Medical Assistants perform administrative and clinical tasks to keep the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other health practitioners running smoothly.
The Medical Assistant profession is a versatile healthcare career. Medical Assistant with Cardiovascular Technology graduates have an excellent future with increasing opportunities, job stability, and the skills needed to succeed in the fast-paced world of cardiovascular medicine!
The Medical Assistant with Cardiovascular Technology program blends interesting didactic sessions with practical hands-on experience that takes the student to an entirely new realm of learning. We focus on the skills and knowledge needed to succeed as a member of the cardiovascular team with the ability to independently perform non-invasive procedures within the appropriate scope of practice. This program also prepares students with applicable theory, administrative applications, and clinical skills for successful employment in the cardiovascular field of medicine.
The externship experience provides the student with practical applications of:
Medical Assisting students are required to complete *55 credit hours (approximately 38 weeks-Day; 53 weeks-Evening - 1130 clock hours). Graduates of the Medical Assistant w/ Cardio Tech program receive a Medical Assistant diploma. Orlando graduates will also receive their CPR/ACLS certification from the American Heart Association. Full-time students can complete the program in as few as 9 months.
*The listing of credits is not meant to imply that credits can be transferred into college or other private career school programs. Transfer credits are at the sole discretion of the receiving school.
The Department of Labor lists the annual mean wages of Medical Assistants in 2010 were $30,110 in offices of physicians and $30,770 in general medical and surgical hospitals. The U.S. Department of Labor also projects that medical assistant employment is expected to grow 34 percent from 2008 to 2018.
According to the United States Department of Labor, Florida has the third highest published employment level for Medical Assistants in the country!
Medical Assistants may be employed in the following facilities:
The students enrolled in the MA CVT program, despite having chosen a particular field of specialty in health care, are exposed to a wide variety of skills and theory within that specialty. The first term establishes a firm foundation, on which the student will build the knowledge and skills needed to further develop as he/she progresses through the program. Some topics covered in this term will include:
As the student enters the second term, he/she will quickly continue to build on skills and knowledge from the previous term, as stress testing, ambulatory cardiac monitoring, and further EKG rhythm interpretational skills are emphasized. It is in this term that the student connects prior learning with newly learned skills. The student learns not only how to acquire a 12 Lead EKG, but also how to interpret it and evaluate the impact that it has on the patient’s overall health. The student is also introduced to the specialties of echocardiography and invasive cardiovascular catheterization.
In the last term of the cardiovascular technology portion, the student learns more of the advanced skills that cardiovascular medicine has to offer. During this term the student earns certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, as well as learns the importance of cardiac pacing and coagulation therapy!
Central Florida Institute is accredited through Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). ABHES has been nationally recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a private, non-profit, independent accrediting agency since 1968. It has been at the forefront of advancing the quality of health education programs throughout the country.
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