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Medical Assistant

Merit Training Institute • South | Central Jersey | Philadelphia, NJ

Posted 9 days ago

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Travel - None
Degree - High School
Healthcare - Health Services, Banking - Financial Services, Retail
Admin - Clerical, Health Care, Customer Service


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Job Description

Welcome to Merit Training Institute!

Don't wait another day to get the IN DEMAND skills you need to become employed!  Contact us today at 609.386.6400 or visit our website:

Do you love your job? … Are you ready for a change?  Or are you unemployed?

Thinking of getting certified and taking your career to the next level?

An 'In Demand' career in Medical Assisting may be the perfect profession for you!

According to the US Department of Labor, “employment of medical assistants is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations, ranking medical assistants among the fastest growing occupations."

You may be qualified for free training through various government agencies.  Some of them include Unemployment, DVR, Welfare, Veteran's Administration, Trade Act and others. Visit our website or contact us at 609.386.6400 to learn more.

Clinical Medical Assistants have various duties depending on the size and specialty of the medical facility.  Some common tasks include: taking medical histories, recording vital signs and assisting physicians during examinations. They are often relied upon to collect and prepare laboratory specimens, draw blood, take electrocardiograms, change dressings, assist with minor office surgeries and so much more. This course prepares you to enter positions as Clinical Medical Assistant, Patient Care Technicians, Phlebotomist, and EKG professionals. Students do not require previous medical experience to enroll. Students will graduate well prepared to pass multiple national exams, and enter the ‘in demand’ and growing Medical Field!

Medical Assistants and Patient Care Technicians can generally expect to earn between $25,000 - $37,000+ per year to start, depending on the certifications held and experience.  No prior medical experience is needed!

Upon graduation, you will be eligible for 5 national certification exams

  • National Healthcareer Association's (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
  • National Healthcareer Association's (NHA) Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT)
  • National Healthcareer Association's (NHA) Certified EKG Technician (CET)
  • National Healthcareer Association's (NHA) Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)
  • National Healthcareer Association's (NHA) Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS)

Upcoming Classes:

Morning Session - 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Monday - Friday 

February 19, 2018 – April 27, 2018
April 30, 2018 - July 6, 2018
July 9, 2018 - September 14, 2018
September 17, 2018 - November 21, 2018
November 26, 2018 -  February 8, 2019


Afternoon Session - 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday 

March 26, 2018 - June 1, 2018
June 4, 2018 - August 10, 2018
August 13, 2018 - October 19, 2018
October 22, 2018 - January 4, 2019

At completion of the course, a dedicated Lifetime Career Placement team is available to you to assist you with obtaining employment.  An optional FREE externship is also available to graduates.

In addition to the course work and national certifications available, Merit is able to offer its graduates the opportunity to take their Merit training and in turn receive college credits towards their continuing education in the medical field.

Burlington County College has authorized us to offer the following:

Upon successful completion of Merit's Applied Clinical Medical Assistant with EHR/EMR program and passing a certification exam, graduates are eligible to be awarded 14 college credits towards their Health Sciences Associate of Applied Science degree. The degree requires 62 credits; therefore, Merit graduates with 14 credits already earned are starting with 20% of the degree work already completed. This is yet another example of our commitment to providing not just education, but opportunities to use that education to its fullest.

Medical Assisting/Patient Care Tech programs are an in demand occupation and training may be paid for with assistance from various government agencies.  Merit Training Institute also accepts Visa, MasterCard & Discover Cards and has a loan program available.  This program teaches to the secondary level, well prepares you to pass multiple national exams and enter the ‘in demand’, growing Medical Field!

This course will utilize lecture, computer and hands on learning/demonstration.  Classroom’s overhead projector and computers computer will be utilized, along with dry erase boards.  Medical office equipment including blood pressure monitors, an EKG machine, and laboratory supplies.

Main subjects covered include: Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy/Venipuncture and Electronic Health Records (EHR/EMR). Students will learn how to take a patient’s blood pressure, vital signs, physical examinations, first aid, clinical procedures, urinalysis and perform CPR. Students will also learn how to perform EKG’s, draw blood, how to inject medications and diabetic testing. Areas of study include medicine, hematology, sterilization, disinfection, laboratory, microbiology, radiology, asepsis, diseases, arrhythmias, pharmacology, medication/drugs, and IV therapy.

The Medical Office component of the program covers personal medical records (PMR), record keeping, OSHA and HIPAA Regulations. Software covered includes Medisoft Billing Software and EHR Software. The course also covers medical terminology (prefixes, suffixes, body systems, abbreviations and root words), anatomy and physiology (A&P) through all body systems. Additionally, law, ethics, and privacy are covered.

The most up-to-date training available for work in the Medical Assistant and Patient Care Tech field! 

Contact us at (609) 386-6400 for more information on our programs or to help you locate financial assistance in your region. 

ALSO OFFERING (More information can be found on our website 
Medical Billing, Insurance and CPC Coding w/EHR & ICD-10
Accounting & QuickBooks 2015 with Microsoft Office 2010
2010 Microsoft Office Specialist
Certified Nurses Aid/Assistant (CNA)
Seminars on a variety of subjects, including ICD-10, Medical Billing, E&M and more!

Learn the computer skills you need to gain employment in today's computer driven workforce!

Visit our website at: for additional information on our courses, instructors and facility.


Merit Training Institute - Because Your Career Merits the Best! 
Ensure your future by enrolling today!

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