Medical Assisting - Diploma Program at Ohio Institute of Health Careers - Columbus Campus
The Medical Assisting diploma program provides students with the skills necessary to be responsible for a range of high-level front and back-office functions. Student responsibilities will range from front office work such as appointment setting, telephone triage, insurance billing and coding, transcribing physician notes - to back office tasks such as assisting in vital signs, EKG's, minor office surgery, phlebotomy, and other duties associated with assisting medical professionals in procedures done in a physician's office. Students with a medical assistant major will also be equipped with a broad background in computers, organization, and communication. Medical Assisting majors participate in externships in their final quarter of study that provide an opportunity to gain experience working in their field under the combined supervision and evaluation of both a cooperating local medical facility and Ohio Institute of Health Careers. Career opportunities for successful graduates in the Medical Assisting diploma program exist as entry-level Medical Assistant, Clinical Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Medical Receptionist, Medical Insurance Biller.