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Medical Assistant with Limited X-Ray Schools

The option to start as a Medical Assistant with Limited X-Ray has become a very popular entry level one because it combines an education as a Medical Assistant with X-Ray Technician training to provide you with a well rounded set of skills.  Having both skill sets is highly sought after by employers because of the versatility of tasks they can perform in the office. As a student in Medical Assisting with Limited X-Ray, you will learn basic x-ray procedures, equipment operation, and radiation safety along with the core curriculum of medical assisting.  Many of the limited x-ray programs will prepare you for the ARRT exam; however, it is important to inquire with your schools of interest to be sure.

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Medical Assistant with Limited X-Ray Job Description

Medical Assistants with limited x-ray functions perform tasks which fall under three main areas of responsibility. The first is the basic patient coordination and administrative tasks. The second is the actual assisting of the physician before, during, and after exams and procedures. The third, which is outside the scope of a traditional Medical Assistant, is the x-ray and imaging duties performed. The following is an outline of what you can expect:

Patient Coordination and Administrative Tasks

  • Taking vitals and documenting the information
  • Describe chief issue with patient accurately with physician and conduct further assessments according to individual physician/provider expectation.
  • Update patient's chart and verify demographic information, medications, allergies, etc.
  • Prepare the patient and instrumentation necessary for the exam and instruct them for disrobing if necessary.
  • Prepare equipment, instruments, and supplies to ensure that when the physician enters, they can efficiently care for that patient.
  • Maintain patient flow and assist with evaluating the needs of arriving patients or walk-ins.

Physician Assisting

  • Give patients educational materials and instructions
  • Gather and communicate lab results as directed by the physician
  • Schedule and coordinate any specialist appointments needed
  • Maintain a "tickler" file for diagnostic test results and follow-ups
  • Facilitate the processing of prescriptions, document in medical record per Clinic protocol as directed by the provider

Limited Scope X-Ray Functions

  • Explain the patient for the procedure and ensure their understanding
  • Assist the patient in preparing for the exam (positioning the patient)
  • Provide reassurance and support to patient throughout the procedure
  • Maintain x-ray safety protocols and standards.
  • Perform the imaging of basic anatomical regions such as abdomen, chest, head, as well as the upper and lower extremities.
  • Ensure test and imaging quality is optimal so that physician can properly make diagnoses.

Medical Assistant with Limited X-Ray Salary

PositionLowMedianHigh
Medical Asst w/ Limited X-Ray $29,000 $38,000 $47,000

Salaries have a wide range depending on your geographic region, whether you are working in a metro or rural locale, your level of experience, education, and the type of facility you work in. The data above is from indeed.com and is a reflection of data across the United States.

Limited Scope X-Ray Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I expect to work after completing my limited x-ray degree?

Medical Assisting programs with Limited X-Ray will prepare you for an entry level position in a physicians office, outpatient clinic, medical imaging facility, or hospital.

What exactly does Limited X-Ray mean?

Limited X-Ray means that you will not receive the full standard curriculum for someone looking to become an RT (Radiologic Technologist), but instead focuses on preparing you to perform the more common procedures such as imaging of the chest, head, spine, as well as the upper and lower extremities. All limited x-ray programs will teach you proper positioning techniques, film assessment, and x-ray safety protocols. Some Medical Assistants with Limited X-Ray are certified through the ARRT and some are not. It depends on your state's requirements as well as the employers standards.

Why should I do Medical Assisting with Limited X-Ray versus getting a standard X-Ray Tech or Rad Tech training?

Medical Assisting with X-Ray can be beneficial for those looking to get started quickly in the field and employers need individuals who have the general medical assisting and administrative skills as well as the x-ray function because many offices are multifunctional, which means they need skilled workers who are able to be productive in multiple patient scenarios. Becoming a Limited X-Ray Tech is a good way to get some introductory experience, then you can branch out within the field as your interests and the job opportunities you find guide you further into the many medical imaging and radiology career options.

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UEI College , Stockton
  • Dedicated to providing  career training since 1975.
  • Has 13 campus locations in Southern California and a campus in Morrow, GA.
  • Provides flexible class times including weekends.
  • Offers curriculum that ranges from 8 month diploma programs to 16-month Associate of Applied Science degree programs.
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  • Gives job placement assistance strengthened by relationships with local employers.
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Medical Assistant
  • Offers a free trial period so students can attend classes before paying tuition.
  • Provides blended courses that combine traditional classroom instruction with online learning.
  • Lets students connect with peers at any time, and instructors during office hours with online chat rooms.
  • Gives students the chance to participate in externships and clinical training work under the general supervision of college staff.
  • Has accelerated programs that allow students to take the same coursework in a shorter timeframe.
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Medical Assisting
Platt College , Alhambra
  • A Los Angeles-based private college offering programs in medical sciences, legal studies, and graphic design since 1985.
  • Has weekend programs, including certified  veterinary technology, nurse assistant, and hemodialysis technician.
  • Showcases visual communication students’ artwork and design through campus magazine.
  • 3 campuses in Southern California.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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Medical Assistant
Intercoast Colleges , Rancho Cordova

 

  • Morning, afternoon, evening classes are available.
  • Offers career assistance services to graduates, including resume and cover letter assistance, employer networking, and one-on-one employment counseling.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).
  • Approved by the VA, TAA, WIA, and EDD funding sources 
  • 5 campuses located across California as well as Online


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Medical Assistant
Brightwood College , Chula Vista

Why Brightwood?

Real-World Training

We keep education relevant by employing instructors with real-world experience in the field, who bring their career backgrounds to the classroom. Our programs are continually assessed by faculty, staff and members of the business and education communities to help ensure your studies align with your career goals. Programs offered by Brightwood College focus on local employment needs, in areas such as allied health, nursing and technical and professional programs.

Medical Assisting
  • Offers career programs in accounting, cosmetology, massage therapy, physical fitness training, and more.
  • Provides hands-on training led by instructors who have relevant, on-the-job experience.
  • Each campus features a public salon and spa for student practice.
  • Campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET) and Council on Occupational Education (COE).
  • 11 campuses across California, Texas, Nevada and Idaho, as well as 8 additional Milan Institute of Cosmetology campuses.
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Medical Assistant
  • Offers career placement assistance services to recent graduates.
  • Our short-term allied health programs will give you the skills and knowledge to become a part of the exciting health care field.
  • Programs include Medical Office Specialist, Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant and Healthcare Administration.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
  • Main campus is located in Van Nuys, California, north of Los Angeles.
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Medical Assistant Program
  • Offers training in various types of massage therapy, physical therapy/sports rehab, and personal fitness training & wellness.
  • Teaches in an environment that promotes learning and encourages empathetic and compassionate therapists.
  • Career service professionals work directly with students from the start of their program, and help them pursue employment in day spas, luxury hotels, cruise ships, and other locations.
  • Students can work in the SOCHI Massage Clinic to gain experience and build their career skills.
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Professional Medical Assistant
  • A part of the Select Education Group (SEG).
  • Offers several scholarship and financial aid opportunities for students who qualify.
  • California campuses accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), and accreditation for the Salem campus from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).
  • 4 Campuses located in Clovis, Modesto, and Redding in California, and Salem, Oregon.
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Mayfield College , Cathedral City
  • A Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accredited Business, with an A+ rating.
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  • Offers free student services, including tutoring, campus internet access, career placement, and a student lounge.
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  • 2 locations in Cathedral City and Twentynine Palms, California.
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Administrative Medical Assistant
  • Offers medical and cosmetic programs, including dental assisting, massage therapy, cosmetology, esthetics, and more.
  • Features a public salon and spa where students may get real-world experience.
  • Offers scholarship opportunities for students wo qualify.
  • Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE).
  • 2 separate Vacaville campuses, one is for medical careers and the other is the beauty academy.
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Unitek College , Bakersfield

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Unitek College™ is a privately held vocational school dedicated to helping you gain the skills needed to advance your career or begin a brand new career. Your training at Unitek College will position you to take advantage of the rising demand for experts in allied health, nursing, and technology professions. Our programs include Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Technician, Dental Assisting, Vocational Nursing, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing: RN-to-BSN Degree Completion.

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