The Texas department of State Health Services has a Professional Licensing and Certification Unit to cover 26 different practices and professions. Those who practice medicine must register with the Texas Medical Board is the state agency charged with keeping Texas patients safe through the licensure and regulation of Texas physicians. Neither of these entities mention medical assistants who work under the supervision of these licensed personnel. 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.
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). The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) recognises the programs at Career Centers of Texas in El Paso, Cisco College in Abilene and Cisco, College of the Mainland in League City, Dallas County Community College District in Dallas, El Paso Community College in El Paso, Everest College in Arlington (Mid Cities), Dallas and Ft. Worth South, Hallmark College of Technology in San Antonio, Houston Community College in Houston, Richland College in Dallas, San Antonio College in San Antonio, San Jacinto College in Houston, Texas School of Business in Friendswood, Houston (East), Houston (North), Houston (Southwest), Texas State Technical College-Harlingen in Harlingen and Westwood College in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston.
The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) recognizes programs in these institutions: The Academy of Health Care Professions in Austin, Houston and San Antonio, College of Health Care Professions has campuses in several locations Concorde Career College in Arlington, Dallas and San Antonio, Fortis Institute in Grand Prairie, Lone Star College System – Cyfair in Cypress, Lone Star College System – North Harris in Houston, Northeast Texas Community College in Mount Pleasant, Pima Medical Institute in Houston, Sanford-Brown College in Dallas, Houston, Northloop and San Antonio, Southwest Career College in El Paso, and Valley Grande Institute for Academic Studies in Weslaco.
Both of these accrediting agencies that are recognized by the American Medical Association respect the program offered at Vista College in El Paso.
Countless other institutions are available throughout the state that have yet to apply for these credentials: Anthem College in Irving, Arlington Career Institute in Grand Prairie, Blue Cliff College in Shreveport, Brown Mackie College in Dallas/Ft. Worth and San Antonio, Career Point College/Institute in Balcones Heights and Pettus, Everest Institute in Austin, Bissonet, Greenspoint, Hobby and San Antonio, Iverson Institute in Arlington, Lamson Institute in Leon Valley, Kaplan College in Arlington, Beaumont, Lubbock, McAllen and San Antonio, MedVance Institute in Houston, National American University in Austin and Georgetown, The PCI Health Training Center in Richardson, Pima Medical Institute in Houston, Remington College in Fort Worth, South Texas Vocational Technical Institute in Corpus Christi, South University in Austin, Southern Careers Institute in Austin, Corpus Christi, Pharr and San Antonio, Texas School of Business in Friendswoods and Houston, Vatterott Educational Centers in Dallas, Virginia College in Austin and Lubbock, and Vista College in College Station.
Before you take this step check the cost of this investment with respect to time, energy level, and tuition.
Careful planning and thoughtful decision making will yield a higher level of long term success in this field. 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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