Medical Assisting

95% Employed in Field

PTI's Medical Assisting program combines superior classroom instruction from industry trained professionals with hands-on experience in our state-of-the-industry lab facilities.

You will learn important clinical and administrative skills that will prepare you for a successful healthcare career. The PTI program prepares you for a number of important exams including the NCCT Phlebotomy Technician Certification exam and the CMA exam.

Key Benefits

  • You will learn from our state-of-the-industry lab, work with the latest equipment, and develop hands-on skills and confidence in a realistic setting.
  • PTI's dual-focus program blends front office management skills and back office clinical skills making you a well-rounded, versatile employee.
  • Your venipuncture instruction prepares you for the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) Phlebotomy Technician Certification exam.
  • The PTI Medical Assisting associate degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) permitting you to sit for your Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam.
  • PTI pays for your CMA exam, provides your review book and schedules review time during Medical Seminar.


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Key Skills
Tuition, Loan Debt & Graduate Information
  • Employment

    PTI is proud to have a 95% employed in field rate for our 2013 graduates with a Medical Assisting Degree.
    PTI Medical Assisting graduates are prepared for entry-level positions at:
    • Physician Offices
    • Specialty Practices
    • Ophthalmologist, Cardiologist, Orthopedist, Urologist, Podiatrist, Chiropractor
    • Emergency Care Clinics
    • Hospitals
    • Ambulatory and outpatient facilities
    • Insurance companies
  • Key Skills

    In the PTI Medical Assisting program you will learn key skills such as:

    • Arranging exam room equipment
    • Arranging hospital admission and lab services
    • Collecting and preparing laboratory specimens
    • Drawing blood, administering injections, removing sutures
    • Explaining treatment, medication and diets
    • Handling insurance forms and billing
    • Obtaining electrocardiograms Performing basic laboratory tests
    • Preparing patients for examination
    • Scheduling appointments Sending prescriptions to pharmacies
    • Sterilizing medical instruments Taking medical histories
    • Purchasing and maintaining supplies and equipment
    • Recording vital signs and updating patient records
    • Conducting respiratory tests
  • Certifications

    Graduates of PTI's Medical Assisting program can sit for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam and the phlebotomy technician certification exam.

  • Courses

    • Clinical Techniques 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
    • Coding for the Medical Assistant
    • Computerized Medical Office Procedures
    • Healthcare Delivery in the Medical Office
    • Insurance Billing and Collections
    • Medical Laboratory 1 and 2
    • Medical Law and Ethics
    • Medical Seminar
    • Medical Office Administration
    • Pharmacology
    • The Body in Sickness and Health 1, 2 and 3
    • Career Development
    • Critical Thinking
    • Cultural Diversity
    • English Composition 1 and 2
    • Principles of Math
    • Psychology
    • Steps to Career Success 1, 2 and 3
    • Internship
    • Certifications
  • Careers

    PTI offers a comprehensive Career Services Department with a dedicated staff who will assist you in your career search. Companies that have previously hired PTI graduates include:

    • Carnegie Pediatrics
    • First Steps Pediatrics
    • Medical Group Robinson
    • North Hills Internal Medicine
    • Pine Grove Ambulatory Associates
    • Pittsburgh Medical Associates
    • Preferred Primary Care Physicians
    • Premier Medical Associates
    • Sewickley Medical Oncology and Hematology
    • UPMC Magee Women's Hospital
    • Valley Gastroenterology
    • West Allegheny Healthcare Services
    • Some employers may require a background check and drug screening prior to employment.
  • Tuition, Loan Debt & Graduate Information

    For graduation rates and other important consumer information regarding this program, please click on the link below:

    United States Department of Education Gainful Employment Data


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