The American College for Medical Careers specializes in healthcare job training
In today’s job market, there are many reasons that people start a brand new career. They may have been downsized. They may be underemployed and looking for a more rewarding job. Their jobs may have been replaced by robots or other technology. They may be stay-at-home parents trying to re-enter the workforce. Or they may be recent high school grads trying to decide what their future may hold. If you are one of these people, it might be a good idea to look at new career options.
The American College for Medical Careers, located in Orlando, Florida, is geared for anyone ready for a new career. We offer a number of career training programs that can be completed in just one year’s time with no prior experience necessary. And for those who want to go the extra mile, we also offer associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs. What’s more, these courses can be completed at our conveniently-located Orlando campus, where everything takes place under one roof.
One-year diploma programs
The following programs take about one year to complete, and no prior medical experience is required. Many people choose these programs if they want to get trained and back into the workforce in a short period of time. See if one of these programs is up your alley.
Medical Assisting. Medical assistants work as important members of healthcare teams in doctors’ offices, specialists’ offices, nursing homes, outpatient centers, clinics, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. Their role includes taking patient histories, measuring vital signs, drawing blood specimens, and assisting with administrative tasks.
Dental Assisting. Dental assistants work in dental offices, as well as specialty offices like periodontists and endodontists (root therapy specialists). They are responsible for assisting the dentist during procedures, preparing patient rooms, sterilizing equipment, working with dental x-rays, and handling lab procedures.
Medical Coding and Billing Specialist. These healthcare professionals are responsible for assigning the proper medical codes to patients’ electronic medical records. The codes are necessary in order for insurance reimbursements to be made. Medical coders and billers typically work in medical offices and hospitals, where they submit claims to insurance companies and help ensure that the practice is paid for the medical services they have provided.
Associate’s and Bachelor’s Degree Programs at ACMC
If you are more ambitious, and ready to pursue a higher degree, you may want to consider our other alternatives. Our associate’s degree programs typically take two years to complete, while our bachelor’s degree programs can be completed in four years. Take a look at our offerings:
Cardiovascular Sonography. This program can be taken as either an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program, depending on your level of commitment. Cardiovascular sonographers use ultrasound technology, echocardiography, and other imaging modalities to make images of the heart and blood vessels, in order to help doctors diagnose medical conditions. Some prerequisites are required for this program.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography. With this program, you can choose whether you want to pursue an associate’s degree or a bachelor’s degree. Diagnostic medical sonographers use ultrasound technology to make images of patients’ organs and tissue. They are most known for performing ultrasounds on pregnant women, but there is much more to the job. They are also trained to image abdominal organs, such as the kidney, liver, and pancreas, or other areas of the body such as the muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Some prerequisites are required for this program.
Health Information Technology. This associate’s degree program is a fully online program. Coursework is similar to our medical billing and coding program, but includes additional coursework. Students learn the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT-4) coding systems, and are ready for jobs in the billing departments or coding departments in hospitals and medical offices.
If you would like to learn more details about the career training programs in Orlando, just reach out to us here at ACMC. We would love to help you get your career on track!