Medical Assisting is the nation's second fastest growing health career. Doctors view the medical assistant as a vital partner for increasing medical office productivity.
The certified medical assistant (CMA) is a multiskilled practitioner who works under the physician's supervision in an office or other health care setting. Certified Medical Assistants are proficient in both administrative and clinical tasks.
- use computers to enter patient data
- obtain blood specimens from veins and capillaries
- give patient injections
- assist physicians with medical examinations
- process insurance claims