Medical
     Assisting

Medical
Assisting

The curriculum in NRI Institute of Health Sciences Medical Assisting program emphasizes both industry requirements and our students’ intellectual growth and professional development.

 

With thorough education from our experienced teachers, graduates of the Medical Assisting program will earn a diploma enabling them to work in a variety of healthcare environments.

Doctor Talking to Boy in Wheelchair
Medical Team

Curriculum

  • Introduction to Medical Assisting

  • Medical Office Procedures

  • Medical Office Procedures Lab

  • Phlebotomist and the MA

  • Phlebotomist and the MA Lab

  • EKG Aide and the MA

  • EKG Aide and the MA Lab

  • Clinical Assisting (lecture)

  • Clinical Assisting Lab

  • Pharmacology

  • Pharmacology Lab

  • Laboratory Procedures (lecture)

  • Laboratory Procedures

  • Practicum Experience I (clinical)

  • Practicum Experience II (lecture)

  • Practicum Experience II (clinical)

Minimum Requirements for Enrollment
 

  • A minimum 2.0/4.0 GPA based on high school or 12 credits from college is required or a minimum score of 500 or 50 (depending on district) on the GED exam as documented on sealed unopened transcript or results of the GED exam.
     

Career Opportunities

Similar to many positions in the Healthcare Industry, Medical Assistants are in high demand. 

Graduates of the program can expect to work in various Healthcare environments assisting with administrative work, hands on clinical work with patients, and even in specialized offices.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor
Statistics, "employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 18 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.

About 104,400 openings for medical assistants are projected each year, on average, over the decade.

 

Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire."