3 Exciting Ways to Get Your CCMA Certification — MedCerts

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Are you interested in making a difference in the lives of patients and their families? Consider pursuing your Clinical Medical Assistant certification!

The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) certification is a nationally recognized certification from the National Healthcareer Association. It shows you have the knowledge and hands-on skills to succeed as a medical assistant — an important part of the healthcare team.

Passing an exam is required to earn the CCMA certification. To qualify for the test without prior work experience, you need to complete a training course. But don't worry — MedCerts's programs can have you job-ready in as little as 7 months.

Why Get Certified?

Medical assistants are in high demand. Experts anticipate 2.5 million new jobs hitting the market over the next 10 years. These jobs pay an average starting salary of $31,500 and offer the chance to work in various healthcare settings.

Many medical assistants work in doctors' offices, hospitals, or residential facilities. But if a clinical setting isn't your top choice, don't worry! You can find medical assistant jobs in research facilities, or you can become a medical administrative assistant and work in a front or back office.

Whether you want to work directly with patients or in more of a behind-the-scenes role, education and certification are your first steps and there are several different training programs you can choose from depending on your goals

Medical Assistant Program

MedCerts's Medical Assistant Training program can prepare you for the CCMA exam in 28 weeks. You'll learn clinical and administrative skills plus the medical terminology you need to succeed in a healthcare setting. The curriculum features immersive learning environments, 3D animations and interactive learning activities.

When you finish, MedCerts covers the cost of the CCMA certification and the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) credential.

Clinical Medical Specialist Program

If you know you want to work in a clinical setting, consider the Clinical Medical Specialist program. This 32-week program covers the same material as the Medical Assistant program, with the addition of phlebotomy training.

Phlebotomy students learn how to draw blood for laboratory testing. This in-demand skill can lead to a job as a laboratory assistant or medical technologist, eventually earning up to $64,000 a year.

Graduates of this program can take the CCMA, CMAA, and Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exams.

Clinical Medical Professional Program

The MedCerts Clinical Medical Professional program offers all of the course content from the Clinical Medical Specialist track, plus training in echocardiography (EKG).

EKG technicians are in high demand in cardiology offices and hospitals across the country. It's a rewarding job and can be a stepping stone to a cardiac technician career, which pays up to $61,000.

This course can be your first step. In as few as 36 weeks, this course will cover what you need to take the CCMA, CMAA, CPT, and Certified EKG Technician (CET) exams.

If you want to maximize your employability in medical assisting, this is the course for you.

First Steps Toward CCMA Certification

If you've decided to pursue your CCMA certification, get started by registering for a course. MedCerts's CCMA training programs are all exam-focused and fully online.

You can complete the required coursework at your own pace from anywhere with an internet connection. All materials are included, and MedCerts will even cover your exam costs. Make the leap today — your career is waiting.

Portrait of Barbara Westrick
MedCerts Program Director / Clinical Medical Assistant Program; CMA, CPC, CET, CPT, CPCT, CHUC, PTTC, MCBC, CMSP

Barbara has over 40 years of experience in healthcare. She’s worked in various roles and environments in the ambulatory setting as a healthcare team member. Her expertise also extends to the hospital setting and a medical department of a large corporation. Barbara is a member of the American Association of Medical Assistants, the American Academy of Professional Coders, and the National Healthcareer Association.

Prior to joining MedCerts, healthcare education became her focus over 18 years ago when she began teaching administrative and clinical medical assisting, medical billing and coding, office administration, and electronic health record courses at Ross Education. As a lead instructor, her role advanced to Program Chair for Medical Assisting and Medical Insurance Billing and Office Administration.

Along with her role in education, she has worked closely with learning solution representatives as a technical and content expert reviewer for healthcare publications and technology. As a part of MedCerts’ Product Development team, she is involved with instructional design and development, content writing, production, and quality assurance. She serves as a subject matter expert in allied health, provides training and quality assurance for additional curriculum content writers, and is a Program Director at MedCerts.

Published on February 7, 2022

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