As the need for medical staff rises, Medical Assistants are in higher demand. When you train at Hamilton Tech, you will experience both the administrative and clinical areas of the medical environment. These two skills along with an externship, will prepare you for your chosen career in healthcare.
*with no interruption in training
The Medical Assistant is trained to work with and under the direction of a physician in patient care and in administrative aspects of the physician's office or other medical settings. You will also learn clinical techniques including examining room procedures, obtaining vital signs and medical histories, performing routine laboratory procedures, sterilizing and maintaining equipment, and the proper techniques for administering medications. Upon completion of the program you should be prepared to work in entry-level positions in a physician's office, clinic, or other medical settings.
A graduate of the Medical Assisting Program will have a variety of job possibilities open to him or her. Examples of career-related jobs include, but are not limited to:
Required Immunizations and TB Testing for Students at Hamilton Technical College.
Required ImmunizationsMeasles live-virus vaccine
Students born during or after 1957 are required to have two doses of live measles vaccine given 1 month apart, or serologic evidence of immunity.
Persons vaccinated during 1963-1967 with a killed measles vaccine alone, killed vaccine followed by live vaccine, or with a vaccine of unknown type should be re-vaccinated with 2 doses of live measles virus vaccine.
Mumps live virus-vaccine
Students born during or after 1957 are required to have two doses of live mumps virus vaccine, given 28 days apart, or documentation from a physician of physician-diagnosed mumps, or serologic evidence of immunity. Because birth before 1957 is only presumptive evidence of immunity, Hamilton Technical College will require one dose of mumps virus vaccine for unvaccinated students born before 1957 who do not have evidence of mumps immunity.
Rubella live-virus vaccine
One dose is required for students who do not have documentation of having received live vaccine on or after their first birthday or laboratory evidence of immunity.
Hepatitis B vaccine
Two doses of hepatitis B vaccine 1 to 2 months apart with a third dose given 5 to 6 months after the first dose is required for students at risk for exposure to blood or body fluids. A waiver must be signed by those students refusing vaccination if they are students at risk for exposure to blood or body fluids. Students that have had the hepatitis B vaccination and do not have documentation will need to a titer drawn. If the hepatitis B vaccine was not given in the required time frame, a titer will be needed.
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis vaccine (Tdap)
One dose of the Tdap vaccine is required. (Good for 10 years)
Varicella Zoster live-virus vaccine
Students must have at least one of the following
Baseline TB testing for M. Tuberculosis infection is required for all students. A two-step TB skin test, or the QuantiFERON-TB Gold test (QFT-G) will be acceptable. TB testing must have been done within 12 months of the student's clinicals.
Seasonal influenza vaccination annually.