Clinical Medical Assistant

Program trains students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. Instruction includes preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy, and the 12 lead EKG and the cardiac life cycle. Students review important topics including phlebotomy, pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs, cardiology including proper EKG lead placements, a professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare. Program includes classroom lecture and hands on labs and a clinical externship opportunity at a local healthcare provider. Students who complete this course sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam.

Next Application and Fee Submission Deadline is Thursday, Sept 28, 2017
for Program Start Date of Monday, October 2, 2017

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IMPORTANT:  Clinical Medical Assistant Program is a Continuing Education Program and does NOT require college admissions.

Contact Information

Victoria Clark, Director, Bitterroot College
(406) 375-0100 

Employment Outlook

Clinical Medical Assistant jobs are predicted to grow nationally by 23 percent between 2014 and 2024 and are projected as a high-demand occupation in Montana from 2015 to 2025. The median national annual salary for Clinical Medical Assistants is $31,540; in Montana, the average annual salary is $31,240. For more employment information, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook and the Montana Job Projections 2015-2025.