This career major will give you the skills you need to be both a phlebotomist and a clinical medical assistant. The clinical medical assistant training will focus on the routine administrative and clinical tasks that keep the offices and clinics of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors and optometrists running smoothly. You’ll learn how to take medical histories and vital signs, explain treatment procedures to patients, prepare patients for examination, and assist the doctor during the examination. You’ll also sterilize medical instruments and prepare and administer medications. The phlebotomy portion of this career major will focus on the proper collection and preparation of laboratory specimens for processing under the supervision of a laboratory scientist, nurse or other medical staff.
Emphasis is placed on continuing education into a higher level health care career. Upon completion you will have the requisite number of hours and training to become certified as a clinical medical assistant and/or phlebotomist. Health Careers 1 is a prerequisite for this career major.
Get out of the classroom and into the real world with projects such as:
Use the skills you’ll learn in this program to fine a career you’ll love. Possibilities include:
Intro to Medical Assisting
Introduction to Medical Office Clinical Procedures (Part I)
Introduction to Medical Office Clinical Procedures (Part II)
Clinical Medical Assistant Practicum
Phlebotomy Specimen Collection and Processing
WorkKeys®, an assessment tool from the ACT® organization, measures skills employers have identified as critical to job success in their industry and are used in hiring and promoting employees. Students are able to earn the ACT®-issued National Career Readiness Certificate by meeting the score requirements for their job field on three WorkKeys® assessments.
Matching the right employees with the right job creates employee job satisfaction, increased self-confidence and the best wages possible for the employee. The employer benefits with reduced turnover and training, increased productivity and overall company success. To learn about the WorkKeys® scores needed for your future career field visit Job Profiles.
The required WorkKeys scores for this career major are:
Applied Mathematics – 4
Reading for Information – 4
Locating Information – 3
In order to be successful in a career, students will need to meet all technical and academic standards related to their career of choice at Meridian. Meridian offers rigorous programs of study designed in cooperation with business and industry to ensure students are fully prepared for the demands of the workplace.
When a student completes all standards as set forth in their program of study, they will be considered a graduate of Meridian and receive the Career Ready Credential. Students who do not meet these standards will not be considered graduates of Meridian. Students should have:
Students earning a Career Ready Credential may also earn the Postsecondary Ready Endorsement, Citizenship Ready Endorsement and the National Career Readiness Certificate (CRC).