Healthcare - The Major Group Training

MyCAA-APPROVED CAREER PROGRAMS

HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT & PATIENT CARE

Our online healthcare certification programs provide essential training for military spouses wanting to pursue careers and advancement in healthcare office management; health records management; medical billing and coding; various technician interests such as dialysis, EKG, pharmacy and phlebotomy; and kinesiology, massage and holistic healing. Our programs lead to valuable NHA, EHRS, CCMA, DANB, BONENT, ASPT, PTCB, and CMAA certifications.

MyCAA-Approved Health Care Certification Programs for Military Spouses

Each program trains for and includes at least one national certification and MyCAA military spouse grant funds may provide 100% of the tuition assistance for eligible spouses.

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Connect with a Career Development Specialist or call us directly at 1 (800) 298-5226. We look forward to hearing from you.

Medical Office Programs

Medical Administrative Assistant

This program covers information on the medical assisting profession, interpersonal skills, medical ethics and law, medical terminology, basics of insurance billing and coding, telephone techniques, scheduling appointments, medical records management and management of practice finances. A great course for physicians medical office professionals!
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EXTERNSHIP: YES
CERTIFICATION: NHA-CMAA
DURATION: 4 MONTHS

Medical Billing & Coding Program

This billing and coding course offers the skills needed to perform complex coding and billing procedures. The course covers: CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation and Management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology and laboratory), ICD-9 (Introduction and Guidelines) and basic claims processes for insurance reimbursements.
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EXTERNSHIP: YES
CERTIFICATION: NHA-CBCS
DURATION: 4 MONTHS

Medical Billing & Coding with Medical Administration Program

This billing and coding course offers the skills needed to perform complex coding and billing procedures. The course covers: CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation and Management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology and laboratory), ICD-9 (Introduction and Guidelines) and basic claims processes for insurance reimbursements.
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EXTERNSHIP: YES
CERTIFICATION: NHA–CBCS, CMAA
DURATION: 6 MONTHS

Electronic Health Record Management Program

This program prepares students to understand and use electronic records in a medical practice. Course reviews the implementation and management of electronic health information using common electronic data interchange systems and maintaining the medical, legal, accreditation and regulatory requirements of the electronic health record.
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EXTERNSHIP: YES
CERTIFICATION: NACPB
DURATION: 4 MONTHS

Physicians’ Office Assistant Professional Program

This program covers information on the medical assisting profession, interpersonal skills, medical ethics and law, medical terminology, basics of insurance billing and coding, telephone techniques, scheduling appointments, medical records management and management of practice finances.
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EXTERNSHIP: YES
CERTIFICATION: NHA-CMAA, CEHRS
DURATION: 6 MONTHS

Nursing Aid and Assistant Programs

Assisted Living Technician Program 

This comprehensive program prepares students for a position as an Assisted Living Technician. Emphasis is on providing care to clients living in retirement communities or senior housing complexes where full-time care may not be required, but an understanding and professional staff is necessary to be there for them when needed.
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EXTERNSHIP: YES
CERTIFICATION: NHA-CMAA,
DURATION: 6 MONTHS

Clinical Medical Assistant Program

This program prepares students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical aspects of a medical office. Instruction includes preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, pharmacology, taking and documenting vital signs, technical aspects of phlebotomy, the 12-lead EKG and the cardiac life cycle.
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EXTERNSHIP: YES
CERTIFICATION: NHA-CMAA
DURATION: 6 MONTHS

Clinical Nurse Aide Certificate Program

This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge base necessary to become a Clinical Nurse Aide and potentially begin the career path toward Registered Nurse. This course is designed to provide students with the complete healthcare knowledge base necessary to sit for the certification exam in their state. Students do not receive certification simply by taking this course: they must sit for their state’s certification exam.
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EXTERNSHIP: YES
CERTIFICATION: CCMA
DURATION: 6 MONTHS

Nursing Assistant Specialist Program

This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge base necessary to become a Nursing Assistant Specialist and potentially begin the career path toward Registered Nurse. This course is designed to provide students with the complete healthcare knowledge base necessary to sit for the certification exam in their state..
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EXTERNSHIP: YES
CERTIFICATION: NHA-CCMA
DURATION: 6 MONTHS

Dental Assisting Program

The program prepares students for entry-level positions as a chair-side dental assistant. This course covers the history of dentistry, introduction to the dental office, the legal aspects of dentistry, introduction to oral anatomy, dental operatory, introduction to tooth structure (primary and permanent teeth), the oral cavity; and other areas.
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EXTERNSHIP: YES
CERTIFICATION: DANB-RHS
DURATION: 6 MONTHS

Home Health Aide Program

This comprehensive program prepares students for a position as a Home Health Aide. Emphasis is on giving personal care in a client’s home, communications, working with ill persons, basic human needs, eldercare, nutrition, special diets, and home management. Many different types of individuals require assistance in daily tasks, assistance with minor medical tasks, and companionship because they are ill, elderly, or disabled in some way, may be of any age, and live at home or in a home-like residential facility.
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EXTERNSHIP: YES
CERTIFICATION: NHA-CCMA
DURATION: 6 MONTHS

Technician Programs

Dialysis Technician Program

This Dialysis Technician Program provides students with the knowledge needed to perform as a dialysis technician. This program will review kidney dialysis machines, preparing dialyzer reprocessing and delivery systems, and review equipment maintenance.
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EXTERNSHIP: NO
CERTIFICATION: BONENT, ANNA
DURATION: 4 MONTHS

EKG Technician Program

This EKG Technician Program prepares students to perform EKG’s. This course will include information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography and stress testing. A highly interactive course!
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EXTERNSHIP: YES
CERTIFICATION: ASPT-EKG
DURATION: 4 MONTHS

Pharmacy Technician Program

This comprehensive course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Course content includes pharmacy medical terminology, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining generic and brand names drugs and much, much more!
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EXTERNSHIP: YES
CERTIFICATION: PTCB
DURATION: 4 MONTHS

Pharmacy Technician with Medical Administration Program

This comprehensive course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Course content includes pharmacy medical terminology, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining generic and brand names drugs and much, much more!
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EXTERNSHIP: YES
CERTIFICATION: PTCB, NHA-CMAA
DURATION: 6 MONTHS

Phlebotomy Technician Program

The Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares students to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects of blood collection and will review the skills needed to perform venipunctures safely. Also includes terminology, blood collection procedures, order of draw and other engaging topics.
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EXTERNSHIP: YES
CERTIFICATION: NHA-CPT
DURATION: 4 MONTHS

Veterinary Programs

Veterinary Assistant Program

The Veterinary Assistant course prepares students for a new career in the field of veterinary medicine. Students will learn about the care of animals as well as how to recognize signs of illness and disease in a variety of animals from common pets to exotic species.
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EXTERNSHIP: YES
CERTIFICATION: VA1, CACW
DURATION: 6 MONTHS

 

I had someone there every step of the way. They walked me through what could have been a very stressful process. It put me on a path that started an epic journey.

-Kasey, Fort Riley

Everything was easy and my advisor with The Major Group walked me through it all. This was my third time going to college and by far the least stressful enrollment process.

-Felicia, Ft. Campbell

I loved the whole process. Everyone was very helpful and made sure that the program I wanted to join was something I wanted to do. It also helped me put my goals in place.

-Crystal, Fort Riley

There was a lot of help along the way, which was great. It was smooth and everything went well.

-Elizabeth, Fort Gordon

It was easy, simple, and quick. There was someone there every step of the way to help you fill out all the required documents. I would recommend to all military spouses who want to go to school, especially if you’re a stay-at-home spouse.

-Aeisha, Hunter Army Air Field

Everything was very easy to do and got done rather quickly from start to finish.

-Anne, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

The enrollment process was quick and easy. Lots of help when needed.

-Rita, NAS JRB Fort Worth

 

"I had someone there every step of the way. They walked me through what could have been a very stressful process. It put me on a path that started an epic journey."

-Kasey, Fort Riley

"Everything was easy and my advisor with The Major Group walked me through it all. This was my third time going to college and by far the least stressful enrollment process."

-Felicia, Ft. Campbell

"I loved the whole process. Everyone was very helpful and made sure that the program I wanted to join was something I wanted to do. It also helped me put my goals in place."

-Crystal, Fort Riley

"There was a lot of help along the way, which was great. It was smooth and everything went well."

-Elizabeth, Fort Gordon

"It was easy, simple, and quick. There was someone there every step of the way to help you fill out all the required documents. I would recommend to all military spouses who want to go to school, especially if you’re a stay-at-home spouse."

-Aeisha, Hunter Army Air Field

"Everything was very easy to do and got done rather quickly from start to finish."

-Anne, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

"The enrollment process was quick and easy. Lots of help when needed."

-Rita, NAS JRB Fort Worth

U.S. Department of Labor

Career Information

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Career Median Salary Job Openings Growth Rate
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians $55,570 3,500 10% to 14%

Description

Conduct tests on pulmonary or cardiovascular systems of patients for diagnostic purposes. May conduct or assist in electrocardiograms, cardiac catheterizations, pulmonary functions, lung capacity, and similar tests. Includes vascular technologists.
Job Titles Include
Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Technologist, Cardiac Catheterization Technician, Cardiac Technician, Cardiology Technician, Cardiopulmonary Technician, Cardiovascular Technician, Cardiovascular Technologist (CVT), Electrocardiogram Technician (EKG Technician), Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS)

Wages

Bottom 15% Median Salary Top 10%
United States $28,650 $55,570 $89,450

Employment

current employment 2016 projected job openings 2016 - 2026 projected growth 2016 - 2026
United States 53,760 3,500 10% to 14%

typical tasks

  • Conduct electrocardiogram (EKG), phonocardiogram, echocardiogram, stress testing, or other cardiovascular tests to record patients' cardiac activity, using specialized electronic test equipment, recording devices, or laboratory instruments.
  • Explain testing procedures to patients to obtain cooperation and reduce anxiety.
  • Monitor patients' blood pressure and heart rate using electrocardiogram (EKG) equipment during diagnostic or therapeutic procedures to notify the physician if something appears wrong.
  • Obtain and record patient identification, medical history, or test results.
  • Monitor patients' comfort and safety during tests, alerting physicians to abnormalities or changes in patient responses.
  • Prepare and position patients for testing.
  • Attach electrodes to the patients' chests, arms, and legs, connect electrodes to leads from the electrocardiogram (EKG) machine, and operate the EKG machine to obtain a reading.
  • Adjust equipment and controls according to physicians' orders or established protocol.
  • Check, test, and maintain cardiology equipment, making minor repairs when necessary, to ensure proper operation.
  • Supervise or train other cardiology technologists or students.
  • Compare measurements of heart wall thickness and chamber sizes to standard norms to identify abnormalities.
  • Maintain a proper sterile field during surgical procedures.
  • Observe ultrasound display screen and listen to signals to record vascular information, such as blood pressure, limb volume changes, oxygen saturation, or cerebral circulation.
  • Assist surgeons with vascular procedures, such as preparing balloons and stents.
  • Assist physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac or peripheral vascular treatments, such as implanting pacemakers or assisting with balloon angioplasties to treat blood vessel blockages.

Radiologic Technicians $41,070 11,000 15% or higher

Description

Maintain and use equipment and supplies necessary to demonstrate portions of the human body on x-ray film or fluoroscopic screen for diagnostic purposes.
Job Titles Include
Chief Technician, X-Ray (Chief Tech, X-Ray); Limited Radiology Technician; Radiologic Technician (RT); Radiology Technician (Radiology Tech); Registered Radiographer; X-Ray Technician (X-Ray Tech)

Wages

Bottom 15% Median Salary Top 10%
United States $26,990 $41,070 $71,280

Employment