Clinical and Administrative Medical Assistant - Associate in Occupational Studies
The Medical Assistant program is a 92.5 quarter credit hour program that takes full-time students 18 months to complete and leads to an Associate in Occupational Studies Degree. The program focuses on both the clinical and administrative skills needed to assist physicians and other members of the healthcare delivery team. Students learn patient vital signs, standard examinations, phlebotomy/hematology techniques, laboratory procedures, electrocardiography and basic pharmacology. Students also learn medical office administration including patient scheduling, billing, medical office coding, insurance and electronic health records management.
The Swedish Institute’s flexible scheduling options include both day and evening classes for the Clinical and Administrative Medical Assistant program.
Employment opportunities include, but are not limited to, physician’s offices, public and private hospitals, inpatient and outpatient facilities, offices of other health practitioners such as chiropractors and optometrists, and in other healthcare settings such as outpatient care centers and nursing homes.
Massage Therapy - Associate in Occupational Studies
Founded in 1916, the Swedish Institute is the oldest school of massage therapy in the United States and has graduated thousands of massage therapists over the past 96 years. The current massage therapy program is a 64 semester credit hour program that can be completed in as little as 16 months and graduates receive an Associate in Occupational Studies degree in Massage Therapy. Full time and part time study is available and classes are offered at various times throughout the day and evening. Graduates are eligible to sit for the New York State Licensing Examination in Massage Therapy.
The Institute has one of the most comprehensive massage therapy programs in the country in terms of curriculum hours, emphasis on therapeutic understanding, clinical training, and integration of Western and Eastern techniques. The dynamic curriculum develops strong skills in Western and Eastern styles of massage, with an emphasis on careful assessment and treatment, professional development and business practices.
Employment opportunities range from private practice to working in spas, health clubs, on cruise ships, in hospitals and in conjunction with other health professionals.
Surgical Technologist - Associate in Occupational Studies
The Surgical Technologist program prepares students to become an integral part of the surgical team. As a health professional whose primary responsibility is assisting and attending the surgeon, the Surgical Technologist usually works under pressure, with focused concentration, speed and accuracy for extended periods of time. The integrative approach at Swedish Institute will prepare students to work in this important field while caring for themselves and their patients. Students learn anatomy and physiology, surgical procedures, and safe and effective conditions required for surgery. Through laboratory and hands-on practice, students learn proper procedures for creating and maintaining sterile conditions, setting up the operating room, and the preparation of equipment and instruments in advance of surgery.
The Surgical Technologist program is 94.5 quarter-credit hour program that takes full-time students 18 months to complete and leads to an Associate in Occupational Studies degree. Surgical Technologists work in a variety of settings such as hospital surgical departments, outpatient surgical centers, physician’s offices, ambulatory surgical centers and in the private sector in medical sales, product development and education.