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Medical Assistant Program

Faculty Contact

Kara Mahannah
Medical Assistant
kmahannah@csi.edu
(208) 732-6728

Overview

The Medical Assistant Program prepares graduates to assist health care providers in outpatient settings performing administrative and/or clinical tasks. Medical Assistants are multi-skilled, allied health care workers who perform a variety of skills assisting health care providers with patient care. They assist with clerical duties, referrals, insurance billing and coding, minor in-office procedures; perform phlebotomy with lab tests, EKG's, as well as many other administrative and clinical tasks.

Upon completion of the program students are eligible to sit for the national medical assistant certification exam, CMA (AAMA) by the Certification Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants. The CMA (AAMA) is considered the gold standard of medical assisting professionalism. The CMA (AAMA) means a professional edge, increased prestige among peers and employers, better job security, and greater career advancement opportunities.

Career Information

Medical Assistants