Medical assistant school graduates usually receive a diploma, or a medical assisting applied sciences degree. A medical assistant externship often leads to employment.
The students learn typing, medical transcription, data entry and computer application skills and how to properly take a patient’s vital signs, s.a. weight, height, pulse, temperature and blood pressure measurement. Also, basic concepts in pharmacology, anatomy and physiology, and medical terminology to give them the knowledge and language of the medical field; thus, the ability to interact with doctors, nurses and other specialists.
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