What is a Medical Assistant?
If you have a caring manner and the desire to work with patients, then medical assisting may be
the ideal career for you. Medical assistants help care for patients and perform clinical and
administrative tasks in offices of physicians, chiropractors, and hospitals.
BIR’s Medical Assisting Program includes comprehensive training in clinical and administrative
duties, provides externships with doctors and hospitals, incorporates industry certifications and
provides career development assistance. The clinical portion includes EKG, pharmacology, phlebotomy,
routine and emergency medical procedures and treatments, as well as CPR. The administrative portion
coverss training in insurance claim preparation and submission, health information management, patient
account management, and medical software.
BIR Training Center offers externship placements to students in our Medical Assisting Program. These
opportunities allow students to gain over 150 hours of hands-on experience in a medical setting.
Students in the externship work in a medical facility under supervision of licensed medical
professionals, including physicians and nurses.
Industry Certification Preparation
- Certified EKG Technician (NHA*)
- Certified Phlebotomy Technician (NHA*)
- Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (NHA*)
- CPR Certification from the American Heart Association
BIR Training Center is an NHA approved training and national certification testing site.
Other Certification Preparation
- Registered Medical Assistant (Program Completion)
- Certified Medical Assistant (Program Completion)
Careers in Medical Assisting
There has never been a better time to enter the medical field. As the medical industry continues to
grow, so does employment for medical assistants in general and specialized practices, phlebotomy labs.
You don’t need a prior medical background to be trained in this high demand, high growth occupation.
As a result of BIR’s comprehensive training, medical externships, and national certification
preparation, a vast majority of BIR students are able to quickly find rewarding jobs upon graduation.