The Medical Assisting curriculum prepares multi-skilled health care professionals qualified to perform administrative, clinical, and laboratory procedures. While the majority of medical assistants work in physicians’ practices, their duties vary from office to office. In keeping with the needs of Craven County’s medical community, Craven’s program emphasizes clinical abilities and offers a 5 semester hour credit (SHC) practicum.
SOC Code: 31-9092.00
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SOC Code: 31-9092.00 – Medical Assistants
Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.
Sample of reported job titles
Medical Assistant, Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), Doctor’s Assistant, Medical Office Assistant, Optometric Assistant, Clinical Assistant, Ophthalmic Technician, Optometric Technician, Outpatient Surgery Assistant
Cost of Program
|Tuition & fees:||$3,068.00|
|Books & supplies:||$703.75|
Length of Program
|Intended time to complete:||3 semester / 12 Months|
|Percentage of graduates who completed on time:||100% (Class of 2013)|
|Median debt from federal loans:||Not available at this time|
|Median debt from private educational loans:||Not available at this time|
|Median debt from institution financing plan:||Not available at this time|