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Associate of Science in Medical Assisting (ASMA)

Herzing University

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Description

Are you looking for an online degree program that will provide you with the skills and understanding that is needed for updating patient records, arranging patient lab or hospital visits, completing insurance forms, scheduling appointments, and performing medical billing and bookkeeping tasks? Then the online Associate of Science in Medical Assisting is the ideal degree program for you.

While in this fully online medical assisting program, students will work towards gaining the knowledge that is needed for conducting the basic overall operations of a physicians office, including:

  • Taking vital signs of patients
  • Preparing patients for and assist the physician during examinations
  • Collecting and package lab specimens
  • Sterilizing medical instruments
  • Educating patients about medications and nutrition
  • Telephoning prescriptions and refilling order to the pharmacy
  • Removing sutures and dressing wounds

Students who participate in Herzing University's online medical assisting courses will be enabled with the knowledge that is needed to assist physicians in examination rooms, perform routine laboratory procedures, and handle financial records, correspondence, and insurance forms as well as other administrative functions.

Graduates of this medical assisting training program will have successfully gained the necessary skills that are required to gain entry-level employment within various medical arenas, both large and small.

Accreditation Information

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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