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Medical Assistant Program in Slidell

The goal of the Medical Assistant Program in Slidell is to train you for an exciting new career in healthcare. There is a growing need for medical assistants in the Slidell area. Attending this program, you’ll learn the clinical and administrative aspects of medical assisting.

Approximate completion time: Day—7.5 months

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About the Program

During your 7.5 months in this program, you can gain lab & clinical competencies including phlebotomy techniques, 12 lead EKG procedures, specimen collection, infection control & safety measures, vital signs, and assisting with minor office surgery and physical exams. You’ll train in medical bookkeeping, medical insurance billing & coding, medical records, medical office software, medical office ethics, injections, and master basic dosage calculations. Through Delta College’s medical assistant classes in Slidell, you’ll learn to do all of the things required of a medical assistant in today’s healthcare industry!

Take the Next Step!

If you are interested in becoming a medical assistant or in getting a diploma in Medical Assisting in Slidell, Delta College would love to help you. In just seven and a half months, you can be trained for your new career!

Medical Assistant Occupation Information

See each topic below for more information about the potential of being a Medical Assistant.

  • Nature of the Work

    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.

    Duties: Medical assistants typically do the following:

    • Take patient history and measure vital signs.
    • Help the physician with patient examinations
    • Give patient injections as directed by the physician
    • Schedule patient appointments
    • Prepare blood for laboratory tests

    Medical assistants need to learn the EHR software that their office uses and must take and record patients’ personal information. They must be able to keep that information confidential and discuss it only with other medical personnel who are involved in treating the patient.

    In larger practices, medical assistants may specialize in either administrative or clinical work.

    Medical Assistants perform many administrative duties. Some assistants buy and store supplies and equipment for the office. They answer telephones, greet patients, update and file patient medical records, fill out insurance forms, handle correspondence, schedule appointments, arrange for admission and laboratory services, and handle billing and book keeping.

    Clinical medical assistants have different duties, depending on the state where they work. They may do basic laboratory tests, dispose of contaminated supplies, and sterilize medical instruments. They might have additional responsibilities, such as instructing patients about medication or special diets, preparing patients for X-rays, removing stitches, drawing blood, or changing dressings. Our medical assistant school in Slidell will teach students how to deal with billing and coding, patient history, vital signs, etc.

  • Job Outlook

    Employment of medical assistants is expected to grow by 18 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than average for all occupations.

    *Information taken from the Occupational Outlook Handbook on the internet 9/15/2021

  • Earnings

    The reason just about anyone attends medical assistant school is for a change in career. They want to earn more in a better environment. The median annual wage of medical assistants was $35,850 in May 2020. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $26,930 and the top 10 percent earned more than $50,580.

    *Information taken from the Occupational Outlook Handbook on the internet 9/15/2021

Delta College in Slidell Advantages:

  • Job Placement Assistance
  • Externship
  • Certifications available through NHA
  • Quality Instructors
  • Affordable Tuition
  • 7 1/2 Month Day
  • Licensed by the LA Board of Regents
  • Accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education
  • Financial Aid available to those who qualify
  • TOPS Eligible