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Online Medical Assistant
Certification Program

IN-DEMAND

5 DAY MONEY-BACK COMMITMENT

SELF-PACED

IN-DEMAND

SELF-PACED

5 DAY MONEY-BACK COMMITMENT

U.S. Career Institute’s Online Medical Assistant School offers a 100% online program that allows you to study any time, any place, even on your phone.

Medical Assistant Estimated Time of Completion

Estimated Length of program:
4-7 months, self-paced. Start learning today - no waiting period.

Medical Assistant Certification

Certification:
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)

USCI Medical Assistant Earnings

Earnings:
$38,270* based on statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook.

USCI Medical Assitant Tuition

Tuition:
Payment Plan: $79/month**
($1,539* total)
Pay-in-Full: $1,239 Tuition
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Medical Assistant Program Goal

Program Goal:
To prepare students to take the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam and gain entry-level employment as a medical assistant.

Medical Assistant Class Format

Class Format:
Online – Computer or Phone

Our Medical Assistant classes are designed to prepare you for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam administered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Your CCMA exam fee, study guide and practice test are included in your tuition – a $243 value!†

USCI has custom learning materials
DEAC Accredited

Accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.

USCI has custom learning materials
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.

USCI has custom learning materials
Career Coach Program

Your tuition includes access to instructors, learning materials, student services, and one-on-one career coaching with a career advisor. $400 Value**

USCI has custom learning materials
Salary Up to $38,270

Medical Assistant professionals are paid a competitive salary – up to $38,270 per year!*

USCI has custom learning materials
14% Job Growth by 2032*

Medical Assistant jobs are projected to increase 14% by 2032* according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

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.

Graduates of the Medical Assisting course will have 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.

Online Medical Assistant Program Overview
  • Build a fundamental understanding of the human body and medical terminology as they apply to medical assisting.
  • Skillfully perform and document routine medical clinical procedures according to current office protocol.
  • Respond appropriately to medical emergencies and other common medical conditions in the medical office.
  • Effectively explain exams, diagnostics, therapies and insurance requirements to patients in the workplace.
  • Employ legal and ethical standards related to patient confidentiality within the healthcare community environment.
  • Understand and perform safe practices within the healthcare environment.

What You'll Learn

  • 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

    QUICK FACTS

    Lessons: 27

    Quizzes: 27

    Clock Hours: 495

    Complete in as little as 4 months

Curriculum Breakdown

Your Online Medical Assistant School Classes are broken down into 4 units.

Instruction Pack I introduces students to the medical assistant career. Students learn how to handle many common medical front office procedures—from scheduling appointments to prioritizing data to filing methods. Students gain a strong foundation in medical terminology. Additionally, students discover the role medical records play and gain a basic understanding of electronic records. Students also work with common first-aid situations and procedures that they may deal with as medical assistants. After examining common clinical equipment, students practice interpersonal communication skills—both verbal and written.

Instruction Pack II provides students an overview of human anatomy. Students learn to properly explain, take and record patients’ vital signs with the help of their Virtual Lab. In addition, students learn basic OSHA and CDC safety regulations and procedures for the medical office—from the reception area to emergency procedures. Students discover the basics of how health insurance works and get hands-on practice creating patient profiles and scheduling appointments with cloud-based software. Students wrap up by learning how to assist with patient exams.

Instruction Pack III begins with important ethical and legal issues that they may encounter. Then, students are introduced to the clinic, where students examine their role in assisting with blood and body fluid testing procedures. Students’ front-office skills grow with information on coordination of benefits, timely filing and claims reimbursement. Students learn nutrition basics and how what a person eats influences overall health. They also learn to apply an understanding of how the mind works to a career as a medical assistant. Finally, students continue in the lab with bacterial testing and common bacterial diseases.

Instruction Pack IV allows students to become familiar with common patient therapies, such as ROM exercises, hot and cold treatments and treatments that patients can use at home. Students then discover the basics of pharmacology and how to assist with special examinations. Students learn assisting skills for minor surgical procedures, as well as how to prepare and administer medications. The course concludes with a real-world practicum on all aspects of the Medical Assisting course.
Kaylah Thornton Instructor

Kaylah Thornton, B.S., RN
Medical Assistant Program Instructor/Course Expert

Meet the Instructor

At U.S. Career Institute, our dedicated team of course experts, instructors and instructor assistants are committed to developing and delivering high-quality curriculum. Our qualified Medical Assistant instructor Kaylah Thornton, not only possesses extensive qualifications but has also actively worked in the field. This firsthand experience allows her to provide invaluable support to ensure the success of our aspiring Medical Assistant students. Kaylah Thornton obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Azusa Pacific University. As a Registered Nurse, she has provided nursing care in a variety of specialties, including surgical, orthopedics, neurology, cardiology and rehabilitation. In her nursing position, Kaylah monitored, documented and communicated patient conditions to a multidisciplinary care team. She collaborated with numerous disciplines to coordinate patient care, including patient transfer, discharge, referral and spiritual/psychosocial needs. Kaylah evaluated the learning needs of patients and families and educated them as needed.

Meet the Instructor

Kaylah Thornton Instructor

Kaylah Thornton, B.S., RN
Medical Assistant Program Instructor/Course Expert

At U.S. Career Institute, our dedicated team of course experts, instructors and instructor assistants are committed to developing and delivering high-quality curriculum. Our qualified Medical Assistant instructor Kaylah Thornton, not only possesses extensive qualifications but has also actively worked in the field. This firsthand experience allows her to provide invaluable support to ensure the success of our aspiring Medical Assistant students. Kaylah Thornton obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Azusa Pacific University. As a Registered Nurse, she has provided nursing care in a variety of specialties, including surgical, orthopedics, neurology, cardiology and rehabilitation. In her nursing position, Kaylah monitored, documented and communicated patient conditions to a multidisciplinary care team. She collaborated with numerous disciplines to coordinate patient care, including patient transfer, discharge, referral and spiritual/psychosocial needs. Kaylah evaluated the learning needs of patients and families and educated them as needed.



USCI Student Testimonial Quote

A Medical Assistant at my physician’s office recommended this to me, it is exactly what she said it was. Easy lessons, no requirement to begin a program, very very inexpensive and you can pick a payment plan and they are also very good at communicating with you if you have questions.

E. Sorenson
Medical Assistant Student

USCI Student Testimonial Quote

I finally found U.S. Career Institute and I couldn’t be happier. The program is extremely affordable, and self-paced! This allows me to be able to still achieve my goals while balancing school and work, without tons of stress! I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for very flexible, low stress schooling!

Elizabeth A.
Medical Assistant Student


Successful Student, 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.



Median Salary

$38,270*

Number of Jobs

764,400*

Job Growth

14%*


Certification

Upon graduation from our medical assistant program, you will receive your U.S. Career Institute Certificate of Completion attesting to your accomplishment. U.S. Career Institute's Online Medical Assistant certificate course prepares you to sit for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). The average CCMA exam pass rate for U.S. Career Institute graduate’s is 91% vs. the National Average of 77%. Included with our course, we cover the cost of your CCMA certification exam, study guide and practice test – a $243 value!†

State 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.

IMPORTANT State Licensing Requirements: Click here for more information.

U.S. Career Institute is committed to making your Medical Assistant education affordable. Tuition includes electronic lesson books, supplements, instructor assistance, and career support for graduates. You can start your new career without a mountain of debt.

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$1,239

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OPTION 2:
Monthly Auto Payments

$1,539*

  • $79 Monthly Payment
  • First payment: $79**
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*Plus one-time $29 application charge.
**First payment includes $50 down payment and $29 application charge. Application charge is non-refundable.

Money-Back Commitment

U.S. Career Institute offers an iron clad money-back commitment to its students. After you receive your first lesson, you have 5 full days to review and evaluate. After reviewing the lesson, if you think our program is not the best route for you; contact us, return any materials and we will refund the full amount paid. No questions asked.


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.

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.

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.

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.

IMPORTANT State Licensing Requirements: Click here for more information.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Medical Assistant's have a median salary of $38,270 per year*.

U.S. Career Institute proudly offers an affordable online option that costs only $1,239 when you pay in full! Payment plans are also available!

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.

There are many different environments a medical assistant can work including doctor’s offices, hospitals, outpatient facilities, government facilities, medical laboratories, and nursing care.

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.

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.!

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.