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Fast-track Your Medical or Dental Career in Fewer Than 10 Months

August 27, 2020
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Four great careers are within your reach with just a few months of education and training. Earn a Certificate of Completion that prepares you to step into the medical or dental office you have imagined, but without years of classes to get there.

Medical Assistant

Medical Assistants aid doctors in performing patient procedures and care, conducting diagnostic tests and using equipment, materials, and techniques within the scope of practice. Medical Assistants demonstrate critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and high professionalism.

A balance of classroom studies and hands-on experience provides great potential for Medical Assistant career success.

 

Dental Assistant

Dental Assistants provide essential dentist and patient support during office exams and procedures. Dental Assistants prepare patients for, and assist in, treatments and procedures such as fillings, crowns, and extractions, as well as dental surgeries. Dental Assistants take dental impressions and conduct preparation and clean-up for all patient treatment services.

Classes include practical experience in Dental Assistant job duties in a full-service dental office, as well as instruction in professional communication and patient care.

 

Pharmacy Technicians

Pharmacy technicians help licensed pharmacists dispense prescription medication to customers and health professionals. Responsibilities include maintaining patient profiles and prescription histories, creating prescription labels, preparing insurance claims, and maintaining accurate inventories. Professional interaction with the public requires good listening and communication skills.

Classes prepare those entering this career field to work efficiently and professionally with both staff and the public in the performance of their duties in a busy pharmacy.

 

Medical Billing and Coding

Billing and coding specialists assign appropriate diagnoses and procedure codes for patient visits and care that are used for accurate billing for those services. Patient information and treatment services are coded and categorized for insurance reimbursement. Billing and coders are the connection between healthcare providers and billing offices and must maintain accurate, accessible, and secure paper and electronic file systems.

Class instruction instills professional competencies, as well as critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills.

 

These quick-start medical and dental programs are a great way to introduce you to your career interest.  It is a short-term investment for a long-term benefit.

 

Programs are not available at all Carrington College campus locations. Visit carrington.edu/student-consumer-info/ for more information on program outcomes.

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