Medical Assistant

Medical AssistantIntroduction:

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. Most medical assistants have postsecondary education such as a certificate issued upon completion of training at Hands Career School. Entry requirement for the training is a high school diploma. 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.

The goals of Hands Medical Health Care Services are to provide required training needed to become a qualified Medical Assistant, capable of working in various healthcare settings.  Our aim is to help students develop effective judgment and communication skills, interpersonal skills and other necessary skills required to provide effective care and assist in the efficient functioning of a healthcare office.  In addition the students will be trained on how to apply federal and state laws including agency policies in their roles/functions as healthcare team members.


Duration of Training:

The training for this program is 24 weeks (6 Months) for day classes

and thirty weeks (7.5 months) for evening classes.


The expected number of students per training period is 10 – 15 students.  Training schedule is as follows:

Day Classes: Monday – Thursday 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM.

Evening classes: Monday – Thursday 4:00 PM to 10:30 PM.

Course Descriptions:

The training includes but is not limited to: Learning basic anatomy and physiology of the human body; Medical terminology; basic information on medical billing and coding; medical office procedure; fundamentals of medical and surgical techniques; basic phlebotomy and proper collection of specimens.  Career development will also be part of the training to enable students to prepare for their career as a Medical Assistant upon graduation.  The teaching methods are based on the lessons of Mosby’s textbook for Medical Assistant.


 Minimum Requirements

        Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

        Must have completed the 12th grade

        Applicant must possess a high school diploma or GED Certificate.

        If the applicant is not in possession of a high school diploma or GED,

the Abilities test will be required and must be passed.

Immunizations including PPD, Hep B vaccine, Flu vaccine etc. must be up to date before externship.

Criminal background check and drug screening reports must be done to qualify for externship.