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Medical Assisting

CAREER PATHWAYS

Medical assisting is a multifaceted profession within healthcare that includes working in both an administrative and clinical role in an ambulatory care setting and hospital.

  • Administrative responsibilities may include communication with other allied health professionals, patients and their caretakers, scheduling procedures and appointments, billing and insurance, reception, medical record documentation, and inventory management. 
  • Clinical responsibilities may include vital signs, medical asepsis, infection control, patient education, assisting with varied medical procedures, specimen collection and preparation, testing and processing. Students will be responsible for various screening tests and proper documentation.  They will learn to administer medications through various routes. 

The United States Department of Labor has projected a 29% growth rate for Medical Assistants through 2026.  This is a higher than average growth rate producing an average annual opening rate of nearly 3,000 positions throughout Massachusetts.

The Medical Assisting program offers certificates in Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy, EKG, CPR for Health Care Workers and OSHA 10.  Basic laboratory skills, administrative skills, medical records, venipuncture, medications and electrocardiography will be explored through both classroom and laboratory experiences. 

Would you like to learn more?

Tours of Tri-County are available to the public every Tuesday morning that school is in session at 9:00 a.m. Please call 508-528-5400 to schedule a tour or to speak with a member of the Admissions Team.

Your Future Begins Here.

Career Pathways

Skills and Competencies: Tri-County Training

  • Medical Office Management
  • Medical Billing & Coding for Insurance Purposes
  • Medical Record Administration (EMR)
  • Patient Triage
  • Assisting with Physical Examinations & Medical Specialties
  • Assisting with Emergency & Urgent Care Procedures
  • Collection, Preparation, & Interpretation of Laboratory Specimens
  • Microbiology Preparation & Identification of Specimens
  • CERTIFICATIONS: CPR/AED, Fist Aid, OSHA 10, & Certified Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Medical Terminology Proficiency
  • Phlebotomy (venipuncture & capillary blood collection) with Specimen Preparation
  • Electrocardiography & Holter Monitor Application with Basic Cardiac Rhythm Interpretation
  • Administration of Medication & Documentation
  • Patient Modalities and Rehab Care
  • Medical Transcription (Scribe)
  • Human Growth & Development as Applied to Pediatric Medicine
  • Application of Medical Assistant Skills in an Office, Clinic, & Hospital Setting
  • Sterilization of Medical Instruments & Assisting with Minor Surgical Procedures

Tri-County Diploma or On-The-Job Training

  • CCMA Certified Clinical Medical Assistant through NHA (This certification includes Phlebotomy, and Electrocardiography)
  • First Responder
  • CPR/AED training American Heart Association
  • OSHA – 10 Hour Safety Certification

Two-Year or Four-Year College Majors

  • Nursing
  • Radiology Technology
  • Cardiovascular Technology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Medical Technology
  • Pharmacy
  • Emergency Medical Technology
  • Pre-Med
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Medical Record Technology
  • Medical Sonography
  • Exercise Science
  • Medical Billing & Coding