If you envision yourself in a profession where helping people is your daily focus, then medical assisting may be the career path you want to explore. We offer nationally accredited medical assistant programs that are constructed to give our students the knowledge, training and confidence needed to become part of the working medical community. At Midwest Institute you can expect:
- State-of-the-art laboratories and hands on training!
- All instructors are registered nurses and medical personnel who are experts in their subject matter areas.
- Working one-on-one with classmates to prepare students for patient contact.
This program is now also offered in an Online Hybrid Format!
What is a Hybrid Program?
Hybrid programs blend both traditional classroom instruction with the flexibility of online learning. These programs have the same academic regiment as our on ground programs. Students in the hybrid format will complete their program both in a campus and/or clinical setting and online via the internet. These programs provide a flexibility not available to a regular classroom program. All lab times are arranged.
The Benefits of Online Education:
- work at your own pace
- promotes life-long learning
- teaches you to be self-disciplined
- more individual attention
- brings the classroom right to you
Online Education Offers All You Need for Success
The biggest advantage of an online program is having your classroom and instructor available 24 hours a day.
You will have everything you need just by getting online. Get announcements, access notes and program resources, review assignments, discuss questions in the online discussion boards, chat with fellow students and study any time you want. Your learning experience will be enhanced in the online classroom!
Find out if this format suits your lifestyle, contact us today to discuss getting started!
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Read on below to find out more about what a career in medical assisting offers. If you have any questions just click on the More Information button and fill out the brief form. One of our knowledgeable Admissions Counselors will contact you promptly to assist you.
About Medical Assisting Careers
As a Midwest Institute graduate you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to be successful in any healthcare setting.
Our students learn first hand how technical skills, professionalism, attitude and confidence affect their growth potential. We emphasize that the learning does not stop with our program and that they will consistently be sharpening their knowledge and skills while building their career.
The job description of the medical assistant is often twofold, including both clinical and administrative responsibilities.
Responsibilities typically include:
- taking medical histories
- recording vital signs
- explaining treatment procedures to patients
- processing laboratory tests
- assisting the doctor with exams
- Administrative responsibilities typically include:
- updating and filing medical records
- scheduling appointments
- insurance processing and coding
- handling phone calls
- general office management
The demand for medical assistants is growing much faster than most occupations due to the increasing and aging population and the many technological advances in medical treatment. Most of our trained medical assistants work for a variety of physicians offices, in clinics and hospitals. Others are in offices of other health practitioners such as chiropractors, optometrists and podiatrists.
Train to be a Medical Assistant at St. Louis-based Midwest Institute. Get started now and be employable as an MA within a year.
Why Should You Train to be a Medical Assistant in the St. Louis Area?
Looking for a fulfilling way to make money while you help people? Do you want a job that you look forward to every day? Medical assisting is a fast-growing, deeply satisfying career. Medical assistants work alongside doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals in providing quality medical care to patients. Your journey to becoming a medical assistant starts with Midwest Institute’s institutionally accredited Medical Assisting program in St. Louis, Missouri. Here, you will learn everything it takes to start a new and exciting career as a valuable part of a medical team.
Whether you’re thinking of changing career tracks, need new skills to make better money, or want to work in a field that brings high satisfaction rates, Midwest Institute has the solution.
High Demand for Medical Assistants in St. Louis and Beyond
The Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks medical assisting as one of the most in-demand careers across the country. As the Baby Boom generation ages, doctors’ offices and clinics will require a larger number of competent medical assistants to keep up with demand. The need for MAs will generate a 24 percent rate of growth through 2024, which is far faster than average for all occupations.
Medical Assistant Training at Both Midwest Institute St. Louis Campuses
Midwest Institute operates two campuses in the St. Louis area: the Fenton Campus and the Earth City Campus. The Medical Assistant training program is offered at both campuses in an effort to accommodate students from various parts of the metropolitan area.
Watch Our Video to Learn More about Medical Assistant Training at Midwest Institute
Transcription: My name is Shanese, and I’m here for medical assisting here at Midwest Institute. I chose Midwest Institute for the simple fact the classes are smaller, and it’s more hands on. And with the classes being smaller, the teacher has more time to deal with me personally. So the teacher can make sure that you have the information that you need in order to pass whatever test you need to pass. I would recommend Midwest Institute to anyone. They have different programs here, and it can get you further in life and further your education.
Medical Assisting Program – Accreditation Information
Our staff of professional instructors works hard to help each student learn the skills they need to become highly employable. We have been training Medical Assistants for over 53 years, and we have developed established and well-respected relationships with the St. Louis-area medical community. Midwest Institute graduates are sought after by employers in our community.
Midwest Institute’s Medical Assisting program is institutionally accredited by ABHES. Graduates of Midwest Institute’s Medical Assisting program are eligible for—and encouraged to take—the American Medical Technologists (AMT) Certification Exam to obtain the credential of Registered Medical Assistant (RMA). AMT exams are recognized on a national level.
Ready to Start Training as a Medical Assistant?
We’re ready to speed you along this exciting path you’ve chosen. Contact us for more information about the MA program or start your application now. The future awaits!
If you have any questions just contact us, and one of our knowledgeable Admissions Counselors will contact you promptly to assist you.