Medical Assistant Certification

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Medical Assistant Certification

Abbreviation of Certification: MAC

Fee charged for the exam: $109 (Study Material Included)

Description and purpose of test

The Medical Assistant has a variety of job responsibilities inclusive of medical and administrative tasks depending on State Law. Some common tasks of an MAC include; taking a patient’s history, preparing an examination room, assisting physicians during examinations, preparing and transporting specimens, filing and front desk responsibilities. Since a Medical Assistant works with the public, appearance and respect for confidentiality is important.

Medical Assistants may advance to other positions through experience or additional training.

  • Taking vitals
  • Recording patient visits
  • Charting a patient’s history
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Assisting the physician as necessary
  • Recognizing the need for continuing education and staying current in health care mandates

The test is comprised of 100 questions:

The breakdown is as follows: Anatomy and physiology, safety/ infection control, law and ethics, pharmacology, medical terminology and medical office/patient care skills.

Allotted time for examinees is 2 hours.