Medical Assistant & Phlebotomy Technician Online Training — MedCerts

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32 Weeks

Program Length

CCMA, CMAA, CPT

Certifications

$33,000

Avg. Starting Salary1
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What does a Clinical Medical Specialist do?

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.

249,821
Entry Level Jobs Available In The US
According to Burning Glass jobs data, Medical Assistants will see available jobs grow 29% over the next ten years
1All available job and salary information is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and is updated annually to reflect industry changes.

Clinical Medical SpecialistMedCerts Tuition Options

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Selecting the Right Training Option Program Comparisons

MedCerts training programs are some of the most competitively price ways to start a new career.

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.

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“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.”

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HI 9600 Clinical Medical Specialist (Medical Assistant + Phlebotomy Tech)

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.

skills gained

  • Understand basic human anatomy, utilize medical terminology and responsible communication in the healthcare facility
  • Comply with HIPAA/HITECH, OSHA, CMS and other healthcare regulations and laws as they apply to patient information
  • Administer medications and assist with minor procedures
  • Record vital signs, take medical histories and prepare patients and rooms for examinations
  • Handle laboratory specimens, assemble and maintain equipment such as needles and specimen containers and provide patient education
  • Collect blood and non-blood specimens for testing and analyzing in a clinical laboratory
  • Effectively communicate with patients, doctors and medical staff efficiently and understand the importance of bedside manner
  • Verify patients’ identity to ensure proper labeling of specimens and entry of information into a database
Enrollment Requirements
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Web browser with internet connection
  • Course registration & payment
Materials Included
  • Expert-led video based training
  • eBooks
  • Competency assessments
  • National Certification exam fee
Student Services
  • Dedicated Student Success Advisors
  • Tailored support based on performance & behavior
  • Exam preparation process
  • Career Services Advisor

courses taken

PS 1011

Professionalism in Allied Health

32 hours
Length
2 weeks
Duration

This course will benefit anyone considering a career in allied health, as well as those already working in the field. Allied Health Professionals must be committed to the key attributes of professionalism and strive to reflect this within the delivery of patient-centered safe and effective care. “Professionalism” is a broad term that reflects many different skills and abilities. For an individual to exhibit professionalism, he/she must be armed with specific skills and abilities that do not always show up within certification requirements, or even within a career training curriculum. Soft skills are hard to measure and are typically less well-defined than hard skills. However, soft skills are what set many job candidates apart. Professionalism is not just what one knows, it is how one does their job, how one behaves and how one comes across as they interact with others.

The purpose of this course is to provide students with soft skills training that will provide the tools needed to demonstrate a higher level of professionalism on the job. Key components of the course focus on patient interaction, proper office behavior, medical ethics, diversity and cultural bias, emotional strength, professional appearance and communication. The course maintains a focus on the key attributes that are true markers of professionalism.

This course was created with input from healthcare professionals working in the field, healthcare employers that hire our graduates, professional educators and even former MedCerts students. The end result is a collection of modules that touch on the soft skills that are TRULY important in the real world of allied healthcare. In this course, students are engaged through scenario-based learning that allows for real interaction with virtual co-workers and patients. Additionally, game-based activities keep students engaged and entertained throughout their learning journey.

  • Gain an understanding of the expectations of an allied healthcare professional in the workplace
  • Develop and exercise emotional intelligence, self-management and interpersonal skills
  • Build and improve internal and external communication skills with all exchanges
  • Enhance the patient care experience with successful interactions and patient satisfaction
  • Maintain solution-oriented conversations, manage conflict and build self-confidence
HI 1014

Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology

96 hours
Length
6 weeks
Duration

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the language of medicine, through the study of prefixes, suffixes, root words, abbreviation, and pronunciation of words. The curriculum also includes an overview of anatomy and physiology in order to increase the understanding of medical vocabulary. Students will examine the organization of the integumentary, musculoskeletal, hematic, lymphatic and immune, and cardiovascular systems in the human body. They will become familiar with the medical terms that relate to the respiratory, digestive, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, and excretory systems. Students will also examine terms related to the sensory organs, with a concentration on the organs for hearing, sight, and smell. This course will prepare students to better understand spoken and written interactions in all medical environments.

  • Recognize the structure and function of the 11 body systems and their organs
  • Understand the medical language that is used to describe those systems
  • Analyze and understand medical terms by breaking down their word components
  • Appreciate the major diseases and conditions related to the human body
  • Apply your knowledge within the healthcare setting
HI 1011

Medical Office Procedures and Administration

96 hours
Length
6 weeks
Duration

This course will introduce the student to the Health care industry, its environment along with the day to day skill set and knowledge required to fulfill a position as a Medical Administrative Assistant. Modules include Professional Behavior, Communication, Law and Ethics, Law and Medicine, Daily Operations, Telephone Techniques, Appointment Scheduling, Correspondence, Computers, HIPPA Regulations, Records Management, Information Management, Basics of Coding, Health Insurance Basics, Professional Fees, Accounting and Bookkeeping, Banking and Financial Management, Practice Management, Marketing and Customer Service. 

  • Follow HIPAA & HITECH Compliance Laws
  • Understand the different kinds of insurances and plans
  • Perform Medical Front Office Procedures
  • Schedule Patients
  • Provide Patient Education
HI 6010

Clinical Medical Assisting

224 hours
Length
14 weeks
Duration

Clinical Medical Assisting is a comprehensive course with insight and focus on patient care in the healthcare facility, providing foundational knowledge required of an allied healthcare professional. Video-based lessons include fundamentals of clinical medical assisting with emphasis on infection control, vital signs, the clinical laboratory, general and specialty physical examinations, urinalysis, microbiology, immunology, nutrition, cardiopulmonary diagnostic testing, pharmacology, medication administration, phlebotomy, hematology, surgical procedure assisting and emergency preparedness. Topics related to diversity, patient interaction, documentation and communication will be addressed. Throughout each lesson, the role of the clinical medical assistant will be presented and explained as applicable to patient education and legal & ethical issues.

In this course, students are exposed to a variety of eLearning elements that allow for hands-on interaction with the screen for an engaging education. Clinical simulations will provide the student opportunities to practice key clinical skills performed in a medical facility. In addition to video-based instruction and simulation, a variety of other learning methods are utilized for engagement, entertainment and inspiration throughout training.

  • Understand basic human anatomy and utilize medical terminology and responsible communication in the healthcare facility
  • Comply with HIPAA/HITECH, OSHA, CMS and other healthcare regulations and laws as they apply to patient information
  • Comprehend the use of Diagnosis and Procedure codes and employ Electronic Health Records and related Practice Management
  • Recognize the importance of infection control and environmental safety in general, specialty and surgical practices
  • Gain an understanding of the laboratory, specimen collection techniques, cardiopulmonary testing, pharmacology and medication administration
HI 6011

Phlebotomy

64 hours
Length
4 weeks
Duration

Phlebotomy is a comprehensive course with insight and focus on specimen collection for diagnostic testing in the healthcare facility, providing foundational knowledge required of an allied healthcare professional. Video-based lessons include fundamentals of phlebotomy with emphasis on infection control, safety, communication skills, patient care and preparation, venipuncture equipment and supplies, specimen collection, handling, transport and processing.

In this course, students are exposed to a variety of eLearning elements that allow for hands-on interaction with the screen for an engaging education. Simulations will provide the student opportunities to practice key phlebotomy skills performed in a medical facility. In addition to video-based instruction and simulation, a variety of other learning methods are utilized for engagement, entertainment and inspiration throughout training.

  • Recognize the importance of infection control and safety compliance with diagnostic testing
  • Understand the responsibilities of teamwork and communication skills in the healthcare setting
  • Appreciate the role of the Phlebotomy Technician in patient care, preparation and venipuncture
  • Identify proper organization and utilization of specimen collection equipment and supplies
  • Gain an understanding of blood and non-blood collections, handling, transport and processing
COURSES DURATION
PS 1011 2
HI 1014 6
HI 1011 6
HI 6010 14
HI 6011 4
Total Program Duration 32 Week

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Clinical Medical SpecialistJob Opportunities

Laboratory Assistant

$26,000 – $49,000
Estimated Salary

Entry-Level

Medical Assistant

$24,000 – $46,000
Estimated Salary

Career Potential

Medical Technologist

$36000 – $64000
Estimated Salary