Which medical assisting specialty is right for you?


In such a broadly defined career field as medical assisting, there are many paths you can take after graduating with a diploma from a career-training college. Whether you’re ready to treat patients, or you’re a behind-the-scenes type of person, there’s a career for you in medical assisting.



Clinical Medical Assistant

When you think of medical assisting, this is what probably comes to mind. Clinical medical assistants work closely with doctors and patients to ensure clinics and hospitals run smoothly. They perform tasks like preparing patients for medical examinations, documenting vitals and medical histories, and even perform minor procedures. If you want to be in the thick of the action, this is the right track for you!

Administrative Medical Assistant

Are you a great communicator with attention to detail? Administrative medical assistants take on the more clerical duties in a medical facility, including scheduling appointments, maintaining records and communicating with patients. If you have a knack for keeping things organized and on-schedule, you may be a perfect candidate for administrative medical assisting.

Specialized Medical Assistant

With so many subfields in healthcare, there’s bound to be a specialization you’ll be passionate about. From family medicine to geriatrics, OB/GYN, pediatrics and more, choosing a specialization can be difficult, but exciting. The specific tasks of a specialized medical assistant vary depending on their specialization, but after obtaining a diploma in medical assisting from an accredited career-training college, you’ll be confident and ready to take on anything.

Training to become a medical assistant can take as little as 15 months through IBMC College, and it can prepare you for a lifetime of stability and security. Gain the skills and confidence to take on any career in medical assisting. Visit ibmc.edu or call 1-800-NEW-CAREER for more information, and to start your training at IBMC College in Longmont, Greeley or Fort Collins.