Medical Assistants are engaged in a variety of tasks within healthcare facilities and chiropractic offices. Their work includes administrative and clinical responsibilities, and MAs work closely with physicians, nurses and other medical professionals as well as patients. Depending upon the size of the practice, MAs may perform a dual role, working on both sides of the practice.

On the administrative side, medical assistants provide critical support by scheduling appointments, maintaining medical record, performing basic billing and coding duties, helping patients fill out insurance forms, recording patients’ medical history, showing patients to examination rooms; and assisting doctors with clinical examinations.

On the clinical side, responsibilities may include administering injections; cleaning and sterilizing instruments; collecting blood, tissue, or other laboratory specimens; and performing routine laboratory tests.

Learn more about our Medical Assisting program by filling out the form to receive more information.

They say a person’s smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home. As a dental assistant, you’ll help people maintain their smile as well as their overall dental health and appearance. These professionals make the office run smoothly and work closely with the dentist to provide excellent dental care.

Depending upon the practice, dental assistants may perform dual responsibilities in a dental office. For some, their work often includes administrative and clinical responsibilities. On the clinical side, they prepare patients for various treatments, provide chair-side assistance and sterilize dental instruments. Assistants perform essential functions on the administrative side by maintaining dental records, scheduling check-ups, answering questions regarding billing and payments, and helping patients with forms.

At First Institute, we can train you for a new career as a valuable member of a dental office team. If you’re interested in learning more about our Dental Assistant program, fill out the form to receive more information.

Helping people feel their best through the healing touch is what massage therapists do. Some massage therapists help their patients recover from injury or manage pain, while others aid people in reducing their stress levels.

Our students receive traditional classroom and hands-on training in areas including anatomy, aromatherapy, kinesiology, and reflexology. Students also learn a wide array of specialized techniques, including Swedish massage and sports massage. Our students and graduates get real-world massage experience at First Institute’s Healing Arts Center – which offers many of the same services found at high-end salons and spas, to the public.

No matter which area you choose, massage therapy offers you an exciting opportunity to work in a variety of locations – including spas, studios, hospitals, nursing homes, fitness centers, sports medicine facilities, airports, shopping malls and resorts, just to name a few.

Learn more about our Massage Therapy program by filling out the form to receive more information.