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28 Weeks




What Does A Medical Assistant Do?

A Medical Assistant helps take care of patients under the administration of licensed healthcare professionals and physicians. 

Medical Assistants are valuable healthcare professionals who are well-rounded in many skills, such as administering medications, taking vital signs, helping with minor procedures, educating patients, recording medical histories, preparing rooms for examinations, and managing laboratory specimens. Depending on the healthcare facility’s location, size, and specialty, a Medical Assistant’s responsibilities may vary.

Where Does A Medical Assistant Work?

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


High School Diploma or GED

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Course registration & payment

Training Materials Provided

Expert-led video based training

eBooks: Kinn’s Medical Administrative Assistant & Kinn’s Clinical Medical Assistant Textbook

Competency assessments

National Certification exam fee



Between 2020-2030, the job market for Medical Assistants is estimated to increase by 18%, more rapidly on average when compared to all jobs. Each year, there are almost 105,000 job openings, according to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

In 2020, a Medical Assistant’s median annual wage was $35,850, and the top 10% made over $50,580, reports the BLS. Outpatient care centers, doctor’s offices, and hospitals are the dominant industries for Medical Assistants.

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 


Professionalism in Allied Health
Medical Office Procedures and Administration
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology
Clinical Medical Assisting



$21,000 – $42,000

Medical Office Assistant
Sterile Processing Tech entering in data in computer for processing.

$24,000 – $46,000

Medical Assistant
Sterile Processing Technician starting sterile machine.

$20,000 – $40,000

Doctor’s Assistant


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).



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.


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.


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 or Meritize.

Complete the course registration process to reserve your seat using one of these options.


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. 


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


Program & Tuition Cost
$4,000 average
Up to $20,000
Exam Fees, Books & Materials
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


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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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