Get Your Medical Assistant Training at Everest Institute in Grand Rapids
Posted Thursday, May 15, 2014 by
You don’t have to be a doctor or a nurse to play a role in Michigan’s growing health care industry. There are many other health care careers that can be just as rewarding but don’t require as large of an investment in time and money for education and training. One of these is medical assisting.
Medical assistants work in doctors’ offices, clinics and other health care facilities. They work directly with patients as well as assisting physicians during examinations and procedures. Medical assistants take patient histories, perform routine exams like measuring blood pressure, temperature, pulse, etc., and may even draw blood and administer injections. Many medical assistants also perform administrative tasks like managing patient records, setting patient appointments and managing medical supply inventories.
To become a medical assistant, you need training in basic health science, human anatomy and physiology, and standard medical procedures. If you live or work in west/central Michigan, you can get this training at Everest Institute in Grand Rapids.
Everest is America’s leading school for medical assistant career training. Everest trains and graduates more medical assistants than any other school in America. Many doctors, clinics and other employers in the health care field turn to Everest first when looking to fill entry-level medical assistant positions.
At Everest in Grand Rapids, you can get the knowledge, training and experience you need to enter this exciting field. At Everest, classes are small, so you can get the personal attention and support you may need. Your instructors will be health care industry professionals who know the demands of today’s marketplace. Your instruction will be hands-on, where you’ll use the same tools and applications you’ll likely find on the job. And best of all, you can complete your medical assistant training and be ready to work in less than a year.
Topics you’ll study in Everest Institute’s Medical Assistant career training program include:
- Introduction to medical assisting
- Integumentary, sensory, and nervous systems
- Patient care and communication
- Muscular system, infection control, minor office surgery, and pharmacology
- Digestive system, nutrition, financial management, and first aid
- Cardiopulmonary systems, vital signs, electrocardiography, and CPR
- Urinary, blood, lymphatic, and immune systems, and laboratory procedures
- Endocrine, skeletal, and reproductive systems, pediatrics, and geriatrics
- Medical law, and ethics, psychology, and therapeutic procedures
- Health insurance basics, claims processing, and computerized insurance billing
As a graduate, you’ll have access to Everest’s Career Services staff. These experienced professionals can help you with all aspects of your job hunt, including writing your resume, rehearsing for interviews, and setting up appointments with local employers.
About the Grand Rapids Campus
Everest Institute’s Grand Rapids campus is located at 1750 Woodworth Street NE in Grand Rapids (49524), just northwest of Woodworth Street’s terminus at the Michigan 44 Connector/Plainfield Avenue NE. In addition to its Medical Assistant program, this Everest Institute campus offers career education programs in Dental Assistant, Massage Therapy, Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Insurance Billing and Coding, and Practical Nursing.
Financial aid is available for those who qualify.