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Upon successful completion of our Medical Office Assistant course, studentswillbe prepared for an entry-level position in a medical office setting and willbe prepared to sit for the NHA national certification exam to become a Certified MedicalAdministrative Assistant(CMAA).

Upon successful completion of our Ophthalmic Assistant course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position as an Ophthalmic Assistant and will be prepared, in part, to become a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant Certification (COA-A3) by taking the JCAHPO Career Advancement Tool Quiz*.

Required Education: Complete an approved independent study course

Required work Experience: 1000 Hours under the supervision of an Ophthalmologist within 12 months prior to submitting application.

Fee is included for the NHA exam and JCAHPO Career Advancement Tool Quiz

Overview

Program Tuition: $2,500.00

Financing or payment plans option available. For more information, click on Request Information and fill out the contact form.

 

This training program combines a two course training track:

  • Ophthalmic Assistant
  • Medical Office Assistant

Ophthalmic Assistants play a vital role in eye care. They perform ophthalmic procedures under the direction or supervision of a physician. An ophthalmic allied health professional assists the ophthalmologist by collecting data, administering tests and treatments, and supervising patients. This course provides all the practical information you need to complete your day-to-day tasks as an Ophthalmic Assistant. You will learn detailed information on paramedical training, ophthalmic technology, and efficient office management. This course also covers the anatomy, physiology, optics, pharmacology, and microbiology of the eye.


The Job Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the medical administrative assistant job outlook appears strong in coming years. Recent BLS publications indicate that employment of medical secretaries is projected to grow much faster than the average occupation, with an expected 11% increase between 2018 and 2028.* The BLS suggests that this expansion in medical secretary jobs will stem from overall growth in the healthcare industry as well as increasing automation of offices and organizational restructuring. The agency also asserts that experienced and trained medical secretaries will enjoy the best job opportunities.


Ophthalmic Assistant 270 Hours

Ophthalmic Assistants play a vital role in eye care. They perform ophthalmic procedures under the direction or supervision of a physician. An ophthalmic allied health professional assists the ophthalmologist by collecting data, administering tests and treatments, and supervising patients. This course provides all the practical information you need to complete your day-to-day tasks as an Ophthalmic Assistant. You will learn detailed information on paramedical training, ophthalmic technology, and efficient office management. This course also covers the anatomy, physiology, optics, pharmacology, and microbiology of the eye.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • List the core elements of eye anatomy and optics
  • Name the steps for dealing with patients and maintaining patient records
  • Define contact lenses and the visual field
  • Identify eye and vision disorders
  • Recall surgical techniques and special procedures related to the eye

Medical Office Assistant 270 Hours

Get started today in the fast pace world of a Medical Office Assistant! Our online course will teach you all the skills you need to know to get a job in the medical field as a Medical Office Assistant.

Also known as a medical administrative assistant or medical assistants, a medical office assistant performs a wide range of duties that are imperative to the smooth operation of a variety of medical offices. Medical office assistant duties can include updating patient files, filling out insurance forms, coordinating laboratory services, answering phones, ordering and maintaining medical supplies and equipment, and more. As the healthcare industry continues to expand, so does the need for medical office assistants. Many doctor’s offices have come to rely on the work of a medical administrative assistant who performs a number of important medical office assistant duties.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Comprehend the role of medical office assistant professional
  • Identify the steps for managing patient records
  • Identify the standards for professional oral and written communication
  • Identify the steps for managing various office financials
  • Define the requirements for basic office management
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Texas A&M University - Texarkana

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