Allen School of Health Sciences

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For 55 years the Allen School of Health Sciences has been helping people just like you train for a career in healthcare. We use our strength and competitive edge in healthcare career training to make YOU our next success story! We stick with healthcare because it’s what we know, and we’re good at it. We hold the tools you need to complete your education FAST.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health care job opportunities are on the rise. This is why Allen School of Health Sciences partners with thousands of clinics and medical facilities across the country. Employers are on the lookout for dedicated individuals – just like you – to fill these in-demand positions.

With Allen School of Health Sciences, you can:

  • Join a school with 55 years of specialty training in the field of healthcare
  • Learn from faculty comprised of real industry professionals
  • Take advantage of extensive Career Services assistance
  • Take advantage of Financial Aid if you qualify

Allen School of Health Sciences is licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education, the New York State Education Department, and nationally accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education.

Programs Available at Allen School of Health Sciences:

    Medical Assistant - Certificate

    About The Medical Assistant Healthcare Training Program

    The Medical Assistant program, prepares you to play an essential role in the day-to-day functions of healthcare offices of all types and sizes. Working under the direct supervision of a doctor or licensed healthcare provider, typically Medical Assistants are needed in medical offices, diagnostic screening facilities, colleges and universities, outpatient plastic surgery centers, and physical rehabilitation practices.

    The medical curriculum and skills you will learn through the Medical Assistant Program at The Allen School of Health Sciences include:

    • Computer literacy, including keyboarding and word processing Composing professional business letters and memos.
    • Administrative skills such as front office operations, telephone skills, appointment scheduling, medical records management, and patient billing practices.
    • Overview of the healthcare system and understanding of healthcare insurance programs
    • Understanding the structure and basic functions of the human body as well as common illness and disorders.
    • Measuring vital signs (blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respiration), and preparing patients for examinations
    • Obtaining electrocardiograms (EKG)
    • Performing phlebotomy (blood drawing) basic urinalysis, and waived laboratory tests
    • Effective communication and developing good patient relations.
    • Medical law and ethics as it pertains to the scope of practice for a Medical Assistant.
    • Beginning a successful medical assistant career by creating a professional resume and examining effective interview techniques.

    What Does A Medical Assistant Do?

    The general answer is anything and everything a doctor or healthcare professional needs or asks for. While the duties for a Medical Assistant are vast and varied, typically those duties include:

    • Updating and managing patient medical records
    • Verifying insurance coverage
    • Authorizing specialist referrals
    • Scheduling appointments
    • Assisting with minor office surgery and caring for surgical instruments
    • Managing the medical supply inventory
    • Drawing blood and performing waived lab tests
    • Preparing patients for the physician and assisting with examinations
    • Performing electrocardiography

    Ability to perform certain tasks may be limited by rules and regulations in your state.

    Career Outlook For Medical Assistants

    • New York is among the states with the highest employment levels for Medical Assistants*
    • Annual job openings for Medical Assistant are expected to grow by up to 23% in New York state from 2014 to 2024**
    • Aging Population will continue to increase the need for medical professionals through 2022***
    • Arizona is the top state with the highest concentration of jobs for Medical Assistants*
    • Employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 23% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.**
    • Aging Population will continue to increase the need for medical professionals through 2022***

Allen School of Health Sciences Campus:

  • Brooklyn

    Located within walking distance of Columbus Park in Downtown Brooklyn, NY, the Brooklyn Campus of Allen School offers accelerated certification programs in Medical Assisting and Nursing Assisting that provide all of the knowledge and training necessary to become a successful professional in some of the most sought after fields in the Allied Health Industry. With over 50 years of experience training professionals in the Allied Health Industry, our hands-on training and dedication to our students’ success is second to none.

    Here are just a few of the benefits of receiving an education at Allen School – Brooklyn Campus

    • Learn the medical skills needed to succeed in a competitive field, with programs tailored to meet the needs of the industry
    • Complete your training in half the time of other schools via our accelerated certificate program
    • Receive a high level of support and supervision from Allen School instructors, specialists in the healthcare industry
    • Benefit from national career service assistance

    Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

    Allen School is licensed by the New York State Department of education and nationally accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education

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