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Medical Assistant With Limited Radiology

CCI's MA with Limited Radiology Program:
Combining Medical Assisting with Radiology Puts You on a Fast Track to Career Success

CCI’s newest program offering combines the hands-on acumen of radiology with the well-rounded know-how of allied health professionals. You’ll get the best of both worlds – sure to be a sought-after mix of skills to potential employers.

Both fields are burgeoning with the healthcare field, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Best of all, CCI’s accelerated program means you’ll be on your way the fast track to success!

Upon completion of this unique CCI program, you can seek a rewarding career as limited-scope radiologic technologist, having earned a Certificate of Completion in Medical Assistant with Limited Radiology.

Students of the Medical Assistant program attend hybrid online/in-person classes in the form of on-campus lectures and labs paired with online course material, providing the best of both approaches. 

The program is designed to allow students to take care of bookwork at their own pace. In-person classes (held one to two times per week) serve a dual purpose: 

  • to give students an opportunity to see how to perform care skills and procedures in a classroom setting 
  • to fulfill state clinical requirements for completion of a medical assistant certification program 
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Some students can feel uncertain about finding employment after the final certification examination. To better prepare students for success, CCI requires that all Medical Assistant training program candidates participate in an externship to graduate. 

Externships give students the opportunity to work side-by-side with other health care professionals, including medical assistants, nurses, and physician’s assistants.  

This hands-on experience in the healthcare field eases the transition to full-time employment as a Certified Medical Assistant. As an added benefit, some students may be offered a permanent position with the medical facility after the completion of a successful externship. 

Classes Needed to Complete the Medical Assistance with Radiology Program

In addition to the hands-on skills you’ll attain in learning how to prepare, take and process X-Rays, a comprehensive assortment of related classes, from math to anatomy to the English-like Medical Terminology I class, will ready you as a prime candidate for the radiology profession.

Here’s a quick look at your courses:

  • Allied Health Math
  • Medical Terminology I
  • Anatomy & Physiology I
  • Basic Pharmacology
  • Radiation Biology & Protection
  • Intro to Radiography & Patient Care
  • Radiographic Math
  • Positioning Techniques
  • Radiographic & Digital
  • Image Production
  • Clinical Procedures & Lab I
  • Clinical Procedures & Lab II
  • Radiographic Core Review
  • EKG – Introduction
  • Phlebotomy
  • CPR/BLS
  • Career Development
  • Externship

Your Life After Classes: A Hands-On Externship

Before your career begins, you’ll need the valuable hands-on experience at a at a local medical office, imaging center, or clinic that only an externship can provide. During this one-of-a-kind time, you will utilize the knowledge and demonstrate skills learned in the classroom and laboratory, and also learn the on-the-job expertise as a working clinical X-ray technologist. This mastery includes:

• Positioning X-ray equipment and adjusting controls to set exposure factors, such as time and distance
• Performing routine diagnostic testing, administering medication, performing venipuncture and EKG
• Explaining procedures to patients to reduce anxieties and obtain cooperation

In addition to the real-world radiology skills you’ll learn at your externship, the CCI Training Center will help you out with concrete job-hunting skills, like interviewing skills, resume assistance and networking!

Interested in more of CCI’s medical/academic offerings? View our complete catalog.

What Careers Can I Look Forward to in Radiology?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, around 254,000 radiology jobs will be available each year until 2030, with the median pay for this type of work hovering around $62,000 per year – not bad for a job only requiring an associate’s degree, in many cases.

Typically, radiologists work in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. In general, they use medical imaging to treat and diagnose patients for a variety of diseases and conditions, although there are a myriad of options that make job descriptions vary.

Meanwhile, numerous high-paying options are available to those in radiology. Indeed.com recently listed out the top paying careers for radiologists, including:

  • MRI Technologist
  • Sonographer
  • Radiation Therapist
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist
  • Cardiovascular Technologist 
  • Subspecialties such as:
    • Pediatric
    • Musculoskeletal
    • Genitourinary
    • Neuroradiology
    • Interventional
    • Radiation Oncology

Start Your New Career as a Medical Assistant

Ready to get started on your path to a new career? Click “Apply Online” below to start the enrollment application process and move one step closer to medical assistant certification.

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