Become a Certified Medical Assistant

Our online Medical Assistant program prepares you to perform both the clinical and administrative duties required in a medical facility. Become a valuable part of a healthcare team and make a daily positive impact on patients’ lives.

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28 Weeks

Program Length

CCMA, CMAA

Certifications

$4,000.00

TUITION

National Healthcareer Association logo

Issuing Authority

What does a Medical Assistant do?

A Certified Medical Assistant is a valuable part of the healthcare team who provides patient care under the supervision of a physician and other licensed healthcare providers.

Certified Medical Assistants are multi-skilled healthcare professionals who may administer medications, assist with minor procedures, record vital signs, take medical histories, prepare patients and rooms for examinations, handle laboratory specimens, provide patient education and more. Their responsibilities vary with the location, specialty and size of the healthcare facility.

Where does a Medical Assistant work?

Medical assistants work alongside physicians in doctors’ offices, hospitals, outpatient care centers and chiropractors’ offices.

  • Requirements

  • Training Materials Provided

Medical Assistant

Outcomes

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the job market for medical assistants from 2020-2030 is projected to grow by 18%, much faster than average compared to all occupations. About 104,400 job openings are projected for each year.

The BLS reports the median annual wage for a medical assistant in 2020 was $35,850, and the highest 10% earned more than $50,580. The top industries in which they work include outpatient care centers, hospitals and doctors’ offices.

Skills Learned

Upon completion of this certified medical assistant program, you’ll learn a number of skills, including:

  • Understanding basic human anatomy and utilizing medical terminology to effectively communicate in a healthcare facility
  • Comprehending the use of diagnosis and procedure codes as they relate to electronic health records
  • Recognizing the importance of infection control and environmental safety in general, specialty and surgical practices
  • Understanding specimen collection techniques, cardiopulmonary testing, pharmacology and medication administration
  • Administering medications and assisting with minor procedures
  • Recording vital signs, taking medical histories and preparing patients and rooms for examinations
  • Handling laboratory specimens and providing patient education
  • Complying with HIPAA/HITECH, OSHA and CMS and other healthcare regulations and laws as they apply to patient information 

Courses - 28 Weeks

Professionalism in Allied Health

Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology

Medical Office Procedures and Administration

Clinical Medical Assisting

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Medical Assistant Job Possibilities

In addition to the following payment options, we offer special corporate volume pricing. Visit the Corporate page for details.

Medical Office Assistant

$21,000 - $42,000

ESTIMATED SALARY

Medical Assistant

$24,000 - $46,000

ESTIMATED SALARY

Doctor's Assistant

$20,000 - $40,000

ESTIMATED SALARY

Certificate Information

Upon completion of your medical assistant training, you are eligible to take the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) and Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exams, issued by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).

CCMA

Certified Clinical
Medical Assistant

The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) certification can help you stand out in the world of medical assistants and allows you to join the workforce with an advantage.

CMAA

Certified Medical Administrative Assistant

The Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certificate helps you gain the skills to provide administrative support in a medical setting. Demonstrate your expertise in the field and become qualified for a number of administrative duties, as well as direct contact with patients in clinical settings.

PLEASE NOTE: This program is NOT available to students who plan to work in the state of Washington. Many states have licensing or certification requirements for those performing the role of a Medical Assistant. This program is aligned with and/or prepares candidates for certification or licensure in each state except Washington.

Medical Assistant Online Training Tuition Options

In addition to the following payment options, we offer special corporate volume pricing. Visit the Corporate page for details. 

Pay in full using any major credit card, PayPal or Venmo. Select “credit card” as your payment option. 

 

     

Apply for PayPal Credit and pay zero interest if your balance is paid in full within 6-months. Complete a quick application and you’ll receive a credit decision within seconds. 

 

Pay for your training with an education loan through Sallie Mae. Follow the below steps to begin your registration process.

Complete the course registration process to reserve your seat.

 

Many employers have education programs or will pay for continued education! Select "Corporate Invoice" if you need an invoice to process payment through company training tuition assistance/reimbursement plans. 

 

Download the free brochure below to your HR representative or manager and show them the benefits of gaining additional education!

Apply for a workforce grant through NCWorks and get all or part of your training paid for! Complete the course registration process on this site to reserve your seat. Select “NCWorks Grant” as your payment option. 

Pay in Full

$4,000

ONE TIME COST

Pay in full

Pay in full for your program using PayPal, Venmo or a credit card. 

Payment Plan

$4,000

installments

Flexible payment option

Use PayPal Credit at checkout to receive no-interest payments if paid in full in 6 months. 

Tuition Assistance

$4,000

COMPANY INVOICE

Employer sponsored payment

We accept employer sponsored payments including tuition assistance and tuition reimbursement.

Do you need help paying for your certification program?

Many employers offer education assistance programs. Download the brochures to show your employer the benefit of upskilling their employees.

PROGRAM COMPARISONS


Greensboro College

Community College

Program & Tuition Cost

$4,000 average

Up to $20,000

Exam Fees, Books & Materials

Included

Up to $750

Job Ready In

3–6 months

24–48 months

Schedule Flexibility

On-demand 24/7

Set class schedule

Travel Requirements

None: 100% online

On-campus classrooms

Student Support

Personal Advisors: text, call and email access

Professors: scheduled office hours

Career Coaching

Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers

Exam-based + prerequisites and electives

to meet credit

Content Delivery

3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning

Professor lectures

Meet Your Workforce Training Specialist

Kelly is your Workforce Training Specialist. She is here to help you understand the program, payment options and succeed! Get in touch with Kelly to learn more about the program, Greensboro College and how to achieve your workforce development goals!

FAQ

Certified medical assistants deal with the public directly, so they need to be dependable, great communicators, active listeners and efficient problem solvers. Since certified medical assistants handle numerous clients' health records throughout the day, they should also be well organized and able to multitask effectively with attention to detail.

Most full-time certified medical assistants work a regular 40-hour week. Some work part-time, evenings or weekends.

Certified medical assistants perform administrative and clinical tasks under direct physician supervision. Physician assistants examine, diagnose and treat patients under a collaboration agreement with a physician, who may or may not be on-site.

The duties of a medical assistant vary from one practice to the next and may be limited by state laws. Responsibilities vary from office to office, depending on location, size and specialty. Administrative duties may include the following: answering phone calls, greeting patients, updating and filing patient medical records, scheduling appointments, billing and more. Clinical duties may include the following: taking medical histories, collecting and preparing laboratory specimens, explaining treatment procedures to patients, drawing blood, taking electrocardiograms and more.

Medical assistants are one of the most versatile allied health professionals. They are cross-trained to perform clinical and administrative responsibilities.

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