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Online Medical Assistant School

Our self-paced program covers everything you need to know to become a Medical Assistant.

Program Length:

Complete in as little as 4 months

Program Tuition:

$1539 with $79 Monthly Payments or $1239 Pay in Full


CMAA exam
CCMA exam

Job Growth:

18% growth expected by 2030*

Program Length:

Complete in as little as 4 months

Program Tuition:

$1539 with $79 Monthly Payments or $1239 Pay in Full


CPC-A exam
CCA exam

Job Growth:

29K+ new jobs expected by 2030*

Online Medical Assistant School

100% Online. Take classes on your phone. Study any time. Go at your own pace. Program can be completed in as little as 4 months. Start Today! Medical Assistants are the core 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 rapidly and so are the job opportunities for Medical Assistants. Your medical assistant training will make you an important part of the healthcare team.

Prepare for your Medical Assistant Certification

In addition to earning your Medical Assistant Certificate through U.S. Career Institute, we help prepare you to become a Certified Medical Assistant. Our medical assistant program is designed to prepare you for nationally recognized Medical Assistant Certification Exams. Certification exams are administered by independent third parties. You are not required to take a certification exam, however, taking this additional step can help you market yourself to potential employers and validate your Medical Assisting knowledge.

Medical Assistant Certification Exams you are eligible to take, and we recommend upon graduating from our certificate program include 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 $229 value†.

Be Ready for Your Exam

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

94% of students would recommend us to a friend
Study on your terms 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Military education benefits and MyCAA approved

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 $35,850 a year* as an experienced Medical Assistant!

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


Affordable monthly payment

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

USCI 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

Custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal.

USCI has custom learning materials

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

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

USCI all-inclusive program

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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 Assistant Training List
  • 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 $35,850 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.

Join the thousands who have trained with U.S. Career Institute. Get started on your online medical assistant program today and be ready to work in as little as four months!

Online Medical Assistant FAQ's

Aniyah Greenwade

Meet Aniyah Greenwade, Medical Assistant graduate from U.S. Career Institute. Aniyah found U.S. Career Institute to be affordable and flexible which allowed her to work around her busy schedule. After completing the program Aniyah was able to pass the CCMA exam, offered by NHA and start a career in the medical field.

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 Institutes 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 $35,850 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: Leslie Ballentine

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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Assistants, on the internet at, (visited October 1, 2021). 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 $229 towards the cost of the CCMA or CMAA Certification Exam, practice test and study materials.