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Online Medical Assistant School

Medical Assistant School
Medical Assistant School

The USCI online Medical Assistant School offers 100% online classes that allow you to study any time, any place, on your phone.

If you’re looking to start a fulfilling career in the healthcare industry, becoming a Medical Assistant can be an excellent choice. With our online Medical Assistant school, you can develop valuable skills that will allow you to take vital signs, assist doctors and nurses, help patients, and work with patient records. You’ll graduate with the confidence to pursue exciting job opportunities in various settings, including hospitals, medical labs, nursing care facilities, and doctors’ offices.

With your Medical Assistant training, you will be entering an in-demand career where you will become an essential member of any healthcare team, making meaningful differences in patients' lives every day. At U.S. Career Institute, we’re committed to preparing you for important Medical Assistant Certification Exams. Don’t wait! take the first step toward a rewarding career and enroll in our online program today!

  • Our online classes are designed to prepare you for certification exams offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA):
    ◦ Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
    Your CCMA exam fees are included in your tuition- up to a $243 value†.
  • Medical Assistant jobs are projected to increase 14% by 2032* according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Medical Assistant professionals are paid a competitive salary – up to $38,270 per year!*
  • U.S. Career Institute is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.
  • Classes are self-paced, making them flexible and giving you the option to complete the program when it works best for you and your schedule.
  • 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 course outline, goals, and outcomes please visit our Course Outline page.

Medical Assistant Course

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 positions in a physician’s office or healthcare facility. Upon completion of the program, 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 programs, you can complete coursework at home on your schedule. The program is designed to prepare graduates for their careers and to pass important certification exams, the CCMA. For all people taking these certifications in 2022:

  • USCI graduate’s average CCMA exam pass rate was 91% vs. National Average 77%

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

Online Medical Assistant school training outcomes

Aniyah Greenwade

Meet Aniyah Greenwade, a graduate of 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.

Online Medical Assistant school training tuition and financing

Medical Assistant Program Tuition and Financing

We strive to ensure all our programs are 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. Invest in yourself today!

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

Medical Assistant FAQ's

Q. How can I become a Medical Assistant?
A. Starting a career as a Medical Assistant typically requires a HS diploma or equivalent. Certification and formal training through an accredited institution can also help you gain employment. 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 the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam, to learn more about the certification process, visit our Career and Certifications page.
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Q. What does a Medical Assistant do?
A. Taking medical histories and recording the vital signs of patients are some of the responsibilities of an MA. They also complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. To learn more about what Medical Assistants do, check out our blog.
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Q. Do I need to get Certified as a Medical Assistant?
A. Although certification can help with employment, certification requirements vary by state, so it is important to check your state requirements to determine if certification is required.
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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. 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. There are many different environments a medical assistant can work including 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 this 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 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, you can do it in as little as 4 months. On average, our online Medical Assistant program is completed in 7 months.

What is 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. Upon graduation, you will be able to start your career with the confidence and knowledge needed to be successful.

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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook on the internet at Medical Assistants (visited September 26, 2023). 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 Certification Exam, practice test and study materials.