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Medical Assistant Careers In New Jersey & Pennsylvania

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Medical assistants are multifaceted professionals who fulfill important roles in healthcare facilities. They not only cultivate positive patient experiences, but they also help ensure the facility’s daily operations are running like clockwork. At our campuses in Cherry Hill, NJ, Philadelphia, PA and West Atlantic City, NJ, Prism Career Institute offers a comprehensive medical assistant program for students interested in this dynamic training career path as well as insights into where this path may lead.

A Day in the Life of a Medical Assistant

Medical assistant responsibilities are typically split between clinical and administrative tasks. The daily duties of this position vary by role, facility, employer, and other factors, but they usually involve working behind the scenes of an office and directly with patients in treatment rooms. Tasks may include:

  • Administering vaccinations
  • Taking patient histories
  • Filling out forms
  • Processing claims/billing
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Assisting with electrocardiograms (EKGs)
  • Reviewing recovery recommendations
  • Drawing blood
  • Dressing wounds

While some medical assistants enjoy the excitement and challenge a more dynamic schedule brings in a larger healthcare facility, others may prefer a more specific, tailored role at a private practice. The wide degree of responsibility makes it easy for medical assistants to find a setting that suits their skills and appeals to their preferences best.

Popular Settings for Trained Medical Assistants

Medical assistants have the opportunity to work in a variety of specialized settings within the healthcare industry. These professionals may be caring for children, patients with specific ailments, or the elderly. Just some of the places medical assistants can typically be found include:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Government agencies
  • Cancer centers
  • Pediatric offices
  • OB/GYN and family medicine practices
  • Rehabilitation facilities
  • Eldercare communities
  • Laboratories

As a medical assistant, you can set yourself up for success in numerous settings, and find ways to grow as your career moves forward. Prism Career Institute’s training program and 160-hour medical assistant externship give students the opportunity to diversify their skill sets and gain real-world experience in the field. For our externships, we take each student’s ability to get to and from the site into account and utilize local medical practices, agencies, and centers for the vast array of our sites.

Pinpointing Job Prospects in New Jersey & Pennsylvania

As a medical assistant, you may find your career both challenging and highly rewarding. Because these healthcare professionals are so widely needed across healthcare specialties, they have the opportunity to explore career paths that play into their unique skills and interests. It’s also a career choice that’s often in high demand, providing plenty of room for personal and professional advancement within the industry.

At Prism Career Institute, our team is committed to career-focused training as well as guiding students beyond the classroom. Our career services department is available for students navigating the employment landscape. From crafting your first resume to brushing up on your interview skills, our team can help you feel confident in your search for employment.

Enroll in Our Medical Assistant Training Program

Prism Career Institute’s medical assistant training program helps students prepare for a career in this growing field. Daytime classes are offered on our Cherry Hill, NJ, West Atlantic City, NJ, and Philadelphia, PA campuses. The evening program is offered in Cherry Hill and West Atlantic City, NJ. Both program options combine classroom learning with hands-on experience to provide a well-rounded education. See our catalog for program details. To get started, apply online or contact Prism Career Institute for more information today.