This training program combines a two course training track:Ophthalmic Assistant Medical Office Assistant Ophthalmic Assistants play a vital role in eye care. They perform ophthalmic procedures under the direction or supervision of a physician. An ophthalmic allied health professional assists the ophthalmologist by collecting data, administering tests and treatments, and supervising patients. This course provides all the practical information you need to complete your day-to-day tasks as an Ophthalmic Assistant. You will learn detailed information on paramedical training, ophthalmic technology, and efficient office management. This course also covers the anatomy, physiology, optics, pharmacology, and microbiology of the eye. The Job OutlookAccording to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the medical administrative assistant job outlook appears strong in coming years. Recent BLS publications indicate that employment of medical secretaries is projected to grow much faster than the average occupation, with an expected 27% increase between 2008 and 2018.* The BLS suggests that this expansion in medical secretary jobs will stem from overall growth in the healthcare industry as well as increasing automation of offices and organizational restructuring. The agency also asserts that experienced and trained medical secretaries will enjoy the best job opportunities.
After completing this course, you should be able to:
Identify the core elements of eye anatomy and optics
Identify the steps for dealing with patients and maintaining patient records
Comprehend contact lenses and the visual field
Identify eye and vision disorders
Identify surgical techniques and special procedures related to the eye
Comprehend the role of medical office assistant professional
Identify the steps for managing patient records
Identify the standards for professional oral and written communication
Identify the steps for managing various office financials
Define the requirements for basic office management
What are my payment options?
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What is difference between a certificate and a certification?
By successfully completing a course through one of our college or university partners the student is awarded a Certificate of Completion from the institution. If there is a state or national exam that the course is preparing a student for, the proper certifying body will be indicated and that association will proctor and award any type of certification. This is the student’s responsibility, although ECA is here to help guide our students in the right direction.
Does this course translate in to college credit?
Through our college and university partners, ECA offers non-credit certificate programs.
How long do access to my complete my course?
Access will begin on your start date and end on your end date unless otherwise specified. If you are falling behind in your course please contact an Education Consultant to talk about your options.
When are the course start dates?
The course start dates are determined by the student due to open-enrollment.
Is the Certification exam included in the course?
The certification exam is not included in the cost of the course unless otherwise specified in the course education and training plan.
Upon successful completion of our Ophthalmic Assistant course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position as an Ophthalmic Assistant and will be prepared to sit for the American Board of Opticianary (ABO) certification by taking The National Opticianary Competency Examination (NOCE).
Upon successful completion of our Medical Office Assistant course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position in a medical office setting and will be prepared to sit for the NHA national certification exam to become a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA).
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