Arkansas College of Health Careers
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highly-skilled and knowledgeable allied health care professional

Why Become A Certified Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant is one of the growing occupations due to technological advances in medicine and an aging population. Health Care facilities need a high proportion of support personnel. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), medical assisting careers are projected to grow much faster than average, ranking medical assistants among the fastest growing occupations over the 2010 through 2020 decade, with a 31 percent job growth forecast.(2) A medical assisting certification may help your prospects even more, according to the BLS report: Job opportunities should be excellent, particularly for those with formal training or experience, and certification.

Who should pursue a Medical Assistant career?
Medical Assistants usually work in a medical clinic, doctor's private practice, or hospital setting. A diploma in medical assisting should help prepare graduates for careers as medical assistants with opportunity to learn both the administrative and clinical skills necessary to help keep a medical clinic or doctor's office running smoothly. Call 1-501-319-7573 or request information to learn more about our Medical Assisting program.


Clinical Skills

  • Laboratory Procedures
  • Perform injections
  • Phlebotomy techniques
  • EKG procedures
  • Vital Signs
  • Specimen Collection
  • Infection Control and Safety
  • Assist in physical Exams
  • Minor Office Surgical Procedures
Administrative Skills
  • Insurance Coding and Billing
  • Scheduling appointments and greeting visitors
  • Medical Records  - filing/updating
  • Computer Literacy
  • Medical Software
  • Fundamental Bookkeeping
  • Medical Office Procedures


  • Medical Assistant – One of the fastest growing medical occupations. Become part of the team now so you don’t miss out on this exciting and fast growing industry.
  • Back Office Assistant Manager
  • Hospital Donor Unit Assistant
  • Back Office Laboratory Aide
  • Front Office Assistant Manager
  • Blood /Plasma Laboratory
  • Medical Assistant Office Manager
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