Medical Assistant (Associate's) - Knoxville, Tennessee
Associate of Applied Science
Medical Assistants perform both administrative and clinical duties, reporting directly to an office manager, physician, or other health practitioner.
Your training will focus on examining room procedures, obtaining vital signs and medical histories, performing routine laboratory procedures, sterilizing and maintaining equipment, and the proper techniques for administering medications as directed by the physician. You'll also learn to handle administrative duties.
In addition to training from instructors with real-world experience, you will also complete an externship in a physician's office, clinic or related healthcare facility under the supervision of a physician, nurse, or health services professional.
Marine Corps vet and Virginia College in Knoxville student Phillip Doty shares his plans for the future
U.S. Marine Corps veteran Phillip Doty was in the eighth grade on 9/11, which influenced his decision to join the military. He is enrolled in the medical assistant program at Virginia College in Knoxville, and says he wants to use his skills to have a positive impact on others.
*Program details subject to change. See the official campus catalog and appropriate addenda for the latest information.