responsible for locating and securing a site to fulfill the clinical requirements of the program. MedCerts cannot guarantee they will find a student a site to complete this clinical requirement, so only students employed in a healthcare facility or take full responsibility for meeting their clinical requirements will be admitted to the program.
**PLEASE NOTE: This program is NOT available to students who plan to work in the state of Washington. Students in the state of California ARE eligible for this program, as the primary certification is CCMA (Medical Assistant). However, this program does not meet California’s phlebotomy requirements and students will need additional qualifications to obtain the CPT certification. This MedCerts program is aligned with and/or prepares candidates for certification or licensure in all other states.
|Total Program Duration||32 Week|
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