Medical Assistant Program
Health Training Center has Medical Assistant Training Programs throughout Massachusetts at its campuses in Attleboro, Braintree, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Stoughton, and Worcester.
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The Medical Assistant program at Health Training Center can be completed in as little as 20 weeks. For the first 16 weeks, students receive instruction and practice clinical skills in the classroom and lab. After the class time, the final 4 weeks take place out in the field for an externship experience. During the program, experienced instructors provide instruction on the clinical skills needed to work as a Medical Assistant. Some of these skills consist of phlebotomy (blood draws), performing an EKG (sometimes called an ECG), injections, physical exams, sterile techniques, medical terminology, exam room preparation, taking vital signs, and assessing patients. Our Medical Assistant program is focused entirely on the clinical technical requirements and requires four classes. After successfully completing the program, students should be prepared to work in a entry-level positions in a variety of medical settings like medical doctors’ offices, HMOs, clinics, and hospitals with inpatient and exam rooms.
The Medical Assistant classes are Introduction to Healthcare, Phlebotomy Techniques, EKG Techniques/CPR, and Clinical Medical Assisting Techniques. Each of these classes are specifically designed to provide students with a different set of skills that will prepare them for certification and their future career in the healthcare field.Find Out More
Medical Assistant Externships
Health Training Center requires certificate Medical Assistant program students to complete an externship in order to graduate. The externship is fundamental to the program for each student, providing them with the chance to perform the skills that they have been given instruction on in the classroom. The externship also provides employers an opportunity to assess students’ skills prior to hiring entry-level allied health professionals. Externships are part of the curriculum and guaranteed! Health Training Center will provide an externship site for each of their students.They are committed to helping their students toward success.Get Started Today
Health Training Center is licensed by the Office of Private Occupational School Education, Division of Professional Licensure, 1000 Washington Street, Suite 710, Boston, MA 02118. Any comments, questions, or concerns about this school’s license should be directed to:
Office of Private Occupational School Education
Phone: (617) 727-5811
Certification for Medical Assistant Graduates
At Health Training Center, we know that certification is very important to potential employers as and becoming certified shows that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to provide excellent care as well as a high commitment to your field. It communicates that you are dedicated to providing great care and have the desire to keep moving forward in your career.
Upon successful course and externship completion, students will have the opportunity to become a Nationally Registered Medical Assistant (RMA). Our Program is pre-approved by The American Registry of Medical Assistants. Also, students may be prepared to take the National Certification exam to become a National Certified Medical Assistant through the National Center for Competency Testing. In addition, because our program provides comprehensive courses in Phlebotomy and EKG Techniques, students are instructed on skills necessary to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician and Certified EKG Technician through the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians and/or the National Center for Competency Testing. We proctor the exams several times a year at our classroom locations.Request Information
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Fisher College Campus (rear entrance)
451 Elm Street
North Attleboro, MA 02760
340 Wood Road
Braintree, MA 02184
Cambridge, MA 02139
East Gate Shopping Plaza (Route 110)
296 Chelmsford Street
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Kindred Healthcare/Goddard Hospital
909 Sumner Street
Stoughton, MA 02072
Teamsters Local 170 Building
330 SW Cutoff #201 (Route 20)
Worcester, MA 01604
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Other Programs Offered by Health Training Center
Health Training Center offers a variety of allied healthcare programs to accommodate many of the needs of a variety of students. We know that you are ready to get out in the field fast; that’s why our programs only include the skills that you need to get out there.
The program can be completed in just 15 weeks. Students receive direction from experienced instructors on phlebotomy, EKGs, basic medical, lab and exam procedures, and basic patient care. Graduates of this program can become Clinical Medical Assistants by completing one additional class and the MA externship. Upon successful completion of the program, students should be prepared for entry-level job opportunities in a variety of medical settings.