ONLINE SCHOOL FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANTS NEAR PITTSBURGH, PA
Careers in healthcare are rewarding for a number of reasons. Now, through WVJC Online, you can earn your clinical medical assistant degree online through our online CMA program. In our classes you’ll learn the skills you need to enter the medical field in Pittsburgh, PA. Our program is ideal for those who enjoy helping others and who want to acquire the skills needed to succeed in a worthwhile healthcare career.
With our online associate clinical medical assistant degree, you could hold a variety of positions within the healthcare industry, such as working in hospitals, doctors’ offices, and clinics. In our program you will learn skills essential to patient care, as well as acquire the medical administration information needed for a well-rounded education. Enrolling in our online clinical medical assistant degree program can start you on the path to your future!
“WVJC Online gave me the ability to earn my associate degree in Medical Assisting, while being a young mom. I recommend WVJC Online to anyone who has a busy life, or things in their life preventing them from attending college! I will forever be thankful for WVJC Online!”
– Amber Palmer, WVJC Graduate
What You’ll Learn
When you study medical assisting online, you’ll learn skills to help you succeed in a medical setting. We teach you skills like how to perform injections, check vital signs, and properly sterilize equipment. Our medical assisting classes online prepare you to assist physicians or providers with all their needs, ensuring you are cross trained to perform a variety of clinical, lab, and administrative responsibilities that include, but are not limited to:
- WE CARE
- Small-school atmosphere
- 24/7 tech support
- Mobile access
- Interactive labs
- Career services
- Financial aid for those who qualify
WHY CHOOSE AN ONLINE SCHOOL FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANTS
By opting for online learning, you give yourself the freedom to learn from anywhere. WVJC Online helps you balance your studies with work and family responsibilities, by offering you the opportunity to stay home and go to school while receiving direct help from qualified instructors. With the freedom to control your schedule, you can feel confident choosing our medical assisting online classes, and enjoy the following school services:
- Obtain patient’s vital signs
- Assist Physician or providers with physical exams
- Perform visual acuity test
- Obtain laboratory specimens
- Perform capillary punctures for glucose testing
- Perform CLIA waived testing
- Perform phlebotomy
- Sterilize medical equipment to achieve medical asepsis
- Assist with minor office procedures and surgeries
- Perform injections
- Perform EKG
- Medication preparation
- Conduct medical research and writing
- Review law and medical ethics
APPLYING YOUR CLINICAL MEDICAL ASSISTANT DEGREE
Your online medical assistant program will prepare you for a variety of career paths. Some employment possibilities include the following areas:
- Medical Assisting
- Lab Assisting
- EKG Monitoring
- Unit Clerk
- CLIA Waived Testing
- Lab Testing
Students earning their online associates degree will also learn skills in the following administrative areas:
- Medical office management
- Medical insurance processing
- Electronic health records
- Medical billing
- Computer and software usage
WVJC ONLINE DIFFERENCE
Wondering how WVJC Online compares to other online schools in the Pittsburgh area? At WVJC, we strive to make online learning as personal as an in-classroom experience.
You’ll receive live teacher interaction throughout your courses, as well as practical hands-on training through clinical hours conducted through one of our campuses. We use a combination of online learning and hands-on training to confidently prepare you for your future career.
That’s the WVJC Online Difference!
“The staff is very helpful with my needs. The classes are well planned based on the program you choose. The CMA program is a great program.” – Kali Moats, WVJC Student
EXTERNSHIPS AND CERTIFICATIONS
At WVJC Online, we know your goal is to start your dream career fast. We’ve designed our Online Clinical Medical Assistant program to meet your career goals and the needs of Pennsylvania employers. Experience, skills, and certifications are a great way to improve your marketability to employers.
As one of our Online Clinical Medical Assistant students you will complete an externship as part of your training. This on-the-job training allows you to apply the skills you’ve learned in the real world with real people. This experience is invaluable and allows you to showcase your skills to employers in the Pittsburgh area who hire individuals with medical assistant training.
Not only does our Clinical Medical Assistant program prepare you to be job ready, but it’s also designed to prepare you for certain National Healthcareer Association (NHA) certification exams which can strengthen your appeal in the job market. Some of the certifications our students can choose to take include:
- Certified Clinical Medical Assistant*
- Certified EKG Technician**
- Certified Phlebotomy Technician**
Clinical Medical Assistants are an important part of the medical team. You’ll dress in a medical uniform, have a career you love and be able to achieve financial security. To learn more about the program, call WVJC today or Request Information.
*Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Required/ Included in Tuition/Fees.
**Certification is contingent on passing the corresponding certification exam. Optional at own expense.