Curious about what a career in medical assisting means? Take a look at this great graphic coming from NYC LMIS as part of CUNY CareerPATH to show inquiring students where this career path can lead.
“Working under the supervision of a physician or nurse, medical assistants perform a combination of administrative and clinical functions. Clinical students may include taking vital signs, drawing blood and preparing patients for examinations. Administrative duties may include scheduling, maintaining records and billing and coding for insurance.”
While New York State doesn’t require formal credentialing, many employers prefer a certification that comes from a reputable organization. Certifications include:
- Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) from the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)
- National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) from the National center for Competency Testing (NCCT)
- Registered Medical Assistant from American Medical Technologies (AMT)
- Certified Medical Assistant (CCMA) from the National Healthcareer Association
A number of programs are available at CUNY: