Medical Assistant Classes at BTI
Are you a people person with an interest in medicine? Do you want to enter the medical field without having to spend years in school? If so, you might be an excellent candidate for our Medical Assisting program. You can learn to be a Medical Assistant at our campus located near the Reading, Wyomissing, Birdsboro and Lititz areas.
BTI's Medical Assisting classes include hands-on training with equipment you'll use in the field. Our industry-experienced instructors offer insight to help you learn the skills you'll need for a successful and satisfying career.
This is a CampusFlex track program. This training option lets you spend most of your time learning in one of our classrooms with a group of students. You'll also be able to complete some of your coursework online.
Courses in BTI's Medical Assisting Training Program
Students in this program will learn how the human body's various systems work as well as techniques for administering common tests such as pulmonary function and urinalysis. They also learn front office administrative skills to make them well-rounded candidates who are ready to enter the field upon program completion.
This program includes courses such as:
- Integumentary, Skeletal, Muscular, and Gastrointestinal Systems - Students will undertake a system-by-system anatomical study of the human body and basic principles of physiology. This course will cover the structure; functions; and conditions/diseases of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and gastrointestinal systems. In addition, the medical terminology applicable to these body systems will be addressed, with emphasis on word construction, proper usage, and acceptable medical abbreviations.
- Allied Health Orientation - This course will introduce allied health students to various roles of medical professionals. Student will be trained in scope of practice, legal and ethical responsibilities, and governmental compliance required within allied health professions.
- Extern and Medical Review - The course provides students with the opportunity to practice administrative and clinical skills in a suitable physician?s office or ambulatory health care facility under the supervision of the practicum coordinator and site preceptor. You’ll also prepare for and review information on the national certification exam.
As a student at BTI, you'll be using equipment you'll see in the field, including EKG machines, hematocrit and blood glucose kits as well as autoclaves. With our classes, you'll be prepared to confidently apply your skills in the workplace.
Potential Career Paths in Medical Assisting
The demand for Medical Assistants is increasing, meaning that you'll have a number of potential job opportunities when you graduate. After you have completed your Medical Assistant classes, you will be ready to take a relevant certification exam. Passing this exam opens doors to many new types of jobs and potentially an even more satisfying career.
Those who have completed Medical Assistant programs can work in a number of positions, including:
- Medical Assistant - Every physician needs backup, and Medical Assistants provide the help they need. Medical Assistants schedule appointments, maintain medical records and perform billing and coding. They may also record vital signs, note medical histories, draw blood and give out medication.
Medical Assistants are often employed by hospitals, research facilities or home health care agencies.
Externship Opportunities for Real-World Medical Assisting Experience
As part of the Medical Assistant training program, we have all students complete an externship as part of the programs coursework. We believe that these externships provide valuable experience and the chance to apply what you've learned to in a real life setting.
Our externship course partners include:
- Lehigh Valley Health Network
- Reading Health Systems
- Wellspan Health Systems
- St. Joseph Hospital
- and many more!
How BTI Supports You in Finding a New Career as a Medical Assistant
Our goal is to teach students the skills they need to succeed in their chosen Healthcare field. We offer assistance every step of the way- through the application process, during your time at BTI, and even after graduation.
As the first step in applying to BTI, you'll meet with an Admissions Representative who will help you determine which Healthcare program is right for you based on your interests. They can also help you apply for loans, grants and other forms of financial assistance to help you pay for your education. Visit the Financial Aid section to learn more about paying for your education (financial aid is available for those who qualify).
You'll continue to have access to our Career Services Department even after you graduate. We can help you with resume writing, interviewing skills and more, regardless of where you are in your career. Learn about Career Assistance.
Learn More About Medical Classes at BTI
Contact our Admissions Representatives or call 866.481.9301 to request additional information about applying to BTI and our available programs. The sooner you start your education, the closer you are to an exciting, rewarding career!* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Medical Assistants, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm (visited May 19, 2015).