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How To Choose A Medical Assistant Program

June 8, 2015

At First Institute, we want you to be as informed as possible when it comes to choosing the right career training institution. There are many factors that can weigh on your decision. We’ve compiled a short list of questions you should be considering as you search for your career training destination – along with our First Institute solution!

Is this a certificate, diploma, or degree program?

Our Medical Assistant program awards certificates to graduates. Accredited by ACCET, our quality health care programs can help prepare you for the entry-level medical assistant position you need. First Institute has approval to operate by the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

Is financial aid available?

At First Institute, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to further their education and we are committed to making financial aid available to those who qualify. Our programs qualify for federal loans and grants, and we can work with you to determine your eligibility.

Grants, loans and scholarships are available to both qualified current students and high school graduates who enroll at First Institute.

Learn more about the financial aid options available through First Institute!

What types of classes will I be taking?

Our course curriculum is structured to provide the training, skills and industry knowledge needed to be successful as a medical assistant. At First Institute, the Medical Assistant program includes courses in:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Clinical Procedures
  • Computer Billing
  • Laboratory Procedures
  • Medical Insurance Billing & Coding
  • Medical Law & Ethic
  • Medical Office Procedures
  • Medical Terminology
  • Work Study

Does the Medical Assistant program offer any type of clinical training?

Upon completion of your classroom training, First Institute provides a Work Study course in a medical setting outside the classroom, which can provide valuable hands-on experience in a real-world setting.

Have more questions? We’ll do our best to cover everything you want to know about the Medical Assistant program at First Institute.