Professional Development

Clinical Medical Specialist

What does a Clinical Medical Specialist do?

Through the Clinical Medical Specialist career training, you will learn the combined skills of a phlebotomist and medical assistant, preparing yourself to stand out with clinical expertise. These specialists work alongside physicians assisting with minor procedures as well as interacting with patients.

Where Can You Work?

Typically, clinical medical specialists work in inpatient or outpatient medical facilities or busy hospitals.


32 Weeks


Training Materials Provided



Clinical Medical Specialist


Healthcare employment is projected to grow by 13% from 2021 to 2031, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This means that over the next decade there will be nearly 2 million new positions available for those interested in healthcare.

Skills Learned

Upon completion of this training, you’ll be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the soft skill expectations of an allied healthcare professional
  • Grasp the importance of customer service, communication skills and professionalism
  • Comply with HIPAA/HITECH, OSHA, CMS and other healthcare regulations and laws as they apply to patient information
  • Handle laboratory specimens, assemble and maintain equipment such as needles and specimen containers
  • Provide patient education
  • Collect blood and non-blood specimens for testing and analyzing in a clinical laboratory
  • Verify patients’ identities to ensure proper labeling of specimens and entry of information into a database

Courses - 32 Weeks

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Clinical Medical Specialist Job Possibilities

Clinical Medical Assistant


$24,000 – $46,000

Laboratory Assistant


$26,000 – $49,000

Medical Technologist


$36,000 – $64,000

Certification Information

Upon completing your training, you’ll be qualified to earn 3 different certifications including the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Certification, Certified Medical Administrative Assistant Certification, and the Certified Phlebotomy Technician Certification by the National Healthcareer Association.


Certified Phlebotomy Technician

The CPT exam ensures you are knowledgeable and fully prepared to work as a phlebotomy technician in a clinical environment.


Certified Medical Administrative Assistant

The Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certificate helps you gain the skills to provide administrative support in a medical setting. Demonstrate your expertise in the field and become qualified for a number of administrative duties, as well as direct contact with patients in clinical settings.


Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) certification can help you stand out in the world of medical assistants and allows you to join the workforce with an advantage.

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Payment Options

Credit Card

Pay in full using any major credit card, PayPal, or Venmo. Select “credit card” as your payment option.


Short-term Loan

Apply for PayPal Credit and pay zero interest if your balance is paid in full within 6-months. Complete a quick application and you’ll receive a credit decision within seconds.

Program Comparison

Emerge Education
Community College
Program & Tuition Cost
$4,000 average
Up to $20,000
Exam Fees, Books & Materials
Up to $750
Job Ready In
3–6 months
24–48 months
Schedule Flexibility
On-demand 24/7
Set class schedule
Travel Requirements
None: 100% online
On-campus classrooms
Student Support
Personal Advisors: text, call and email access
Professors: scheduled office hours
Career Coaching
Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers
Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit
Content Delivery
3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning
Professor lectures

Meet Your Training Specialist

Lauren Holubec is your Training Specialist. She is here to help you understand the program, payment options and succeed! Get in touch with Lauren to learn more about the program and how to achieve your career goals. If you are a manager interested in group enrollment, please contact Lauren directly so she can assist you with the enrollment process.


How long does it take to become a Clinical Medical Specialist?

You will complete the courses in this program over 32 weeks, making students job-ready in 8 months. The program is flexible, allowing for assignments to be completed anytime, from anywhere, 24/7.

Do these courses count for college credit?

No, these courses do not count for college credit

Is the Clinical Medical Specialist career training online?

Yes, our training program is fully online and asynchronous.