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Medical Assisting with Limited X-Ray – Diploma

The Medical Assisting Diploma Program is designed to prepare graduates for an entry-level position in a physician’s office or medical clinic. The program emphasizes the development of clinical skills to train our students for positions such as Medical Assisting, Medical Receptionist and Health Plan Coordinator.

Our students learn in the classroom as well as in the laboratory which simulates the facilities, equipment and records both in both the clinical and administrative areas of medical centers. This gives the student hands-on experience that is essential to building confidence as a medical professional.

In addition to classroom and lab instruction, students enroll and complete an externship where they experience a first-hand, working environment they are preparing to enter. The 180-hour externship presents students with the opportunity to become familiar with the medical work space while under the guidance of a supervisor.

Limited X-Ray Training

Students may also choose to add x-ray training to their credentials. This additional program emphasizes the development of x-ray skills regarding the head, spine, chest and upper and lower extremities. Safety measures, positioning techniques and film assessment are also covered.

The addition of Limited X-ray provides graduates with a diversified skill set opening up additional job opportunities in a growing field. Limited X-Ray technology courses are offered at the Wilsonville-Health Career Institute and Springfield campuses.

 

John McKey“Pioneer Pacific was the right choice. My teachers are great and I've learned a whole lot. I'm looking to work in a VA Hospital because there's one in every major city and I could transfer to be closer to my family.“John McKey, Medical Assisting with Limited X-ray Alumni

Medical Assisting Program Details

Medical Assisting Certification

Students that successfully complete the Medical Assisting Program are eligible to take the National Certified Medical Assisting (NCMA) exam which is given through the National Centers for Competency Testing (NCCT).

X-Ray Licensing

Licensure is required in order to become an X-Ray Technician in Oregon and many other states. Graduates of Pioneer Pacific’s Limited X-Ray program earn eligibility to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist’s (ARRT) Limited Scope exam in order to receive limited licensing through the Oregon Board of Medical Imaging (OBMI). Applicants are encouraged to contact the OBMI if they have been convicted of or plead guilty to a felony or misdemeanor as this may affect their eligibility for licensing. Students will also be required to pass a criminal background check and may be required to pass a drug screen in order to become employed in the field.

How long will it take me to complete this program?

The program is designed to take 60 academic weeks to complete. 93% of graduates from this program finished in this time.

What are the chances of getting a job when I graduate?

The job placement rate for students who completed this program in 2014-2015 is 93%.

Methodology

Locations offering Medical Assisting

Possible completion

  • 60 academic weeks

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Cost, Financing and Success for Medical Assisting with Limited X-Ray – Diploma

Typical Jobs

Medical Assistant
Phlebotomist
Assistant Manager
Donor Processor
Lab Assistant
X-ray Technician

Clinical Skills

  • BLS CPR Certified
  • Patient Charting & History
  • Vitals
  • Minor Surgery Assisting and Prep
  • First Aid/Emergency Response
  • Pharmaceutical calculations
  • Eye Examinations

Lab Skills

  • Blood Draws / Phlebotomy
  • Urinalysis
  • Cultures
  • Pregnancy Tests
  • EKG
  • Nebulizer
  • ABO Blood Typing
  • Injections
  • Externship

Administrative Skills

  • Appointments
  • Filing/Typing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Insurance Form Preparation
  • Medical Transcription
  • HIPAA Certification
  • Medical Terminology

Medical Assisting with Limited X-Ray Program Cost & Financing

How much will this program cost me?

  • Tuition and fees: $22,700
  • Books and supplies: $0
  • On-campus room & board: not offered

What’s included?

The cost of certain required books, tools and supplies is included in the lab fee. Once issued, these items become the property of the student and the lab fee cannot be refunded. Other fees may apply. Some books become the property of the student and others are loaned for the term(s) for which they are needed. All loaned books must be returned in good condition at the end of each term. Students who graduate or withdraw must return all books within one week, or the appropriate replacement charge will be made against the student’s account.

What are my financing options?

In addition to any grant and scholarship aid for which they are eligible, 87.04% of graduates used loans to finance their education.

The median debt for program graduates:

  • Federal loans: $19,890
  • Private education loans: $0
  • Institution cust-info plan: $0

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Discover if Medical Assisting is the right career for you by calling one of our helpful Admissions Officers at 1-866-772-4636 or contact us online and we’ll get in touch to further discuss your interests in a medical career.

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