If you are the type of person who loves flexibility and a challenge, a career in medical assisting may be calling your name. Medical assistants get to flex their clinical expertise and people skills day in and day out. Fortis recognizes the exciting potential for a career in medical assisting, which is why we offer programs throughout the country at each and every Fortis campus.
What does a medical assistant do?
Medical assistants are trained to keep offices and clinics running smoothly. From updating files to preparing patients for exams, the day-to-day tasks vary depending on the demands of the office.
Clinical responsibilities include learning a patient’s medical history, explaining procedures, collecting lab specimens, assisting during an exam, performing lab tests, instructing patients on medicine and diet, drawing blood, and transmitting prescriptions.
What is a typical day like?
Adaptability is key when taking this career path, as you will be jumping from administrative duties to clinical support on the fly. Once minute you could be greeting patients, scheduling appointments and updating medical records, while the next minute you are side-by-side with a doctor to aid with appointments.
Medical assistants can work in various environments and have the flexibility to find a location that fits their needs. You might find yourself interested in working at a physician’s office. If you prefer a fast-paced work environment, an urgent care facility may be the best fit. Outpatient offices and free-standing clinics are just a few of the options available to medical assistants.
If adaptability and people skills are two areas you shine in, a career in medical assisting could be an ideal fit for you. If you are interested in learning more about the opportunities of a medical assistant, visit one of our campuses or call 1-855-436-7847 for more information. Get started today!