Medical Assisting Certificate


Medical Assisting

Medical assistants are the only allied health professional specifically trained to work in ambulatory settings (such as physician offices, clinics and group practices).

Medical assistants are multi-skilled personnel who are capable of performing administrative and clinical procedures.

A medical assistant performs delegated clinical and administrative duties within the supervising physicians’ scope of practice consistent with medical assisting education, training and experience.

Job Opportunities for Graduates

The skills acquired through the Medical Assisting Certificate program, as well as successful completion of the national certification exam, qualify graduates for positions in:

  • Physician practices
  • Ambulatory Care Facilities
  • Specialty physician practices
  • Nursing Care Facilities
  • Medical Insurance offices
  • Legal Organizations
  • Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
  • Behavioral Health Facilities
  • Public and Private Educational Facilities

The Medical Assisting Certificate program at Owens Community College has a job placement rate average of 76% over the past five years.

Employment Opportunities

Medical assistants perform numerous functions that vary from office to office and continually change within the work environment. Interaction with other people, handling several responsibilities at once and dealing with the public are some of the everyday tasks required of a medical assistant. Being well-groomed and displaying a courteous pleasant manner will enable you to put patients at ease and explain the physician’s instructions.

These individuals perform a variety of technical health care functions including vital signs, injections, venipunctures, filing and appointment scheduling. You will work as a member of the allied health care team under the supervision of a physician’s scope of practice.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Owens Community College maintains an Office of Student Financial Services on each campus. The Office of Student Financial Services is the place for you to ask questions related to scholarships and financial aid. Contact: 1-800-GO OWENS ext. 2387 or (567) 661-2387 Email: studentfinancial@owens.edu

Contact Us

Administration Location Phone Email
Veronica Burgert
Chair
Health Technologies 324 (567) 661-2269 veronica_burgert@owens.edu
Catherine Ford
Dean
Health Technologies 121B (567) 661-7398 catherine_ford@owens.edu

 

Accreditation

The Certificate Program at the Toledo campus of Owens Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (www.caahep.org) upon recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Medical Assisting Education Review Board
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1575
Chicago, IL 60606
800-228-2262
www.maerb.org
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 – 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
727/210/2350
www.caahep.org

 

Professional Organization

Medical Assisting students are members of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).
The Chair and full-time faculty of Medical Assisting are also members of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).

American Association of Medical Assistants
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 1575
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-899-1500 or 800-228-2262
FAX: 312-899-1259
Web address: www.aama-ntl.org