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Administrative Assistant

 

MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Welcome to medical administrative assistant training. You have taken the first step into a world that will stimulate your mind, motivate your curiosity for learning, energize your work ethic, and your spirit so that you will want to contribute something good to today’s society. This 60 hour (classroom only) program will prepare you to take the National Healthcareer Association national exam (MAA). This program does not have a clinical portion. 

What does an Administrative Assistants Do?

Secretaries and administrative assistants perform routine clerical and administrative duties. They organize files, draft messages, schedule appointments, and support other staff.

Where does Administrative Assistants work?

Although administrative assistants work in nearly every industry, many are employed in schools, hospitals, governments, and legal and medical offices. Most work full time in office settings. Virtual assistants typically work from a home office. Medical secretaries require several months of training to learn industry-specific terminology.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Age 18 (by completion of training) or older
  • Authorized to work in the U.S. (Alien ID-If applicable)
  • Valid Identification (passport, driver’s license or state/federal issued ID)
  • Social Security Card
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Ability to pass criminal background check (provided by school) Students should have no felony convictions of any kind and must not have any drug-related or Pharmacy related convictions, including misdemeanors.

For prices and schedules click here for the Roanoke Campus or the Charlottesville Campus.

Job Outlook

Employment of administrative assistants is projected to grow 12 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Many job openings will result from the need to replace workers who leave the occupation. Those with a combination of work experience and computer skills should have the best job prospects.

NATIONAL CERTIFICATION

Our Administrative Assistant program is approved for national certification testing. After completing the Administrative Assistant training program the graduate will have the option (for an additional fee) to apply and test for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) National Exam. The national exam is administered on-site at Fast Track Health Care Education.

A high school diploma or GED equivalent is required to take the national exam.

National Certification is voluntary. It represents not only compliance with established medical standards, but also highlights the health care professional’s commitment to quality and professionalism. Having national certification demonstrates to the healthcare industry that the individual is proficient in his/her specific area of study. National certification is a competency standard and has proven to be a valuable asset in securing employment as well as advancement on any career ladder. Having National Healthcareer Association (NHA) National Certification gives the health care professional the competitive edge he/she needs in the job search market. To employers it separates the serious from the non-serious, and may well be the deciding factor in obtaining a job or promotion.

Upon successful completion you will have the option to register for the: 

National Healthcareer Association (NHA) National Exam for Administrative Assistant for an additional cost of $120 (this fee is not included in the tuition)

CLINICAL MEDICAL ASSISTANT

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

 

This program will provide the necessary training and skills required to challenge the National Health careerAssociation(NHA)  Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination. This program requires 280 classroom hour (lectureand labs) and 120 hour clinical externship. Students must successfully completethe 280 classroomhour requirement to be eligible to participate in the clinical externship rotation.

What Does a Medical Assistant Do?

Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other health practitioners. Their duties vary with the location, specialty, and size of the practice.

Where does a Medical Assistant Work?

Most medical assistants have postsecondary education such as a certificate. Medical assistants held about 560,800 jobs in 2012. Most of these assistants work in physicians’ offices and other healthcare facilities.

For prices and schedules click here for the Roanoke Campus or the Charlolttesville Campus.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Age 18 (by completion of training) or older
  • Authorized to work in the U.S. (Alien ID-If applicable)
  • Valid Identification (passport, driver’s license or state/federal issued ID)
  • Social Security Card
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Ability to pass criminal background check (provided by school) Students should      have no felony convictions of any kind and must not have any drug-related      or Pharmacy related convictions, including misdemeanours
  • Valid CPR (school provides service for an additional fee)
  • Drug Test 
  • HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
  • Immunization Record
  • TB Test, School will administer the skin test for a fee. (PPD skin test or a      negative chest X-ray no older than a year is required)
  • Hepatitis B immunization (if declined, it must be waived in writing, form is      available in our school administration office) 

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

People who are interested in becoming a Medical Assistant are required to take CPR for Medical Professionals and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training prior to starting their clinical rotation. CPR/AED Training is offered by Fast Track for an additional fee. This fee is not included in the tuition.

JOB OUTLOOK

Employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 29 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. The growth of the aging baby-boom population will continue to spur demand for preventive medical services, which are often provided by physicians. As their practices expand, physicians will hire more assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties, allowing the physicians to see more patients.

NATIONAL CERTIFICATION

Our Medical Assistant program is approved for national certification testing. After completing the Medical Assistant training program the graduate will have the option (for an additional fee) to apply and test for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) National Exam. The national exam is administered on-site at Fast Track Health Care Education.

A high school diploma or GED equivalent is required to take the national exam.

National Certification is voluntary. It represents not only compliance with established medical standards, but also highlights the health care professional’s commitment to quality and professionalism. Having national certification demonstrates to the healthcare industry that the individual is proficient in his/her specific area of study. National certification is a competency standard and has proven to be a valuable asset in securing employment as well as advancement on any career ladder. Having National Healthcareer Association (NHA) National Certification gives the health care professional the competitive edge he/she needs in the job search market. To employers it separates the serious from the non-serious, and may well be the deciding factor in obtaining a job or promotion.

Upon successful completion you will have the option to register for the: 

National Healthcareer Association (NHA) National Exam for Medical Assistant for an additional cost of $120 (this fee is not included in the tuition)

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We pledge our best service to you, so that wherever you are in the world, you can be connected to the FHE Department of Military and Veteran Affairs through our committed teams.
We are proud to offer:

  • FHE Special Tuition Pricing for Veterans, Active Duty Military and spouses/qualifying dependents of all Active Duty, National Guard and Reserves
  • Acceptance of transfer credits for eligible military experience using the recommended American Council on Education's (ACE) guide
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP) opportunities
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Military Financial Aid


Fast Track Healthcare Education (FHE) offers a wide variety of military financial aid assistance to military students, spouses and dependent students.

Combining federal loans with government grants and military scholarships can be confusing, so our specialized team of Military Student Finance Advisors help you make sense of the process with transparent information and advice. We do everything in our power to make sure you maximize your military education benefits.

Our advisors are familiar with all types of educational government assistance for active-duty members and veterans, spouses and eligible dependents, including:

Veterans

  • Special Military & Veteran Pricing
  • Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill
  • Chapter 33 – Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Chapter 31 – Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment

Active Duty

  • Military Tuition Assistance
  • Tuition Assistance Top Up Programs 
  • In some cases, VA Education Benefits*

Reserve and Guard Personnel

  • Military Tuition Assistance
  • Chapter 1606 Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve
  • Chapter 1607 Reserve Education Assistance Program
  • Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill

Spouse & Dependents

  • Active Duty Spousal and Dependent Pricing
  • MyCAA
  • Chapter 35 – Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance Program
  • Chapter 33 – Transferred Post 9/11 GI Bill

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To determine your specific eligibility and qualifications for all of the military programs listed above and more, call an expert FHE military representative at 540-981-9111*Contact our Veteran Services Department for additional information.