NE State launches Certified Clinical Medical Assistant program

Northeast State’s Workforce Solutions is launching a new 12-week Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) program starting Aug. 31, 2017.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in this field is projected to grow more than 20 percent through 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. Duties vary with the location, specialty, and size of the practice. Typical tasks include:

  • Recording patient history and personal information
  • Measuring vital signs, such as blood pressure
  • Assisting with patient examinations
  • Giving injections or medications as directed by the physician
  • Scheduling patient appointments
  • Preparing blood samples for laboratory tests
  • Entering patient information into medical records

Classes are scheduled on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Regional Center for Health Professions, 300 W. Main St. in Kingsport.

Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks.

Individuals interested in starting a medical field career in the medical field or those looking to develop skills may benefit from this program. The program fee includes the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant exam. NHA phlebotomy and electrocardiogram (EKG) technician certifications are prerequisites for the course.

Fee for the course is $1,055. A registration meeting is scheduled for Aug. 10 to ensure all required paperwork has been submitted. An appointment is required.

For more information and how to register for this class, contact Rebecca Moody with Workforce Solutions at 423.354.5353 or


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