Clinical Medical Assistant OSA - Health Science Academy
- Degree Type: None awarded
- Not all courses offered online
- CMA OSA is offered on the Terrell Health Science Center
- TSI: not required
Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) OSA
After completion of the OSA, students are eligible to take the National Health career Association Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam to pursue national certification.
|MDCA-1317||Procedures in a Clinical Setting||3|
|MDCA-1348||Pharmacology & Administration of Medications||3|
|MDCA-1452||Medical Assistant Laboratory Procedures||4|
|MDCA-1254||Medical Assisting Credentialing Exam Review||2|
|MDCA-1160||Clinic Med Assist||1|
A grade of C or better is required in all courses to progress in the program.
2018 Median Pay: $28,530 per year; $13.72 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education: See How to Become One
Work Experience in a Related Occupation: None
On-the-job Training: See How to Become One
Number of Jobs, 2018: 1,564,200
Job Outlook, 2018-28: 9% (Faster than average)
Employment Change, 2018-28: 137,800
Nursing assistants provide basic care and help patients with activities of daily living. Orderlies transport patients and clean treatment areas.
Most nursing assistants and orderlies work in nursing and residential care facilities and in hospitals. They are physically active and may need to help lift or move patients.
Nursing assistants often need to complete a state-approved education program and pass their state’s competency exam to become licensed or certified. Orderlies typically have at least a high school diploma.
The median annual wage for nursing assistants was $28,540 in May 2018.
The median annual wage for orderlies was $28,060 in May 2018.
Overall employment of nursing assistants and orderlies is projected to grow 9 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. As the baby-boom population ages, nursing assistants and orderlies will be needed to help care for an increasing number of older patients.
Explore resources for employment and wages by state and area for nursing assistants and orderlies.
Compare the job duties, education, job growth, and pay of nursing assistants and orderlies with similar occupations.
Learn more about nursing assistants and orderlies by visiting additional resources, including O*NET, a source on key characteristics of workers and occupations.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Nursing Assistants and Orderlies, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/nursing-assistants.htm (visited March 12, 2020).