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Online Clinical Assistant Degrees

What will I learn in a clinical assistant degree or training program?

Clinical assistants are those who help in medical laboratories in the preparation, the conducting and collating the results of the lab tests done to find out what is ailing a patient. A degree or training program in this filed will therefore teach you all the things you will need to know to be able to do this job. This will include the use and care of the various types of machines and equipment in such laboratories as well as the various tests themselves. What it does not do is teach you what the treatments themselves should be, that's the responsibility of the medical staff: you are there to provide them with your especial knowledge and expertise just as they are theirs.

What will a clinical assistant degree or training program qualify me for?

The most obvious job or career is as a clinical assistant (average salary about $31,000) but there is a further one available, indeed many do this. The training as a clinical assistant plus some experience of the actual job can be used to train further to become a clinical technologist ($46,000) or a manager or trainer of further clinical assistants. The advantage here is that you can, by being in work, possibly take advantage of some employer subsidies to pay for that further training.

Online Degrees in Clinical Assistant

Kaplan University

There are countless specialties of study available at Kaplan University. The major departments include: more

Clinical Assistant Degrees Offered:
  • A.A.S. in Medical Assisting

    If you wish to enter the medical profession in an occupation that offers you a chance to work with patients and physicians and perform a variety of administrative duties, this program may be right for you. Students in this program achieve a solid foundation of academic knowledge. They learn to perform laboratory, clinical, and medical office procedures via hands-on training from experienced professionals.

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Keiser University

Keiser University offers students a variety of Associate and Bachelor's degree programs with the convenience and flexibility of online access. Working parents and professionals can maintain their current relationships while advancing their education. more

Clinical Assistant Degrees Offered:
  • Associate's - Medical Assisting

    The Associate's degree in Medical Assisting teaches students to perform medical assisting duties under direction of a physician/practitioner, including preparing examination rooms, taking vital signs, assisting in minor surgical procedures, giving injections, performing venipuncture, assisting in laboratory operations, taking x-rays and administering electrocardiograms. Medical assistants also learn to function in an administrative capacity, including patient communications, maintaining patient records, billing, scheduling appointments, ordering supplies and processing insurance claims.

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