The State Medical Board Ofio does not license medical assistants who work under the licensed professionals in the state. However they have discussed several questions regarding this delegation of duties. Recognizing their increasing role inil healthcare they have created a table showing the various job titles they will carry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, new careers as a medical assistant are increasing at a rate three times the rate for other jobs on the average.
Beginning the process of becoming a medical assistants starts with finding an academic setting to get the basics and practice the necessary protocols. The three national federations of medical assistants have separate requirements. The title certified medical assistant is awarded by the American Association of Medical Assistant (AAMA) while the title registered is given by the American Medical Technologists (AMT). Both of these groups are recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA). Look for this recognition when you are choosing the program that will prepare you as a medical assistant.
Most Ohio curriculums are accepted by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) recognises the programs at Akron Institute of Herzing University in Akron, American School of Technology in Columbus, Apollo Career Center in Lima, Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center in Ashland, Belmont College in Saint Clairsville, Bradford School in Columbus, Bryant & Stratton College in Akron, Cleveland,Eastlake and Parma, Canton City Schools in Canton, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College in Cincinnati, Columbus State Community College in Columbus, Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Davis College in Toledo, Eastern Gateway Community College in Steubenville, Edison Community College in Piqua, Ehove Career Center in Milan, Fairfield Career Center (EVSD) in Carroll, Harrison College in Columbus, Hocking College in Nelsonville, Jefferson Community and Technical College in Steubenville.
Kaplan College in Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton and Sheffield Village, Knox County Career Center in Mount Vernon, Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, Lorain County Community College in Elyria, Lorain County Joint Vocational School in Oberlin, Mahoning County Career & Technical Center in Canfield, Marion Technical College in Marion, Medina County Career Center in Medina, Miami Jacobs Career College in Dayton, Miami Valley Career Technology Center in Clayton, National College in Cincinnati, Kettering, Stow and Youngstown, Northwest State Community College in Archbold, Ohio Business College in Columbus, Sandusky, Sheffield Village, and Elyria, Ohio University in Lancaster, Ohio Valley College of Technology in East Liverpool, Owens Community College in Findlay, Toledo, Pickaway Ross Joint Vocational School in Chillicothe, Portage Lakes Career Center in Green, Uniontown, Rhodes State College in Lima, Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Southern State Community College in Hillsboro, Washington Court House, Stark State College of Technology in Canton, Stautzenberger College in Maumee and Toledo, Trumbull Career and Technical Center in Warren, University of Akron in Akron, University of Cincinnati-Clermont College in Batavia, University of Cincinnati-Raymond Walters College in Cincinnati, University of Northwesternio in Lima, Washington County Career Center in Marietta, Wayne County Community College District in Smithville, Youngstown State University in Youngstown, and Zane State College in Zanesville,
The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) recognizes Herzing University in Akron and Toledo, Carnegie Institute of Integrative Medicine and Massotherapy in Suffield, Professional Skills Institute in Toledo, Sanford-Brown College in Middleburg Heights, Ross University in Cincinnati, Dayton, Niles, Ontario, and Sylvania, Professional Skills Institute in Maumee.
Both of these organizations have approved of Fortis College in Centerville, Cincinnati and Westerville. Countless other institutions are available throughout the state that have yet to apply for these credentials: Beckfield College in Tri-County in Cincinnati, Brown Mackie College in Akron, Cincinnati, Findlay and North Canton, Daymar College in Chillicothe, Jackson, Lancaster, and New Boston, Everest Institute in Gahanna, Heritage College in Columbus,Kaplan Career Institute in Cleveland, South University in Cleveland, Antonelli College in Cincinnati, Butler Tech in Hamilton, Columbus City Schools-Adult and Community Education in Columbus, Gallipolis Career College in Gallipolis, Northcoast Medical Training Academy in Kent, The Cleveland Institute of Dental – Medical Assistants Inc. in Cleveland and Mentor, Vatterott Educational Centers in Broadview Heights, and the ITT Technical Institutes in Hilliard.
Remember, only your careful planning will ensure successful employment in this emerging career. While this summary focuses on getting your training at a traditional school, take a look at the increasing number of schools across the country that are developing online programs to prepare you as a medical assistant.
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