Secure your Medical Assistant Certificate
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 will:
- Receive hands-on training in laboratories and exam rooms
- Learn from instructors who are experts in their subject matter areas as registered nurses and medical personnel
- Work one-on-one with instructors and classmates to prepare for patient contact
- Build upon the strengths needed to succeed in all areas of the medical office
- Create a solid foundation for attaining a rewarding career
Medical assistant graduates will be trained and prepared for the following:
- Review patient records for timeliness, completeness, accuracy, and appropriateness of health data
- Organize and maintain data for clinical databases and registries
- Track patient outcomes for quality assessment
- Use classification software to assign clinical codes for reimbursement and data analysis
- Electronically record data for collection, storage, analysis, retrieval, and reporting
- Protect patients’ health information for confidentiality, authorized access for treatment, and data security
- Retrieve patient records for medical personnel
- Work as a liaison between the health clinician and billing offices
- Take patient history and measure vital signs
- Help the physician with patient examinations
- Give patient injections as directed by the physician
- Schedule patient appointments
- Prepare blood for laboratory tests
Graduates will be able to contribute a complete and unique skill set to the medical office which will make them a more versatile and marketable employee.
About Medical Assisting Careers
As a graduate of the Midwest Institute Medical Assistant program, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to be successful in any healthcare setting.
Our students learn firsthand 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.
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 Assistant 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 program is offered at both campuses to accommodate students from various parts of the metropolitan area.
You may qualify for financial aid or a scholarship to help defray the cost of tuition!
Accelerated Medical Assistant Program Length
If you’re on the hunt for a good job in the medical field with potential for advancement, you’re probably finding out that many of these positions require formal education of some sort. Training for most medical professions takes years, but training for a medical assistant can be done in a fraction of time. Training to become a medical assistant traditionally takes 1-2 years. At Midwest Institute, 75% of students in the Accelerated Medical Assistant program finished in just 32 weeks. In as little as 8 months, you could be out of the classroom and working in the offices of physicians and other healthcare practitioners.
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 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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Midwest Institute’s Medical Assistant Program Accreditation
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 55 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 Assistant program is institutionally accredited by ABHES. Graduates of the 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 in a Medical Assistant Program?
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.