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The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics identifies medical assisting as one of America’s fastest-growing fields. If you’re looking for a new career in the medical field, Sandhills Community College is ready to help you hit the books.

Beginning Aug. 16, students can enroll in the medical assisting program and complete a three-part course load and hands-on clinical practicum in less than a year. Medical assistant students will learn the ropes of administrative and clinical duties such as drawing blood, maintaining medical records and preparing patients for examinations. Here’s the class breakdown:

:: Medical Assisting Part I – You’ll learn administrative skills as well as anatomy, physiology, medical terminology and basic math for medical office finance and pharmacology.

:: Medical Assisting Part II – You’ll acquire new clinical skills that will help you ace the practicum/clinical part III.

:: Medical Assisting Part III – In this practicum/clinical experience, you’ll spend 160 hours working under the supervision of a preceptor in a local outpatient or ambulatory clinic setting.

Students who complete the medical assisting program will be eligible for accreditation.

Take a shot at this new career this fall and learn more here, or contact Lori Forrester 910-695-3913 forresterl@sandhills.edu

This story was produced in partnership with Sandhills Community College.

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