A rewarding career with possibilities.
Are you great at multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment? Do you enjoy helping others and working as a member of a team?
When you train to become a Medical Assistant at the Manhattan Institute, you get the best of both worlds. We are small enough to offer you personalized training yet large enough to help you achieve career success.
Train with us at our state of the art, 12,000 square-foot facility conveniently located in the heart of New York City. Our instructors, who are medical doctors and licensed teachers, use a combination of lectures, practical and technological training. Also, all classes in the Program are related to the Medical Assistant occupation. And, to help ensure your success, we offer review courses at no extra cost.
Once you have completed the classroom training, you will practice your skills during your externship at a health care facility. The Manhattan Institute also offers lifetime job placement assistance for all of our graduates.
Additionally, our Medical Assistant Program is one of the lowest priced in New York City. Financial aid is available for those who qualify, and you can pay as you go for any remaining balance.
Join this exciting and growing profession and enjoy the possibilities. The U.S. Department of Labor lists Medical Assistant as one of its "Bright Outlook" occupations, anticipating its rapid growth in the next several years due to medical advances and a sizeable aging population.
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Commonly Asked Questions
What does a Medical Assistant do?
A Medical Assistant performs administrative and clinical duties and under the direction of a physician, such as scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood and administering medications as directed.
Medical Assistants usually work in outpatient settings, providing employers the flexibility to meet both patient needs and administrative needs. The duties of the Medical Assistant vary from one medical office to another, depending on size, location and specialty. In the smaller medical setting, Medical Assistants handle both administrative and clinical duties. In larger offices, Medical Assistants tend to specialize, focusing on either the clinical or administrative aspects.
Administrative duties will likely include the following responsibilities:
- Basic clerical duties
- Schedule inpatient/outpatient procedures and admissions
- Perform medical transcription
- Perform procedural and diagnostic coding
- Obtain reimbursement through accurate claims (insurance) submission
- Monitor and follow-up on third-party (insurance) reimbursement
- Apply bookkeeping principles
- Document and maintain accounting and banking records
- Manage accounts payable, accounts receivables, and payroll
- Professionally manage telephone responsibilities, and
- Receive, organize, prioritize and transmit written and verbal communications and information
Clinical duties will likely include the following responsibilities:
- Apply principles of aseptic technique and infection control
- Prepare and assist with examinations, procedures and treatments
- Obtain patient history and vital signs
- Collect and process specimens
- Perform or assist with diagnostic tests, including performing an EKG
- Taking blood for examination (Phlebotomy)
- Performing certain lab tests
- Screen and follow patient test results
- Maintain medication and immunization records
- Adhere to established triage procedures
- Coordinate patient care information with other health care providers
How is the Medical Assistant Program structured?
The Manhattan Institute offers training designed to teach medical, clerical, clinical and laboratory skills so that our Medical Assistant Program graduates are prepared for employment in any medical setting.
The Medical Assistant Program is administered in two parts.
Part I: Twenty weeks of classroom training in both clinical and administrative duties.
During classroom training, students will learn aspects of patient care through lectures and hands-on demonstration.
Part II: A ten-week supervised externship.
Students work at a health care facility, practicing the skills acquired during their classroom training and getting even more hands-on training.