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Medical Assisting Program

As the demand for healthcare services continues to grow, physicians and other healthcare providers are in need of skilled and compassionate medical assistants to keep their practices running smoothly. 

Medical Assistants are an important part of the daily operations in doctor's offices and other healthcare facilities. Medical Assistants greet patients, prepare them for exams and perform routine clinical tasks like taking patient history, collecting vital signs, and more. They also often help with the administrative tasks of running an office: Answering phones, making appointments, computer and paperwork.

As a graduate of PTC’s Medical Assisting diploma program, you’ll be prepared to start a successful career providing direct patient care that has a positive and memorable impact on patients and their well-being.

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Career Information

The medical assistant must have good communication skills, like people, want work variety, be accurate in work performance and be able to be trusted with confidential information. Medical assisting is an exciting and rapidly expanding health care profession. 

Duties could include:

 

  • Scheduling patients

  • Preparing medical records

  • Handling telephone calls

 

  • Basic clerical functions

  • Managing finances

  • Performing first aid

 

  • Collecting specimens

  • Performing selected tests

  • Administering medication


For more information about careers, visit Career Onestop for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Piedmont Technical College's Career Tracks page for more in-depth information about this program. For national career information, visit Virtual Career Network.

Employers of Piedmont Technical College Alumni include:

 

  • Carolina Health Centers

  • Carolina Medical Weight Management

  • Carolinas Medical Center

  • Cecil Y. Brown, MD Family Practice

  • Digestive Disease Group

  • Dr. Cecil Brown

  • Dr. McGinnis

  • Family Health Care Center

  • Family Physicians of Greenwood

  • Family Medicine Centers

  • Greenwood Eye Clinic

  • Greenwood Genetic Center

  • Greenwood Internal Medicine

 

 

  • Greenwood Urological

  • Lakelands Orthopaedic Clinic

  • Pathology Services Associates, LLC

  • Piedmont Health Group

  • Piedmont Internal Medicine

  • Piedmont Plastic Surgery

  • Savannah Lakes Medical Center

  • Self Regional Healthcare

  • The Children's Clinic

  • Tower Pointe Medical Center

  • Uptown Family Practice

  • White Oak Manor