What is a Medical Assistant?

What is a Medical Assistant?

Medical Assistants are multi-skilled allied health professionals who assist doctors, nurses and licensed medical professionals. Medical Assistants are valued members of the health care team. Employment opportunities for trained Medical Assistants include Certified Medical Assistant, Medical Secretary, Medical Laboratory Assistant, Phlebotomist, Medical Records Clerk and Medical Office Administration.

At OIC our day and evening hands-on Medical Assistant program prepares you for an exciting medical career in as little as 7-10 months. With courses in both clinical and administrative skills, OIC’s Medical Assistant program is designed to address the needs of today’s health care industry and prepares you for national certification through the National Registry of Health Care Professionals.

How long is the Medical Assistant program at OIC?

900 Clock Hours/ Approximately 7.5 months during the day

One year at night

When will I attend classes?

Students enrolled in our Medical Assistant day program attend classes Monday – Friday, 8:30a.m.–2:50p.m.

Students enrolled in our Medical Assistant evening program attend classes Monday – Thursday, 4:30p.m.–9:00p.m.

Where can I work as a Medical Assistant?

Medical Assistants are employed by hospitals, doctor’s offices, medical labs, and a variety of other agencies.

What does it cost to attend the Medical Assistant program?

OIC recognizes that students are interested in making a real investment in their futures. The Medical Assistant program prepares you to enter your new career as a competent professional and provides you with the skills and confidence you need to work in a variety of settings. At OIC, we do our best to keep the cost of your training low. Click here to view a breakdown of the Medical Assistant program tuition. If you have any additional questions concerning program costs, please feel free to contact us at anytime.

What services does OIC offer students?

OIC is a student-centered agency.  Our programs are designed to provide students with opportunities to be successful.  We offer supportive counseling services, individualized tutoring, and referral services as needed.

What will I learn in the Medical Assistant program?

OIC’s Medical Assistant Curriculum includes courses in: Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Office Procedure, Medical Terminology, Medical Assisting and Phlebotomy. Please refer to the Program Objectives for more information.

Are there any prerequisites for OIC’s Medical Assistant program?

You must have a High School Diploma or GED and be at least 18 years old. You must participate in an admissions interview and pass an entrance exam.

Will the credits I earn at OIC transfer to another school?

OIC Training Academy currently does not hold articulation agreements with any other institution. Courses completed at OIC may or may not transfer to other institutions. Students must contact the receiving institution to verify the acceptance of OIC courses. OIC does not accept credits or courses from other institutions.

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For more information about OIC’s Medical Assistant program, please contact April Bostic, BSN at Abostic@oicwv.org

For program admittance, please contact our Admissions Office at 304.366.8142 or via email to oicfmt@oicwv.org.

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