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Online Medical Assistant School

Medical Assistant School
Medical Assistant School

100% Online. Take classes on your phone. Study anytime. Go at your own pace.

Medical Assistants are the core of any healthcare business, you can earn a rewarding career in the healthcare industry as a Medical Assistant. You will gain valuable skills while attending our online Medical Assistant school. As a graduate, you will take vital signs, help patients, assist doctors and nurses, and work with patient records. These valuable skills will help you find employment as a Medical Assistant in doctors’ offices, hospitals, outpatient facilities, medical labs, and nursing care facilities. The medical field is growing rapidly and so are the job opportunities for Medical Assistants. Your medical assistant training will make you an important part of the healthcare team. U.S. Career Institute will also prepare you for important Medical Assistant Certification Exams.

  • Our Medical Assistant classes are designed to prepare you for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam and the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) both offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
    Your CCMA or CMAA exam fees are included in your tuition- up to a $243 value†.
  • Medical Assistant jobs are projected to increase 18% by 2030* according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Medical Assistant professionals are paid a competitive salary – up to $37,190 per year!*
  • U.S. Career Institute is proud to provide our Career Coach Program which gives you one-on-one access to a Career Advisor.

U.S. Career Institute School Benefits

Affordable monthly paymentAffordable

$79 monthly payments, 5 day risk-free preview and 100% money back commitment.

USCI On-Demand Learning On-demand Learning

100% online and self-paced. No set class schedules so you set the pace and study when you can 24/7.

Mobile Friendly Learning Materials Mobile-Friendly

Custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal.

USCI has custom learning materials Real-world Skills

Focus on real-world skills that will help you gain the knowledge and skills you need for employment and to prepare for industry certifications.

USCI all-inclusive program All-inclusive Program

Your tuition includes access to instructors, learning materials and career support.

USCI all-inclusive program Proven Reputation

A+ BBB Rating, 40 Years in Business, 4.8 out of 5 TrustScore, DEAC Accredited, 97% of students would recommend us to a friend.

Online Medical Assistant school training that fits your life

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

Medical Assistant Outline

What You'll Learn During Your Online Medical Assistant Training

U.S. Career Institute's Medical Assistant course trains students with theoretical instruction and practical skills that prepare students to obtain entry-level, medical assistant positions in a physician’s office or healthcare facility. Upon completion of the course, students will be trained to effectively perform administrative medical office duties and will be familiar with many clinical procedures.

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

Medical Assistant Career Outlook and Certification



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With U.S. Career Institute’s online medical assistant program you can complete coursework at home on your own schedule. The program is designed to prepare graduates for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam and the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) both offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

The average pass rate for all people taking the CCMA certification in 2022 was 77%...average pass rate for our graduates was 91%.

For full career outlook and certification information please visit our career and certification page.

Online Medical Assistant school training Outcomes

Online Medical Assistant school training tuition and financing

Medical Assistant Program Tuition and Financing

We strive to ensure our Medical Assistant program 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.

Want a competitive edge? Take a look at our Medical Assistant Degree Program with low monthly payments of just $139!

Medical Assistant FAQ's

Q. How can I become a Medical Assistant?
A. Becoming a Medical Assistant typically requires a HS diploma or equivalent and formal training through an accredited institution can also be helpful. After completing a recognized program, the next step is to sit for and pass an industry certification exam. Graduates of U.S. Career Institute's Medical Assistant program are eligible to sit for two certification exams including the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam or the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam both through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
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Q. What does a Medical Assistant do?
A. Medical assistants often take medical histories and record vital signs of patients. Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities.
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Q. Do I need to get Certified as a Medical Assistant?
A.Upon graduation from our program, you will receive your U.S. Career Institute Certificate of Completion attesting to your accomplishment. The U.S. Career Institute Medical Assistant program prepares you to sit for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam or the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam, both through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Your CCMA or CMAA exam fees are included in your tuition.
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Q. Does this meet my Medical Assisting state requirements?
A. 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.
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Q. What is the salary for a Medical Assistant?
A. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Medical assistants have a median salary of $37,190 per year*. Job growth is projected to increase much faster than average in the next several years.
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Q. How much does a Medical Assistant Course cost?
A. Tuition for this program is $1,239 total when you pay in full. Payment plans are also available.
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Q. Is this Medical Assistant Program accredited?
A. U.S. Career Institute is Accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.
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Q. Where Can I Work as a Medical Assistant?
A. Demand for highly skilled medical assistants can be found in doctor’s offices, hospitals, outpatient facilities, government facilities, medical laboratories, and nursing care.
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Q. What skills will I learn in this Medical Assistant program?
A. Skills covered in the Medical Assistant Program include Medical Terminology, Anatomy, First Aid, Preparing Patients for Exams, Minor Surgical Procedures, Preparing and Administering Medications, Medical Insurance, Front Office Procedures, Patient Therapies, Pharmacology, Bookkeeping Techniques, and other Allied Health basics.
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People Also Ask

How much does online medical assistant school cost?
While our online medical assistant school is not free, we strive to offer low-cost tuition and offer monthly payment plans. In fact, our tuition and monthly payment plans are so low that we do not offer federal financial aid or loans.

How long does online medical assistant school take?
When you enroll in our self-paced medical assisting program, you choose how much you study each week. If you want to learn medical assisting and become a medical assistant, you can do it in as little as 4 months. On average, our online medical assistant school program is completed in 7 months.

Is this the best online medical assistant school?
We firmly believe that USCI is the top online medical assistant school in the nation. Our curriculum is laid out in easy to learn step-by-step lessons. When you graduate you will be prepared to take the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant exam and the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant exam both offered by the NHA to confirm your knowledge in Medical Assisting.

Is there a U.S. Career Institute medical assistant school near me?
Our online medical assistant school delivers its curriculum on the internet. Where could be closer than your own home? The convenience of online classes makes it easier for our students to fit their studies into their busy lives.

Content updated by: Holly Cook

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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Assistants, on the internet at, (visited June 1, 2022). Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.
†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 $243 towards the cost of the CCMA or CMAA Certification Exam, practice test and study materials.