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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

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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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How to Become a Medical Assistant

Step 1:
Earn Your HS Diploma or Equivalent

Step 2:
Research and Verify all State and Local Requirements
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 Medical Assistant Program
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 Medical Assistant Certification
While medical assistant 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. 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), be sure to do your research and choose the best option for you.

Step 5:
Start Working*

*If you would like to perform clinical medical assisting duties, your employer may require an externship in a clinical setting prior to employment.


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 $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 Assistant...no 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!


Medical Assistant FAQ's

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 Medial 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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IMPORTANT State Licensing Requirements: Click here for more information.

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 $34,800 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 nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission defines, maintains, and promotes educational excellence in distance education institutions.
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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 accredited online medical assistant school program is completed in 7 weeks.

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.

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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 http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes319092.htm. [June 4, 2019]. For more information, click here.
**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 http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes319092.htm. [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.