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
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.
“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