Get The Skills to Become a Medical Assistant

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Bidwell Training Center can help you gain the skills you need to have a fulfilling career in the healthcare system

7-Month* Professional Medical Assistant Training in Pittsburgh, PA

Classes Start March 31st

Full and Part Time Schedule Available

Are you a compassionate individual with strong communication skills? Do you want to help increase the quality of patient care? If so, Bidwell Training Center can help you get a rewarding career as a medical assistant with a specialty in the electronic health record.

In the Medical Assistant program, you will learn how to utilize the electronic health record, document health care services, as well as perform clinical duties. By the time you complete your program, you will be confident and career ready for a variety of medical job opportunities.

Next Start Date: Mar 31st, 2020Medical Assistant Bidwell Training Center - Bidwell Training Center 1815 Metropolitan Street Pittsbrugh PA United States 15233

To find out if Bidwell Training Center is right for you, book a tour today! You can see our facilities, meet with staff and students, and get the answers to all your career training questions. Schedule a tour now or get more info.

Become a Professional Medical Assistant

This program will provide you with the skills and experience to be a qualified healthcare professional. You will learn how to function as a member of a professional team, use electronic health records proficiently, obtain vital signs and patient history. Upon completion of the program, you will have the skills and knowledge to pursue a fulfilling career in the healthcare industry.

This program features many career focused courses, including:

  • Anatomy & Physiology/Medical Terminology I-III
  • Clinical Procedures & Laboratory Techniques I-III
  • Coding
  • Communications & Professional Skills
  • Computers & Professional Skills
  • Electronic Health Records I – II
  • Fundamentals of Medical Assisting I – II
  • Mathematics
  • Pharmacology

Five-year weighted average rates for retention, job placement, and exam passage:

  • Percentage for Retention: 72.2%
  • Percentage for Job Placement: 84.62%
  • Percentage for Exam Passage: 86.36%
  • 2016 Job Placement : 80%

The above data has been approved by the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB), a Committee on Accreditation of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

CAAHEP
25400 US Highway 19 N, Suite 158
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What are the Employer Survey Results?

The five year 2012–2016 weighted average of employer satisfaction is 100%.

2012 employer satisfaction was 100%.
2013 employer satisfaction was 100%.
2014 employer satisfaction was 100%.
2015 employer satisfaction was 100%.
2016 employer satisfaction was 100%. This data will be reviewed in the outcomes annual report form to be submitted 2019.

The above data has been approved by the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB), a Committee on Accreditation of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

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No-Cost Programs

At Bidwell Training Center, we know how difficult it can be trying to make ends meet while pursuing your career goals. That’s why all our programs are offered at no-cost.

Tuition is not charged to students who are residents of Pennsylvania and who also have their high school diploma or equivalent. Funding for Bidwell Training Center is received through the State of PA, foundations, grants, and individual donors. The tuition, fees, uniforms, scrubs, and textbooks are covered for all accepted students.

Experience a Medical Assistant Externship

Near the end of your program at Bidwell Training Center, you will complete a 4-week externship. Your externship will let you apply the skills learned in the Medical Assistant program, and help you gain relevant work experience.

The combination of in-class and on-site training will help you get career ready for employment in the medical industry.

Career Opportunities

After graduating from your program, you will have the skills to pursue a variety of positions in the healthcare system, including:

  • Physician Practices
  • Ambulatory care facilities
  • Diagnostic laboratories
  • Convenience care clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Skilled nursing facilities

Full-Time or Part-Time Schedules

The Medical Assistant program is offered in both full-time options, allowing you to fit school around your life schedule.

Full Time Track, 28 weeks (7 months)

Part-Time Track, 56 weeks (13 months)

Your Future Medical Assistant Career

Not only does Bidwell Training Center offer comprehensive career training, we also offer students career placement services. With dedicated placement staff available from day one, along with professional development courses built into the program, you will be prepared you for your future career in healthcare.

Is a Rewarding Career as a Medical Assistant Right For You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in the Medical Industry and exploring whether Bidwell Training Center is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

For immediate questions, call 412-402-9761

*Program length when completed in normal time.