Medical Assistants are allied healthcare professionals who work alongside doctors, nurses and other clinicians in a wide range of healthcare settings. They perform routine administrative and clinical tasks, under supervision of a nurse or a physician. The scope of these tasks may vary from one locale to another, and may vary depending on subsequent certifications or supplemental education, but potential examples include greeting patients, scheduling appointments, taking and recording vital signs, administering medications, giving injections, recording medical records data, prepping and handling medical equipment and supplies, and collecting, handling, or analyzing patient specimens.
Medical Assistants help facilitate the smooth delivery of care in a variety of busy private practice and clinic settings. From urgent care clinics, to assisted living facilities, to inpatient and outpatient clinics, to private and public hospitals, medical assistants are increasingly finding employment in a broad range of settings. Medical assistants can be found working with physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and optometrists, among other medical specialties. At St. Paul’s School of Nursing, we offer a Medical Assistant program that will prepare you for an entry-level medical assistant career. You will learn necessary skills, such as office administration, basic information technology, and clinical skills.
With convenient locations in New York City—in Queens and on Staten Island— St. Paul’s School of Nursing stands ready to provide you with the education You will need to become a knowledgeable, compassionate, respected healthcare professional. Our curriculum is informed by the diverse communities we serve, and our students obtain opportunities to receive real-world experience at local primary, secondary, and tertiary medical facilities. Our Medical Assistant certification program has been designed to provide a broad perspective on modern American healthcare, while giving you the education you will need for entry-level employment in this growing field.