Medical assistant degree programs teach the skills needed to join the field of medical assisting. Today, the most employable medical assistants are those with a formal medical assistant degree from an accredited school.
The most common type of medical assistant degree is the associate’s degree. Medical assistant certificates and diplomas are also popular options, though their level of education is not as high as that of a medical assistant degree at the associate’s level.
Associate’s Degrees in Medical Assisting
Associate’s degrees in medical assisting are generally offered through trade and vocational schools or through junior and community colleges, and some universities. Associate’s degree programs can usually be completed within about two years.
Medical assisting associate’s degrees are designed to provide practical training in medical assisting, including background medical knowledge, hands-on clinical skills, and foundation knowledge in general education topics. Core courses are geared toward basic medical assistant job functions.
Medical assistant degree programs usually include an externship to give students hands-on experience working as a medical assistant in a live clinical setting.
Choosing the Right Medical Assistant Degree Program
While exploring programs, there are a few factors students are generally advised to be aware of. The most significant factor is accreditation.
Medical assistant degree programs are normally accredited through a known regulatory organization such as the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or the Accreditation Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). Graduating from an accredited degree program allows greater career potential in many aspects, including the ability to gain certification. During initial research, be sure to inquire about a program’s accreditation.
Other factors to think about are:
- Career Services – Is the degree program offered by a school that provides career services such as resume and job interview assistance, or recruiting connections?
- Online Learning – Does the degree program provide online classes, online library resources or access to online course materials?
- Teaching Staff – Is information about the teaching staff available online? Is the staff experienced in the fields in which they teach?
Getting and comparing information on at least 2-3 degree programs is a good approach for students to take.
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College of Westchester
Since 1915, The College of Westchester (CW) has focused on the career success of its students. CW’s academic programs are carefully designed to provide the skills and competencies most desired by employers. Our campus environment is highly personal and our culture centers on service to students. CW faculty is selected based on experience, credentials and a caring attitude to bring real world knowledge to the classroom. The College’s technologies and web-enhanced learning tools give students anywhere, anytime connectivity to courses, professors, classmates and services. The College of Westchester offers an exceptional experience that can lead to a lifetime of achievement and success.
At Remington College, we offer a variety of educational programs.
While no reputable school can guarantee employment after graduation, our programs are designed with an emphasis on helping students to prepare for entry-level employment in various career fields.
This combination of traditional teaching methods along with practical classroom experience provides an opportunity for students to apply and practice their knowledge and skills.
Not sure which program is right for you? Remington College understands that choosing a career path can be stressful for some students. That’s why we have admissions staff available to students in order to help them find an area of study that is right for them.
Some programs that may be available in your area:
- Criminal Justice
- Medical Assisting
- Pharmacy Technician
Why choose Remington College?
- Small class sizes
- Day or evening classes available in select programs
- Career focused educational programs
- Financial aid available for those who qualify
Simply fill out the form to receive more information about Remington College.
Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career-focused education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience.
At Keiser University, you will find a warm, friendly community with faculty and staff truly committed to your success. Our small class sizes, individualized attention, and one-class-at-a-time schedules create a positive learning environment where you can excel. Whether your goal is to prepare for a new career or to advance with your current employer, Keiser University is designed around your needs.
h3. Keiser University Advantage
- Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degree programs
- Day, Evening, and Online Classes
- Financial Aid to Those Who Qualify
- Job Placement Assistance Available
- Military-friendly, scholarships for qualified active duty personnel, Veterans, and dependants. Yellow Ribbon program participant, approved for Veterans training
Programs and delivery format vary by campus. Courses are subject to change.
Keiser University’s programs and curriculum remain in-line with technology and workforce trends, helping you develop the skills and qualifications necessary to succeed in today’s job market. Our career-focused programs make it possible for you to graduate in less time than you may think.
Keiser University is a private, not-for-profit university.
Find out where the future can take you with an outstanding college education. At Platt College, you’ll find the career-specific programs and training for the careers you really want. Come explore a variety of career paths that fit your lifestyle in a positive learning environment that combines real-world experience with small, private college instruction. Classes are conveniently scheduled during morning or evening hours to work around outside employment commitments. For working adults, Platt’s curriculum offers a way to continue earning a living while studying for a new career.
Enroll in a New Future at Vista College
Earn a Certificate, Diploma or Associate Degree in one of many careers!
Vista College offers numerous educational programs in Business, Healthcare, Technology and many other trades. Get the edge you need when looking for a new career or seeking to move up in your current occupation. The focused instruction and hands-on training offered at Vista College helps prepare you for the day-to-day challenges you’ll face in the real world.
Select from the following programs at Vista College:
Certificates and Diplomas
- Business Administration
- Personal Fitness Trainer
- Dental Assistant
- Massage Therapy
- Electrical Technician
- Medical Assistant
- Medical Office Specialist
- Medical Insurance Billing and Coding
- Construction Technology
- Information Technology
- Vocational/Practical Nurse
- Business Management
- Business Management-Accounting
- Business Management-Human Resources
- Construction Management
- Criminal Justice
- Medical Assistant
- Information Technology
- Medical Insurance Billing and Coding
- Network Administration *online only
- Trades Management-Electrical Technician
- Trades Management-HVAC
- Veterinary Technician
- Medical Lab Technician
- Patient Care Technician
- Dental Assistant
- Business Management *online only
Vista College offers detailed instruction and in-depth training. We also provide additional tools you’ll need to gain a competitive edge in your job search after graduation.
Take advantage of these Vista College services:
- Day or evening classes
- Learn from industry experts
- Convenient class schedules
- Career Services Assistance for graduates
- Financial aid available for those who qualify
- Plus much more!
*Not all programs offered at all locations.
Enroll in a fresh start today at Vista College!
Vista College is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE).
Vista College is recognized as being a military friendly college through the Servicemembers Opportunities Colleges (SOC)
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Vista College is institutionally accredited by the Council on Occupational Education, 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300 Suite 325 Atlanta Georgia 30350, (770) 396-3898.
Vista College online campus is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges – ACCSC. 2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302 Arlington, VA 22201
Southern Technical College
Whether you need to upgrade your skills or change careers, Southern Technical College has the right program to fit your needs. Let us show you how to get the skills you need in a short amount of time so that you can get into a new career fast!
What makes Southern Technical College for you?
- Convenient Locations
- Financial Assistance For Those Who Qualify
- Hands-On Training
- Small Classes/Individualized Attention
- Career Placement Assistance
- Morning or Evening Classes Available
Why Choose Southern Technical College:
- Industry Experienced Instructors
- Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
- Licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education
Financial Assistance and Availability
The financial aid team at Southern Technical College is committed to helping you find ways to finance your education. Our team is trained to help you overcome the financial obstacles that may be standing in the way of your education.
Southern Technical College participates in several of the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Financial Aid Programs, which are generally available to those who qualify. Visit www.studentaid.ed.gov for more information, learn more about the types of financial aid available, and consumer information, or contact your local campus to speak member of our financial aid team
Career Placement Assistance
Our career service advisors can help you with resume writing, interviewing skills, employer contacts, and the latest job search techniques. We have years of experience in helping graduates gain employment in great jobs with great companies, and we are ready to help you, too! We cannot guarantee your success, but STC has an excellent record of helping graduates find and keep jobs in their field of study. Success after graduation depends on many factors, and we are here to help you along the way!
Berks Technical Institute
Flexible Programs at BTI
At BTI, we understand that not everyone can take classes during the day. Many of our students have hectic work schedules, families to care for or both. If you need a career training program with evening classes or even online options, our flexible ASB/AST Degree and Diploma programs are a great place to start. (Please Note: Some classes may not be offered in the evening. )
Who Should Consider Our Flexible Program Options?
If you’re employed or a parent, our flexible ASB/AST Degree and Diploma programs are a great way to earn your credential while making a living and taking care of your family. Learn more below.
Our evening courses are great for Parents
If you’re a parent, you know how hectic life can get. Often the evenings are the only times you can get anything accomplished. At Berks Technical Institute, we want to help you succeed and the time of day doesn’t matter. In the mornings, in the afternoon, or in the evenings, we want to be here to help you.
Spencerian College has been educating students since 1892 and is part of the Sullivan University system which is Kentucky’s largest private college system with over 6,000 students. Spencerian offers career-focused curriculums in business, medical and technical fields. Spencerian College is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award certificates, diplomas, and Associate degree programs. The mission of Spencerian College is to provide men and women with quality training for careers in the business, technical and health care professions.
At Brightwood College, we offer accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience focused on helping you gain skills for your chosen career.
We keep education relevant by employing instructors with real-world experience in the field, who bring their career backgrounds to the classroom. Our programs are continually assessed by faculty, staff and members of the business and education communities to help ensure your studies align with your career goals. Programs offered by Brightwood College focus on local employment needs, in areas such as allied health, nursing and technical and professional programs.
Within the classroom, it is our mission to not only provide vocational training, but to help you develop the professional skills, values, attitudes and strategies that will enhance your potential for success on campus, in your career and through life.
The success of our students is our greatest success. Because when our students succeed, we’ve completed the job we set out to do: empower the courageous, and enable real and relevant change.
The Most Direct Path to Your New Career
Our Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree programs emphasize a fast and focused method without sacrificing the quality education that students and employers demand. We constantly research the job market to make certain we are offering those career programs in which the greatest job growth is expected. We proudly offer the most direct path to your new career! To find out more, complete the Request More Information form or call and talk with an Admissions Representative at the Virginia College campus nearest you.
Career Placement Assistance
Once you have the degree, do you know how to begin your new career? Maybe you’re looking for a new profession, or just want to move ahead in the one that you already have. At Virginia College, our Career Development associates stand ready to assist you in obtaining or enhancing your career wherever you are…helping you with job placement services well beyond graduation! To find out more, complete the Request for More Information or call and talk with an Admissions Representative at the Virginia College campus nearest you.
Financial Aid Available for Those Who Qualify
One of the first questions many of our prospective students ask is, “How will I pay for college?” The answer is the right combination of financial aid programs that can help you manage the costs involved in obtaining your degree. The Financial Aid department at Virginia College is prepared to discuss how a combination of scholarships, Pell grants, and student loans are available to those who require assistance and qualify. It can be a complicated process, but we are here, ready to help you make the best decisions. To find out more, complete the Request More Information form or call and talk with an Admissions Representative at the Virginia College campus nearest you.
Four Great Reasons To Choose Carrington
ONE-ON-ONE TUITION PLANNING
More than 80% of Carrington College students use some form on financial aid1 to help cover the cost of their education2. That’s why we offer personalized counseling from a Student Finance Advisor to help make your college experience more affordable.
1. Student loans, grants and scholarships are available to those who qualify.
2. Percentage calculated by Carrington College for the 2015-16 school year.
You want a hands-on career, and your Carrington College education will help get you there. From blood draws to x-rays, our courses are designed to let you practice your skills in the lab so you’ll be ready for your career when you graduate.
You can feel confident knowing your instructors are bringing years of real-world experience in to the classroom. Our qualified instructors are dedicated to helping prepare you for your future. They know what skills you’ll use in your career, and they’ll teach you what matters.
Carrington offers you the opportunity to practice your skills in the real-world before you graduate. Clinical rotations and externships are an important part of your education. You’ll get to learn from professionals in your chosen career field and make important connections for your future.
Carrington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC), 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415)506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at www.accjc.org.
Are you looking to get into the best professions that can provide a good life for you and your family? Maybe you finished high school and want training in some of the most exciting careers. Maybe you just need a complete career change. Whatever your situation, we can train you and help you to qualify for a fulfilling and rewarding career.
We understand that you have a busy life and you may also have family obligations. Many of our students need to continue working full-time jobs while taking their courses. That is why we offer day and evening classes. Contact our campuses and let’s pick the times that fit your schedule best.
Our program courses are targeted and designed to train you in the skills you’ll need to succeed. Most Diploma and Certificate programs can be completed within 10 – 12 months, and Associate Degrees in as little as 20 months.
Classes are small with a low student-to-instructor ratios to best support each student. Our instructors have real-world experience and understand know their industries, so they can provide the best possible learning experience for every student.
With a combination of classroom, laboratory and hands-on experience, you’ll be well trained to compete in the marketplace and to kick start your career in the best job fields when you graduate. We train the skills that will help you to be marketable in today’s job environment. Browse our programs
We know that starting a new career can be challenging and scary. That’s why we have a career services teams to provide you with coaching and resources to support for job search. When you earn your diploma or degree from Vista College, you benefit from the strong relationships we have with the local employers who hire our graduates because we train them for on the job success.
Vista College is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education – COE, 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, Georgia 30350, (770) 396-3898.
Vista College is approved and regulated by the Texas Workforce Commission – TWC, Career Schools and Colleges, 101 East 15th Street, Austin, Texas 78778-0001, (512) 936-3100. Vista College is authorized to grant Associate of Applied Science Degrees by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board – THECB, 1200 East Anderson Lane, Austin, Texas 78752, (512) 427-6101.
The Vocational Nurse program is regulated by the Texas Board of Nursing – TBON, William P. Hobby Building, 333 Guadalupe Street, Suite 3-460, Austin, Texas 78701-3944, (512) 305-7400. Nurse Aide Training Program is approved by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission – THHS, 701 W. 51st Street, Austin, Texas 78714, (512) 438-3011. Cosmetology program is regulated by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation – TDLR, PO Box 12157, Austin, Texas 78711, (512) 463-6599.
The Fort Smith campus is approved by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education – ADHE, 423 Main Street, Suite 400, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201, (501) 371-2060. Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board certification does not constitute an endorsement of any institution or program. Such certification merely indicates that certain criteria have been met as required under the rules and regulations implementing institutional and program certification as defined in Arkansas Code ÃÂ§6-61-301.
Computer Career Center, a Division of Vista College is approved by New Mexico Higher Education Department – NMHED, 2044 Galisteo Street, Suite 4, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505, (505) 476-8442.
The Practical Nurse program is regulated by the New Mexico Board of Nursing – NMBON, 6301 Indian School Road, NE, Suite 710, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110, (505) 841-8340. The Practical Nurse program is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing – ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, (404) 975-5000.
Cosmetology program is regulated by the New Mexico Regulation & Licensing Department – NMRLD, Toney Anaya Building, 2550 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505 or 5500 San Antonio Drive NE, Suite C, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109, (505) 476-4500.