Career Point College prepares students for new jobs and careers in a variety of fields including Medical, Legal, Business and Computers. The school has campuses in San Antonio Texas and Tulsa Oklahoma. Most diploma degrees can be completed in as few as 8 months, Associate degrees in as little as 15 months, and Bachelor degrees in 18 months (with AAS first). All courses are career-focused and students are provided with opportunities for hands-on training. Courses are designed to fit around students' busy lives and schedules and they have frequent start dates at various times throughout the day.
Duties for an AAS in Medical Assistant graduate vary according to what is allowed by state law. Some common tasks include taking medical histories and recording vital signs, explaining treatment procedures to patients, preparing patients for examinations, and assisting physicians during examinations.
Medical Assistants collect and prepare laboratory specimens and sometimes perform basic laboratory tests on the premises, dispose of contaminated supplies, and sterilize medical instruments. They might instruct patients about medications and special diets, prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician, authorize drug refills as directed, telephone prescriptions to a local pharmacy, draw blood, prepare patients for x-rays, take electrocardiograms, remove sutures, and change dressings.