Certified Nursing Assistants play a key role in the lives of their patients, assisting them with daily tasks and acting as a liaison between the patient and the nurse. Nursing assistants are often the principal caregivers in long-term residential facilities, rehabilitation centers or adult daycare centers. A CNA is often a steppingstone to a career as an LPN or RN.
Medical assistant careers are among the nation's fastest growing, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Focusing on routine administrative and clinical tasks for efficient office operations, MAs may also perform clinical responsibilities such as preparing patients for examinations and assisting nurses or doctors during appointments.
A fast-track program for healthcare workers already employed in the field, this six-week program at Lincoln Technical Academy/Lodi Adult School, prepares participants for certification through the California Certifying Board for Medical Assistants (CCMBA).