Why Medical Assisting?
- There’s a high demand for Medical Assistants
- Earn a average of $34,110 a year
- Career advancement opportunities
- Salary Raise Annually
- Most holidays and weekends off
The Medical Assistant diploma program at PITC Institute is a program designed to prepare the student with a strong foundation on which to build a successful career as a competent Medical Assistant. The program concentrates on providing students with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform routine administrative and clinical tasks in a variety of healthcare settings.
Duties for the graduates of this program may include answering telephones, greeting patients, scheduling appointments, taking medical histories, recording vital signs, collecting and preparing laboratory specimens, sterilizing medical instruments, instructing patients about medications and special diets, drawing blood, performing EKG (electrocardiograms), removing sutures, and changing dressings. Instruction occurs in a combination of classroom and laboratory settings.
Cost & Payment Options
- Class Schedules
- Current Cost & Payment Options
- Financial Options
Why choose PITC?
- High Pass Rate
- Job Placement Assistance
- Hands-On Classes
- Convenient Schedule
- Affordable Payment Plans
- Financial Aid Options
Our main goal and focus are to have you capture the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to become a successful Medical Assistant.
How is our Medical Assistant Program Different
Small classes taught by instructors with real-world experience using the latest technology.
- Hands-on classroom experience
- Job Placement Assistance
- Financial Aid for those who qualify
At the successful completion of the Medical Assistant program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate effective communication skills as a medical assistant professional,
- Comprehend, define and appropriately use medical terminology,
- Apply knowledge of pharmacology and traditional and non-traditional forms of patient care and treatment,
- Describe the structural organization of the human body and the functions of those structures,
- Demonstrate accurate and precise documentation,
- Accurately use electronic health records system software,
- Perform functions of the administrative medical assistant such as appointment scheduling, referral creation and telecommunications skills,
- Perform within the scope of practice as a Medical Assistant,
- Perform in accordance with legal and ethical guidelines,
- Verify patient information, and maintain patient records,
- Display technical precision in taking vital signs and performing clinical duties,
- Conduct patient interviews and record necessary medical history,
- Practice Standard Precautions,
- Demonstrate awareness in responding to emergency situations,
- Perform adult, child, and infant CPR and First Aid,
- Summarize the Patient Bill of Rights,
- Demonstrate empathy in communicating with patients, family, and staff
As a comprehensive Medical Assistant program in the Philadelphia area, our main goal is to teach you the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to embark on a successful career in Medical Assistant.
Our medical assistant course in the Philadelphia area helps students prepare for diverse career opportunities who wish to pursue work as a medical assistants and a licensed practical nurse.
Medical Assistants (MAs) are an integral part of the healthcare team. They are the front-line staff in multiple care areas, including medical offices and sometimes inpatient units. MAs perform skilled administrative tasks such as coding and billing, making appointments, and maintaining medical records. However, they are also trained in clinical duties such as:
- Taking vital signs
- Collecting pertinent medical data from patients
- Simple wound care
- Administering injections
- Applying orthopedic appliances
Medical Assistant Program Graduates interested in transitioning into the Practical Nurse AST Program must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Complete the Medical Assistant Program with a GPA of “B” or better.
- Maintain a minimum of 80% attendance.
- Meet additional requirements as required by the Practical Nurse Program Coordinator.
MA to LPN (AST)
This pathway may take a little longer, but it is beneficial if the Medical Assistant wishes to gain experience along the way or determine if nursing is still the desired goal. For MAs wanting to become RNs, becoming an LPN (licensed practical nurse, referred to as licensed vocational nurse or LVN in some states) is a great “stepping stone.” It is a shorter path to the nursing field – programs may be as short as twelve months and as long as two years (depending on the LPN program).
Upon completion of the Medical Assistant Program, Graduates may elect to become employed as a Medical Assistant with a healthcare organization that offers Tuition Assistance that may help to pay for their Practical Nurse AST Degree Program.
Once the MA has become an LPN and has gained clinical experience, he or she may move on to a LPN to RN program, not offered at PITC Institute.
For information to apply, CLICK HERE.
PITC Institute has emerged as a recognized, degree-granting school in our area. We now have strong programs for Practical Nurse, and Medical Assistant, which is high job growth skill sets in the greater Philadelphia area.
Instructors: Our instructors are highly qualified and credentialed
Facility: We have a fully-equipped laboratory for nursing and medical assisting, and we have recently expanded our facilities to provide an upgraded environment for our students, teachers, and administration.
We are currently accepting applications for admission. Application forms are available at the school. Click here to get more information, or call 215-392-2938 to get information on the Wonderlic entrance test, including a study manual and online practice test, or for any other information.
PITC Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).