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Online Medical Assistant School

Medical Assistants are the backbone of any healthcare business, including hospitals and doctors' offices. As a graduate from this online Medical Assistant school, you will take vital signs, assist doctors and nurses, and work with patient records. The medical field is growing and so are the job opportunities for Medical Assistants. Your medical assistant training will make you an important part of the healthcare team.

Why Choose Medical Assisting?

Healthcare is huge! The ever-increasing number of patients and hospital admissions is driving growth in healthcare services. It takes a lot of support to provide quality care for so many people.

Employment in the fast-growing Medical Assistant field offers you a wide range of opportunities for excitement, fulfillment and advancement. Every physician's office, hospital, outpatient facility, medical laboratory and nursing care facility needs men and women who know what it takes to help patients, handle records and assist doctors and nurses with the utmost in caring and service. So whether you want a career as Medical Assistant in a hospital, doctor's office, governmental facility or laboratory, this online Medical Assistant school program will start you on the road to your medical assisting dream job in the dynamic, in-demand healthcare industry.

Online Medical Assistant School

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Medical Assistant School

As a Medical Assistant, you'll be a well-respected professional playing a crucial role in the world of healthcare. You will meet fascinating people and find great satisfaction working side-by-side with doctors, nurses and physician assistants. Plus, you can earn up to $33,610 a year* as an experienced Medical Assistant!


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Education benefits and MyCAA approved.


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How to Become a Medical Assistant

Step 1:
Earn Your HS Diploma or Equivalent

Step 2:
Research and Verify all State and Local Requirement
A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state.

Step 3:
Get Formal Training through an Accredited Institution
While formal training is not required, it can be helpful in seeking employment in this field, it can be challenging to find a doctor that is willing to hire an untrained applicant. Medical Assistant programs are available at the Certificate and Associate Degree levels, with both online and on-campus options available. Courses typically cover topics like medical terminology, medical records, medical equipment and supplies, body systems and anatomy, vital signs, how to conduct basic medical tasks and procedures including medical exams, tests, cultures, and specimens. Patient therapies and medications, as well as patient communication and safety are also key course material.

Step 4:
Obtain Clinical Experience
If you would like to perform clinical medical assisting duties, you will be required to complete an externship in a clinical setting prior to employment.

Step 5:
Obtain Certification
While certification is not required in this field, it is highly recommended. Employers are more likely to hire Certified Medical Assistants. It shows them you have the knowledge and skills to perform well in a role as a Medical Assistant. Once you have entered the field it can also be the next step to securing a better paying position in the field if you did not obtain prior to employment. Several certification options are available including the Certified Clinical Medial Assistant (CCMA) exam or the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam both through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), be sure to do your research and choose the best option for you.

Step 6:
Start Working

What You'll Learn During Your Online Medical Assistant Training

Our online Medical Assistant program is now available with Electronic or Hard Copy Lesson Books! Click here for more information.

  • Medical Terminology
  • Introduction to Anatomy
  • First Aid Procedures
  • Preparing Patients for Exams
  • Minor Surgical Procedures
  • Preparing and Administering Medications
  • Medical Insurance 101
  • Front Office Procedures
  • Patient Therapies
  • Pharmacology
  • Communication Skills
  • Bookkeeping Techniques

For the full Medical Assistant course outline, please visit our Course Outline page.

Medical Assistant Course That Fits Your Life

In as little as four months you can be ready to start making $33,610 a year* as a Medical Assistant. And our self-paced online medical assistant training means you can study anytime, anywhere. With this online medical assistant certificate course, there are no in-person medical assistant classes to attend and no schedules to keep. Our Medical Assistant program will teach you everything you need to know to start working as a Medical previous medical experience needed.

Medical Assistant Training that fits your life
Online Medical Assistant Tuition and Financing

Medical Assistant Program Tuition and Financing

We strive to ensure our online Medical Assistant course is both flexible and affordable. This is why we offer low, monthly payment options for every student. We are committed to providing you with a high-quality education at an affordable price. Make an investment in yourself today!

For more information, please visit our Tuition and Financing page.

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*With experience, all wage data is based on figures from the U.S Dept. of Labor's BLS website, professional associations and/or 3rd party resources website. Figures for this occupation were obtained at [June 4, 2019]. For more information, click here.
†Provided in form of reimbursement when the following terms are met: Student submits receipt issued by NHA, has successfully completed the course and has paid tuition in full. Reimbursement is for up to $229 towards the cost of the CCMA or CMAA Certification Exam, practice test and study materials.