Associates Degree in Medical Assisting + X-Ray Tech

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Medical Assisting with Limited X-Ray – Associate Degree Program

We are currently not enrolling in this program. However, we are still offering our Medical Assisting Associate Degree Program option and our Radiologic Technology Associate of Applied Science program— talk with an Admissions Officer to see which healthcare program is right for you.

Students that graduate from our Medical Assisting Program are trained for entry-level positions in physicians’ offices and medical clinics.

The program is intended to develop clinical skills that train students for positions as Medical Assistants, Medical Receptionists, and Health Plan Coordinators.

Medical Assisting students learn in the classroom as well as the laboratory which simulates the typical facilities and equipment found in clinical and administrative areas of ambulatory care centers and physician’s offices.

Students will also receive direct experience though a 180 hour externship. With supervised guidance, this externship helps students become familiar with the working environments that they are likely to experience in the medical field.

Limited X-Ray Training

X-Ray technology allows licensed professionals to look at the structure and shape of bones. X-Ray offers a fundamental view to the inside of the human body and to assist in the diagnosis of diseases, conditions, or injuries. Due to increasing job prospects, more and more people are choosing to become X-Ray technicians. X-Ray techs specialize in producing radiographs of various parts of a patient’s body for analysis by a doctor or radiologist.

Students may 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 X-Ray component of this program is taught at the Health Career Institute in Wilsonville or at the Springfield, Oregon location.

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

Graduates of the Medical Assisting program are eligible to take the American Medical Technologist (AMT) exam for Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) which is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Graduates are eligible to take the National Certified Medical Assisting (NCMA) exam given through the National Centers for Competency Testing (NCCT). Individuals who have been found guilty of or plead guilty to a felony may not be eligible to sit for the RMA or NCMA certifications. Students will be required to pass a criminal background check, pass drug screens and complete certain vaccines prior to externship and employment in the Medical Assisting field. Applicants to the program are encouraged to discuss any health issues with an admission officer.

Medical Assisting Certification

Students are eligible to take the National Certified Medical Assisting (NCMA) exam given through the National Centers for Competency Testing (NCCT) upon successful completion of the program.

X Ray Licensing

Licensure is required in order to become an X-Ray Technician in Oregon and many other states. Graduates of limited X-Ray are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist’s (ARRT) Limited Scope exam in order to obtain 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 in order to see how this may affect their eligibility for licensing. Students will 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 80 academic weeks to complete. Methodology

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Possible completion

  • 90 academic weeks

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Typical Jobs

Medical Assistant Phlebotomist Assistant Manager Donor Processor Lab Assistant Medical Records Technician Patient Coordinator Medical Receptionist Front Office 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

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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. Get Started