Medical Assistant Training & Certification Program — MedCerts

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28 Weeks

Program Length

CCMA, CMAA

Certifications

$30,000

Avg. Starting Salary1
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What does a Medical Assistant do?

Certified 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, provide patient education and much more. Because of the specialized skill set and knowledge, you could find yourself working in clinics, physicians’ offices, hospitals, outpatient facilities and specialists’ offices across the country. Check out our blog post to learn more about what your career can look like after Medical Assistant training.

249,821
Entry Level Jobs Available In The US
According to Burning Glass jobs data, Medical Assistants will see available jobs grow 29% over the next ten years
1All available job and salary information is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and is updated annually to reflect industry changes.

Medical Assistant Training OnlineMedCerts Tuition Options

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MyCAA, Army Credentialing Assistance and Workforce Grants

MedCerts offers financial aid options through MyCAA, WIOA and Army COOL. You must be a Military spouse, active duty Army, Reserves, or National Guard member or WIOA eligible job seeker to receive aid.

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Excelsior Credit Transfer

MedCerts students and their spouses or domestic partners are eligible for discounts with Excelsior. Read our help article to learn which courses qualify.

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.

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“I had a great experience with MedCerts, I had a health issue during the end of my course. They called me often to check up on me and I was able to finish the medical assistant course. Thank you MedCerts for helping me stay focused, I now get offers on jobs for Medical Assistants”

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HI 6000 Medical Assistant

A Certified Medical Assistant is a valuable part of the healthcare team, providing patient care under the supervision of a physician and other licensed healthcare providers. Our Medical assistant training not only allows you to learn how to provide clinical care but also learn how to complete medical administrative tasks.

Our robust online Medical Assistant training includes four courses to complete your Certified Clinical Medical Assistant training: Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology, Professionalism in Allied Health, Clinical Medical Assisting and Medical Office Procedures and Administration. These courses will offer you the medical knowledge, front and back-office skills and bedside manner to properly and effectively help patients. 

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

With medical assistant training, potential new career opportunities include Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, Chiropractor Assistant, Clinical Assistant, Doctor's Assistant, Medical Assistant, Medical Office Assistant, Ophthalmic Technician, Optometric Assistant, Optometric Technician and more! To learn more about Medical Assistant jobs, read our blog post on where Medical Assistants work.

**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.

skills gained

  • Understand basic human anatomy and utilize medical terminology in order to effectively communicate in a healthcare facility
  • Comply with HIPAA/HITECH, OSHA and CMS and other healthcare regulations and laws as they apply to patient information
  • Comprehend the use of diagnosis and procedure codes as they relate to electronic health records
  • 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
Medical Assistant Online Classes Enrollment Requirements
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Web browser with internet connection
  • Course registration & payment
Medical Assistant Training Materials Included
  • Expert-led video based training
  • eBooks: Kinn's Medical Administrative Assistant & Kinn's Clinical Medical Assistant Textbook
  • Competency assessments
  • National Certification exam fee
Medical Assistant Student Services
  • Dedicated Student Success Advisors
  • Tailored support based on performance & behavior
  • Exam preparation process
  • Career Services Advisor

This program meets additional approval requirements for the following state(s): Texas.

courses taken

PS 1011

Professionalism in Allied Health

32 hours
Length
2 Week
Duration

This course will benefit anyone considering a career in allied health, as well as those already working in the field. Allied Health Professionals must be committed to the key attributes of professionalism and strive to reflect this within the delivery of patient-centered safe and effective care. “Professionalism” is a broad term that reflects many different skills and abilities. For an individual to exhibit professionalism, he/she must be armed with specific skills and abilities that do not always show up within certification requirements, or even within a career training curriculum. Soft skills are hard to measure and are typically less well-defined than hard skills. However, soft skills are what set many job candidates apart. Professionalism is not just what one knows, it is how one does their job, how one behaves and how one comes across as they interact with others.

The purpose of this course is to provide students with soft skills training that will provide the tools needed to demonstrate a higher level of professionalism on the job. Key components of the course focus on patient interaction, proper office behavior, medical ethics, diversity and cultural bias, emotional strength, professional appearance and communication. The course maintains a focus on the key attributes that are true markers of professionalism.

This course was created with input from healthcare professionals working in the field, healthcare employers that hire our graduates, professional educators and even former MedCerts students. The end result is a collection of modules that touch on the soft skills that are TRULY important in the real world of allied healthcare. In this course, students are engaged through scenario-based learning that allows for real interaction with virtual co-workers and patients. Additionally, game-based activities keep students engaged and entertained throughout their learning journey.

  • Gain an understanding of the expectations of an allied healthcare professional in the workplace
  • Develop and exercise emotional intelligence, self-management and interpersonal skills
  • Build and improve internal and external communication skills with all exchanges
  • Enhance the patient care experience with successful interactions and patient satisfaction
  • Maintain solution-oriented conversations, manage conflict and build self-confidence
HI 1014

Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology

96 hours
Length
6 Week
Duration

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the language of medicine, through the study of prefixes, suffixes, root words, abbreviation, and pronunciation of words. The curriculum also includes an overview of anatomy and physiology in order to increase the understanding of medical vocabulary. Students will examine the organization of the integumentary, musculoskeletal, hematic, lymphatic and immune, and cardiovascular systems in the human body. They will become familiar with the medical terms that relate to the respiratory, digestive, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, and excretory systems. Students will also examine terms related to the sensory organs, with a concentration on the organs for hearing, sight, and smell. This course will prepare students to better understand spoken and written interactions in all medical environments.

  • Recognize the structure and function of the 11 body systems and their organs
  • Understand the medical language that is used to describe those systems
  • Analyze and understand medical terms by breaking down their word components
  • Appreciate the major diseases and conditions related to the human body
  • Apply your knowledge within the healthcare setting
HI 1011

Medical Office Procedures and Administration

96 hours
Length
6 Week
Duration

This course will introduce the student to the Health care industry, its environment along with the day to day skill set and knowledge required to fulfill a position as a Medical Administrative Assistant. Modules include Professional Behavior, Communication, Law and Ethics, Law and Medicine, Daily Operations, Telephone Techniques, Appointment Scheduling, Correspondence, Computers, HIPPA Regulations, Records Management, Information Management, Basics of Coding, Health Insurance Basics, Professional Fees, Accounting and Bookkeeping, Banking and Financial Management, Practice Management, Marketing and Customer Service. 

  • Follow HIPAA & HITECH Compliance Laws
  • Understand the different kinds of insurances and plans
  • Perform Medical Front Office Procedures
  • Schedule Patients
  • Provide Patient Education
HI 6010

Clinical Medical Assisting

224 hours
Length
14 Week
Duration

Clinical Medical Assisting is a comprehensive course with insight and focus on patient care in the healthcare facility, providing foundational knowledge required of an allied healthcare professional. Video-based lessons include fundamentals of clinical medical assisting with emphasis on infection control, vital signs, the clinical laboratory, general and specialty physical examinations, urinalysis, microbiology, immunology, nutrition, cardiopulmonary diagnostic testing, pharmacology, medication administration, phlebotomy, hematology, surgical procedure assisting and emergency preparedness. Topics related to diversity, patient interaction, documentation and communication will be addressed. Throughout each lesson, the role of the clinical medical assistant will be presented and explained as applicable to patient education and legal & ethical issues.

In this course, students are exposed to a variety of eLearning elements that allow for hands-on interaction with the screen for an engaging education. Clinical simulations will provide the student opportunities to practice key clinical skills performed in a medical facility. In addition to video-based instruction and simulation, a variety of other learning methods are utilized for engagement, entertainment and inspiration throughout training.

  • Understand basic human anatomy and 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
COURSES DURATION
PS 1011 2
HI 1014 6
HI 1011 6
HI 6010 14
Total Program Duration 28 Week

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Medical AssistantJob Opportunities

Medical Office Assistant

$21000 – $42000
Estimated Salary

Entry-Level

Medical Assistant

$24,000 – $46,000
Estimated Salary

Doctor's Assistant

$20000 – $40000
Estimated Salary