Medical assistants are described as "multi-skilled allied health professionals specifically trained to work in ambulatory settings, such as physicians' offices, clinics and group practices, performing administrative and clinical procedures." Specific duties and responsibilities vary from office to office, depending on location, size and specialty.
Possible administrative duties:
Possible clinical duties:
Medical assisting is one of the fastest-growing careers in the health care industry. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states that "employment is expected to grow by 23 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations."
Wake Tech has established articulation agreements with four-year colleges and universities where graduates of its programs, including Medical Assisting Associate Degree, can transfer.
Medical Assisting students and prospective students should always contact the transfer admissions office of the colleges and universities they are interested in to ensure that they have the most up-to-date information on transfer requirements and opportunities.
Wake Tech accepts course credits from other colleges or schools accredited by regional accrediting agencies whenever the grade is "C" or higher. The course must be equivalent in content and credit hours to the Wake Tech course, and subject matter for which credit is sought must clearly correlate with the courses currently required within the Medical Assisting curriculum.
Transfer credit or Advanced Placement test credit may or may not be applied toward specific program requirements for graduation.
Courses with a BIO prefix completed more than five years ago and courses with a MED prefix or with medical assisting core content completed more over three years ago will not be accepted for transfer credit. Courses that are sequential must have been taken at the same institution in order to be awarded transfer credit.
The department head and the dean of Heath Sciences will review transcripts from accredited institutions and recommend or deny credit according to the above requirements.
No credit is awarded for experiential learning.
The following will be required as part of the transfer/Advanced Placement procedures:
The department head reserves the right to contact the former program to verify the accuracy of the information provided prior to making a decision regarding acceptance.