BIR Training Center: Medical Assisting School in Chicago
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Belmont | 6240 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago
03/11/2018 | Sunday | 12:00 pm-04:00 pm

Medical Assisting

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What is a Medical Assistant?

Medical Assisting is a multidisciplinary occupation in which health care workers assist doctors in providing care for patients in a medical setting. Medical assistants perform clinical and administrative tasks. Medical Assisting is an occupation that is in high demand. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, “Employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 23 percent from 2014 to 2024...much faster than average”. Job prospects are excellent. “Medical assistants with formal training—particularly those with certifications—should have the best opportunities”.


BIR's Program

BIR’s Medical Assisting Program includes thorough training in clinical and administrative duties. Clinical training includes: medical terminology, anatomy, blood drawing, CPR, asepsis, medication administration, injections, vital signs, routine and emergency medical treatments. Administrative training includes: appointment scheduling, electronic medical record (EMR) system management, referrals, hospital admissions, and insurance verification. This program also prepares students for multiple industry certification exams. The Medical Assisting Program is now being offered at the Belmont Location.



An Externship is part of the Medical Assisting Program and is offered at medical practices, hospitals and other medical facilities. During externships, students will gain hands-on experience under the direction of the site supervisor and BIR’s site coordinator.


Medical Assisting Program

32 CREDITS | Full-time: 72 weeks (17 months)


  • The Medical Assisting Program Clinical and Administrative offers preparation for credentialing exams through:

    • American Heart Association (AHA)
      — AHA Certified Basic Life Support (BLS)
    • American Medical Certification Association (AMCA)
      — AMCA Medical Assistant Certification (MAC)
    • American Medical Technologists (AMT)
      — NHA Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) or AMT Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT) administered offsite
    • National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
      — NHA Certified EKG Technician (CET)
      — NHA Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)
      — NHA Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
  • BIR Training Center is committed to developing quality allied healthcare professionals. We provide:

    • Affordable Tuition
    • Career Assistance
    • Certification Exam Preparation
    • Medical Externship
    • Fully Equipped Medical Labs
    • Hands-On Training
    • Tuition Payment Plans
    • Exam Administration On-site
    • Small Class Sizes
    • Diverse Faculty

  • Affordable tuition and no-interest payment plans available. BIR Training Center is a WIOA approved training provider.

  • Tutoring in math, English, and computer skills is available.


    Medical Clinical Assistant General Practice

    Prepare patients for exams, explain treatment procedures, administer medication as directed, take and record vital signs, take EKGs, apply Holter monitor, draw blood, collect and prepare lab specimens, assist physician during exams, remove sutures, and change dressings.

    Medical Assisting training; Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy, and EKG Certification recommended

    Medical Clinical Assistant Specialized Practice

    Perform Medical Clinical Assistant duties in specialized practices. Specializations include, but are not limited to Obstetrics & Gynecology, Podiatric, Pediatric, Chiropractic, Plastic Surgery and other medical specialties. Specialized field training may be required.

    Medical Assisting training; Phlebotomy and EKG Certification recommended

    Medical Administrative Assistant

    Schedule and receive patients, manage medical records, chart patient information, arrange hospital admission, process insurance, and perform billing.

    Medical Assisting training; Medical Administrative Assistant Certification recommended

    Electrocardiography (EKG) Technician

    Operates an electrocardiograph machine and Holter monitor that produce data for the diagnosis of heart ailments. Performs EKGs, positions chest electrodes, and forwards test results to attending physician. EKG technicians work in outpatient cardiac diagnostic sites, acute care facilities and hospitals.

    Medical Assistant training; EKG Technician Certification required

    Phlebotomy Technician

    Collect specimens and draw blood. Perform routine laboratory tests Phlebotomists work in outpatient labs, hospitals and physicians offices.

    Medical Assistant training; Phlebotomy Technician Certification required

Medical Assisting Program