The Medical Institute of Kentucky has a short 16 week CMA (Clinical Medical Assistant) program created to set you on the right path to start your new career.
What is a CMA?
Clinical Medical Assistants can be found in the offices of physicians, chiropractors and other health practitioners. With your CMA certification, you will be able to do tasks such as: preparing blood for lab tests, take and record patients’ vitals and even give injections.
How to become a certified clinical medical assistant?
The main requirement of TMIKY’s Clinical Medical Assistant program is 8 hours of class each week for 16 weeks. During this 16 weeks, you will also be taking the Phlebotomy Technician Course. You must also complete your hands on 160 hour externship under the supervision of certified professionals.
TMIKY has designed six medical trade programs to get you into your new career field as quickly as possible- the CMA program is no exception. Employment of medical assistants was projected to grow 29 percent from 2012 to 2022 due to the baby boom’s continual growing need for medical services. Also, as stated above, not only is there a major need for CMAs, but there is also a large variety of places clinical medical assistants can work.
There are many options for you to take with your clinical medical assistant certification, meaning there are many different salaries you may get. In 2008, the median annual income for medical assistants was $28,000. Medical assistants in general and surgical hospitals earned the highest median salaries at $29,720.