Medical Assistant Certification (CCMA) — MedCerts

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27 Weeks

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2.5 Million

10 year Job Growth

$31,500

Avg. Starting Salary

Issuing Authority

Issuing Authority National Healthcareer Association (NHA)

National Healthcareer Association (NHA) is one of the nation’s largest allied health certification providers. Since 1989, the NHA has helped thousands of schools across the nation produce better professionals and better program outcomes. Individuals who pass their certification exam will be recognized as Nationally Certified Healthcare professionals and will earn credentials to use with their name, a certification ID card and a certificate. To be eligible to earn an NHA certification, a candidate must possess a high school diploma or the equivalent and be at least 18 years of age.

CCMA Certification Detail

Earning the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Certification (CCMA), nationally accredited through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), can help you stand out in the world of medical assistants. The Medical Assistant certification program ensures you’re prepared for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Certification exam and allows you to join the workforce with an advantage. Check out our blog post to learn more about what you can do with a Medical Assistant certification.

**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 MedCerts program is aligned with and/or prepares candidates for certification or licensure in each state except Washington.

Selecting the Right Training Option Program Comparisons

MedCerts training programs are some of the most competitively price ways to start a new career.

MedCerts Community College Online College
Program & Tuition Cost $4,000 average Up to $20,000 $3,000 average
Exam Fees, Books & Materials Included Up to $750 Up to $750
Job Ready In 3–6 months 24–48 months 3–6 months
Schedule Flexibility On-demand 24/7 Set class schedule On-demand 24/7
Travel Requirements None: 100% online On-campus classrooms None: 100% online
Student Support Personal Advisors: text, call, and email access Professors: scheduled office hours Support inbox
Career Coaching Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit hour requirements Exam-specific only
Content Delivery 3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning Professor lectures Varies: typically videos and presentations

This table is provided for reference only. Actual pricing may vary or change without notice. Pricing is based on an estimated full-cost tuition with fees for a Medical Assistant program or similar program before financial aid or other assistance. Data sampled from MedCerts, Oakland Community College, and Kaplan University.

CCMA Certification. Skill Gained

  • Understand basic human anatomy, utilize medical terminology and responsible communication in the healthcare facility
  • Comply with HIPAA/HITECH, OSHA, CMS and other healthcare regulations and laws as they apply to patient information
  • Comprehend the use of Diagnosis and Procedure codes and employ Electronic Health Records and related Practice Management
  • Recognize the importance of infection control and environmental safety in general, specialty and surgical practices
  • Gain an understanding of the laboratory, specimen collection techniques, cardiopulmonary testing, pharmacology and medication administration
  • Administer medications and assist with minor procedures
  • Record vital signs, take medical histories and prepare patients and rooms for examinations
  • Handle laboratory specimens and provide patient education

CCMA Career PathwaysAttainable Jobs

highest Paying

Medical Assistant

Clinical Medical Assistants are multi-skilled allied 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, and provide patient education. Medical Assistants may also perform administrative tasks as requested.

$24,000 - $46,000
Estimated Salary

highest Paying

Patient Centered Care Coordinator

A patient centered care coordinator may work in hospitals, physicians' offices, dental offices, clinics, specialty care centers and nursing facilities. They develop and coordinate patient care programs, manage and prepare public relations information, manage human resources and patient care, and handle patient case management.

$30000 - $72000
Estimated Salary

highest Paying

Medical Administrative and Medical Secretary

Supports physician staff by screening and sorting mail, documents and telephone calls; schedules appointments and arranges refferals; bills patients and third-party payers; transcribes dictations; prepares medical reports, patient histories, manuscripts and more.

$24000 - $49000
Estimated Salary

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