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3 Classifications of Medical Assistants

Updated on March 27, 2015

1. Clinical Medical Assistant

They provide care to the patient by doing assessments and other medical back office tasks.

2. Administrative Medical Assistant

They perform administrative support in the front office and reception areas.

3. Specialized Medical Assistant

They work within a specialized medical field. Often additional training is required. Many employees provide on the job training.

Administrative Curriculum Areas of Focus

  1. Medical Ethics
  2. Professionalism
  3. Communication in a Healthcare Setting
  4. Medical Administrative Practices
  5. Medical Terminology
  6. Anatomy and Physiology


Clinical Curriculum Areas of Focus

  1. Medical Ethics
  2. Professionalism
  3. Communication in a Healthcare Setting
  4. Medical Administrative Practices
  5. Medical Terminology
  6. Anatomy and Physiology
  7. Pharmacy
  8. Urinalysis and Microbiology Procedures
  9. Phlebotomy and Hematology Procedures
  10. Clinical Procedures
  11. Dosage Calculation

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