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As a Clinical Medical Assistant, you will perform administrative and clinical tasks to support medical offices by keeping them running smoothly. Through the comprehensive Clinical Medical Assistant classes offered by High Desert Medical College, you’ll have the tools you need to start your new career. We offer both day and evening programs.
Becoming a certified Clinical Medical Assistant through courses at High Desert Medical College will prepare you to enter one of the fastest-growing professions in the health care industry. HDMC ensures our students are ready to enter the job market with a program involving classroom theory lab procedures and externship. Our Clinical Medical Assistant students are prepared for national certifications. They also gain expereince with Electronic Health Records, ICD-10 Medical Billing and coding as well as venipunctures and EKG's.
Career Highlights & Opportunity
As a Clinical Medical Assistant, your tasks may include maintaining patient records, completing insurance forms, scheduling appointments, billing and bookkeeping. Clinical tasks include recording vital signs, interaction with patients during examinations, collecting lab work and preparing patients for procedures.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks Clinical Medical Assistants among the fastest growing occupations over the 2012-2022 decade. Employment is projected to grow 29% – much faster than the average job ranking. As of 2012, Clinical Medical Assistants held about 560,800 jobs with career opportunities in the following:
Public & Private hospitals
Inpatient & Outpatient clinics
Long-term care facilities
Health Practitioners such as Chiropractic and Optometry ofﬁces
College and university health facilities
“4 days out of the week we are in a lab, touching, experimenting on whatever it is we need to learn. I like the hands on part of it more than anything. I learn faster. I learn better that way," - Tenaya, CMA Student
“I want to be a CMA because I think that the medical field has a lot of great opportunities. Here I will have a long-term career where I will be happy and successful in my life," - Vittoria, CMA Student