7 Benefits of a Hybrid Program in Medical Assisting

7 Benefits of a Hybrid Program in Medical Assisting

Are you interested in attending a medical assisting program, but not sure if you can commit to four days a week? If you have other responsibilities and are unable to attend classes in person this many days a week, our hybrid model allows you time to study two days at home and two days in the lab. This is only one of the benefits of our hybrid program in medical assisting.

What are the Benefits of a Hybrid Program in Medical Assisting?

There are many benefits of a hybrid program in medical assisting. These benefits include:

Benefit #1: Convenience

Our Medical Assisting program is convenient. The Medical Assisting hybrid program allows you to learn when it is most convenient for you and your family, seven days a week, night, or day. You have the convenience of online recorded lectures, videos of proper medical techniques, assignments, discussion points, office hours and tutoring hours that can be completed on your own schedule. Are you a night owl? Do you hold a job during the day? Either way, you have the convenience of online curriculum, so you can study when it is most convenient for you.

Plus, if you are a busy adult, you still get the hands-on experience you need while maintaining your current responsibilities. With day and evening classes plus an online and in-person components, you get the best of both worlds. You enjoy 8 hours of on-site instruction each week and 12 hours of online instruction. Learn when it is most convenient for your schedule.

Benefit #2: Cost Savings

One of the greatest benefits of the new hybrid Medical Assisting program is the reduced out-of-pocket cost and time that you would incur commuting four days a week. With the online lectures and other curriculum, you won’t have to commute two days a week and will save on things like gas and childcare. It will cut the cost and time of commuting in half and reduce work/school conflicts that often prevent prospective students from enrolling in a Medical Assisting program. If you are living on a budget and not sure if you can commit time and money to a new career in medical assisting, Ohio Business School is here to help with our hybrid Medical Assisting program.

Benefit #3: Flexibility

Our Medical Assisting program is flexible. Because the day and evening classes will be on the same schedule and curriculum, there is the flexibility for you to attend either session if conflicts arise. The hybrid model can accommodate different work schedules and those that may be commuting from far away. Don’t worry about unexpected distractions because you can attend on your own schedule.

For example, if a parent has a child home sick or the car breaks down, currently they would be absent from school and miss lecture and lab. With the hybrid model, they don’t miss lectures or any instruction because they can attend online. Labs can then be done during scheduled open lab times. The hybrid Medical Assisting program is highly flexible and fits most busy schedules.

Benefit #4: Better Work/Life Balance

For those of us that want to want a better work/life balance, the hybrid model opens up opportunities to save time and money that can be put toward life experiences. Want to start a family or spend more time pursuing personal enrichment? The Medical Assisting program at Ohio Business School gives you the time and resources to put toward these passions. Enjoy a better work/life balance with the help of Ohio Business School.

Benefit #5: Networking Opportunities

Unlike online only Medical Assisting programs, the hybrid approach brings students together every week with their instructor and fellow students. Ohio Business College strongly believes in face-to-face contact with Medical Assisting instructors, who can provide academic advising and additional tutoring as needed. You never know when you will need to fill a gap in employment and networking with instructors and classmates face-to-face can help build life-long friendships.

Benefit #6: Plenty of Hands-on Experience

With our hybrid Medical Assisting program, you get plenty of hands-on experience. All labs are done in-person in the lab. You will learn phlebotomy, taking vital signs, wound dressing, and other important clinical medical assisting tasks in the lab, under strict supervision of instructors. Plus, Ohio Business School offers open lab times giving you the opportunity throughout the week for additional practice, on your own schedule. Practice makes perfect, and at Ohio Business School, you will get plenty of hands-on experience, so you are ready to start working on day one.

Benefit #7: Career Services

Another great benefit of attending Ohio Business College is the career services that we offer you throughout your career. We help you build your resume, prepare for interviews, and find jobs you are passionate about. Find yourself out of work later on in your career? Ohio Business College will continue to help you find employment as needs arise. We have close ties with community employers, and they know that graduates of Ohio Business College are work ready and need less on-the-job training. Let us find a job that fits your skill set, so you can enjoy every day at work.

What Do You Learn During the Medical Assisting Hybrid Program?

You will learn the fundamentals of patient management and clerical assistance. These tasks include rooming patients, taking vital signs and medical histories, maintaining patient records, scheduling appointments, performing phlebotomy, preparing blood samples for lab testing, and helping physicians perform patient examinations.

These tasks are important to keep a medical facility or physician’s office running smoothly. As a  medical assistant, you may be the first and last person a patient interacts with. So, during the Medical Assisting program, you also build skills like better communication, customer service and patient care. Ohio Business College prides itself in preparing our graduates to excel in medical assisting roles and enjoy a life-long career.

Final Thoughts

The hybrid approach to the Medical Assisting program provides the best of both worlds. There is the convenience of studying from home and the importance of real time in-person experience in the lab, with our highly experienced faculty. So, let us prepare you for the role of medical assisting with this convenient and flexible hybrid teaching model. Learn on your own time and at your own pace.

Want to Learn More?

Ohio Business College’s Medical Assisting training program will prepare you for a career as a medical assistant, capable of working in any medical office or facility. Our school’s caring instructors have real world experience and will teach you the necessary skills to succeed in the medical assisting profession over the course of our comprehensive training program. We have smaller class sizes than other schools, which gives you more access to personalized attention from our knowledgeable instructors. Plus, our hybrid model offers more convenience and flexibility.

If you are interested in a medical assistant profession, let Ohio Business College answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to learn more about our Medical Assistant programs.