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Medical Assistant Training

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What Is a Medical Assistant?

Medical assistants perform administrative and clinical tasks to keep the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors and other health practitioners running smoothly. The duties of medical assistants vary from office to office, depending on the location and size of the practice and the practitioner’s specialty. In small practices, medical assistants usually do many different kinds of tasks, handling both administrative and clinical duties and reporting directly to an office manager, physician or other health practitioner. Those in large practices tend to specialize in a particular area, under the supervision of department administrators.

Typical Duties of a Medical Assistant

  • Update and file patients’ medical records
  • Fill out insurance forms
  • Arrange for hospital admissions and laboratory services
  • Answer telephones, greet patients, handle correspondence
  • Schedule appointments
  • Handle billing and bookkeeping
  • Take medical histories and record vital signs, explaining treatment procedures to patients
  • Prepare patients for examinations and assist physicians during examinations

Northcoast Offers:

A 10-month (40-week) diploma program
Includes a 180-hour externship
Convenient class schedules are available for day and evening students
National Association of Health Professionals Certifications offered on campus
Eligibility for five nationally registered certified examinations
Hands-on training in our laboratory
Financial aid for those who qualify
Located in Kent, OHhio,we are just a short drive away from Akron and Cleveland.
The medical assistant program is designed to provide the students with the knowledge and hands-on skills to perform competently and professionally in a variety of entry-level medical positions. The students will receive training in front-office skills (record management, ICD-9 billing and coding, CPT insurance, patient charts) and back-office skills (clinical skills relating to a wide array of direct patient care situations).
Students will receive a strong background in phlebotomy the first quarter that they are in the medical assistant program. Students will be trained by medical health professionals who have had appropriate and direct experience working in the health care field and are approved by the State Board of Career Colleges and Schools. It is the strong belief of Northcoast Medical Training Academy that students require the proper academic portion of medical training curriculum in conjunction with an even blend of direct hands-on skill instruction and practice in the clinical and laboratory setting.
Need information about our medical assistant program? Have questions? Fill out the form below.
What’s Next?
Once we receive your information, a representative from Northcoast Medical Training Academy will get in touch with you. They will gather some basic information over the phone and then invite you to come into the school for a tour and a more in-depth interview to determine if the programs that Northcoast offers are a good fit for you.
You will be given a tour, have a chance to meet with financial aid if you choose to, and you will talk with the representative about the programs in depth. If the representative and the prospective student feel that the career training at Northcoast Medical Training Academy is a good fit, a second appointment will be made to do the enrollment agreement and meet with financial aid. At this time, a $50 deposit will be collected to hold your spot in class.
Thank you for your interest in Northcoast Medical Training Academy.​

Contact Us

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    North Coast Medical Training Academy

    1832 State Route 59
    Kent, OH 44240

    Admissions Office:
    Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.