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Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant Classes San Antonio

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At SWS, we want you to make the most informed decision before you take the next step with us. Our faculty and experienced teaching staff care about your success, so it’s important for us that you understand how Medical Assistant School will benefit your future!

What Does A Medical Assistant Do?

Medical Assistants often act as the bridge between patients and doctors and/or nurses. They are often responsible for many patient interactions, including the following:

  • Welcoming patients and scheduling appointments and follow-up visits.
  • Recording patients’ vital signs and basic medical history.
  • Assisting doctors or nurses with the medical examination.
  • Prepare and administer injections as instructed by a physician.
  • Prepare blood samples for lab analysis.
  • Become familiar with maintaining, accessing, and analyzing electronic health records (EHRs).

How Much Can Medical Assistants Make?

The most recent salary information comes from the 2015 Bureau of Labor Statistics. The median annual wage for medical assistants was $30,590 in May 2015. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $22,040, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $43,880*.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical Assistants, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm (visited February 15, 2017).

How Long Does It Take To Become A Medical Assistant At SWS?

At SWS, we know your time is valuable. That’s why we take pride in our ability to provide small class sizes so that students get personal teacher attention. This allows us to help you get through the medical assistant classes in a timely manner.

  • For Day Classes, the Medical Assistant program takes just under 8 Months to complete.
  • For Night Classes, the Medical Assistant program takes just under 12 Months to complete.
  • For Weekend Classes, the Medical Assistant program takes just under 12 Months to complete.

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Job Opportunities

• Medical Assistant
• Lab Assistant
• Primary Care Provider
• Phlebotomist
• MHMR Aide
• Medical Secretary
• Medical Transcriber
• Home Health Aide
• Medical Records Clerk
• Insurance Clerk
• Safety Medic
• Dialysis Tech
• Veterinarian Assistant
• EKG Monitor Tech
• Unit Clerk
• Plasma Tech 1
• Medical Billing/Collections
• Medication Aide
• Medical Receptionist
• Component Processor
• Central Supply Clerk
• Plasma Technician
• Chiropractic Assistant
• Training Specialist
• Patient Care Clerk
• Paramedical Examiner
• Admitting Clerk
• Laboratory Aide
• First Aid Instructor

Graduates Testimonials

Hear what our students have to say...
  • My life has changed now that I am working as a Certified Medical Assistant
  • The teachers at Southwest are more motivated to make you who you should be and what you want to be.
  • Southwest is the best. You get in, get your education, get out, and start working right away.
  • I am Graduate of the Pharmacy Technician program at Southwest Schools. The teachers at Southwest are the best. You are not a number at Southwest, the teachers care about you and your future. Breanna F
  • I got the job that I really wanted.
  • If you want to change your life and get started in a rewarding career, I recommend that you come to Southwest Schools. They will make a difference in your life. Andrea R.
  • After graduation I got a great job and just got my first raise which allowed me to purchase my first new car. If you are looking for a school to get you started in a new career, Southwest is the place to be. Breanna F
  • Southwest has given me the opportunity to go to school, get a job, and live my dream. The Education at Southwest Schools really works and so do their Graduates. Jennifer G.
  • Thank you Southwest! That phone call that I made was the best thing that I have done in a long time. It has changed my life and allowed me to pursue a rewarding career.
  • I would recommend that someone go to Southwest if they want to change their life and get started in a rewarding career.
  • I would recommend Southwest because the programs are shorter, class sizes are small and you get the attention you need from some great instructors.

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