Health & Wellness
The Clinical Medical Assistant program is designed to prepare you to function as a professional in multiple health care settings. Medical assistants with a clinical background perform various clinical tasks including assisting with the administration of medications and with minor procedures, performing an electrocardiogram (EKG), obtaining laboratory specimens for testing, educating patients, and other related tasks. Job opportunities are prevalent with physician's offices, clinics, chiropractor's offices, hospitals and outpatient facilities
The purpose of this program is to familiarize students with all areas of administrative and clinical dental assisting and the responsibilities required to function as an assistant in a dental practice.
Medical administrative assistants, medical secretaries, and medical records clerks are all positions in great demand. The growth and the complexity of the U.S. health care system have resulted in a substantial increase in the need for qualified medical administrative assistants. Employment of a medical assistant is expected to grow an impressive 34%.
Medical billing and coding is one of the fastest-growing careers in the health care industry today! The need for professionals who understand how to code health care services and procedures for third-party insurance reimbursement is growing substantially. Physician practices, hospitals, pharmacies, long-term care facilities, chiropractic practices, physical therapy practices, and other health care providers all depend on medical billing and coding for insurance carrier reimbursement. The medical industry will have almost 50% more jobs available; therefore, a surplus of medical facilities will continue to hire candidates who specialize in medical billing and coding.
The need for Pharmacy Technicians continues to grow with demand expected to increase substantially through 2020. Technicians work under the supervision of a registered pharmacist in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other health care settings. This high demand for pharmacy technicians is the result of a multitude of factors including the constant availability of new drugs, the national shortage of registered pharmacists, the establishment of certified pharmacy technicians, and the aging population. Approximately 400,000 technicians will be employed to meet our nation's growing health care demands.
The phlebotomist is a vital member of the clinical laboratory team, whose main function is to obtain a patient’s blood specimens by venipuncture and microcollection for testing purposes. Phlebotomists are employed throughout the health care system including in hospitals, neighborhood health centers, medical group practices, HMO’s, public health facilities, veteran hospitals, insurance carriers, and in other health care settings. The demand for phlebotomy technicians has increased substantially with the overall complexity of health care services and the risks of infectious diseases. Current health care industry experts predict a 15% increase in phlebotomy jobs in 2018.
This course integrates Occupational Therapy with primary care practices.
The purpose of this course is to provide social workers and other practitioners who interface with families involved in the criminal justice system with effective tools and resources to support families experiencing incarceration in federal, state, and local prisons in the United States using a strengths-based, multi-systems life course (MSLC) perspective.