Online Medical Assistant Certification Training Program - MedCerts

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HI 6000

Medical Assistant

Online Certification Training

Gain the skills to perform both the clinical and administrative duties required in a medical facility. Watch our program sneak peek below!

Earn your certifications in 28 Weeks!



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28  Weeks
Program Length
Avg. Starting Salary*
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This program is NOT available to residents of the following states: AR, LA, ND, NV, PA, RI, WA, WI

Please review our State Restriction page to view what restrictions there may be in your state/region of residence or employment and ensure you are eligible for enrollment. These restrictions may not apply to students taking programs through an employer, academic or government-sponsored model - including MyCAA and Army, Air Force or Coast Guard Credentialing Assistance. To determine eligibility, please confirm with your sponsor or review our military spouse MyCAA-approved or Military Credentialing Assistance-approved programs.

Watch our Medical Assistant Program Sneak Peek!

MedCerts programs are developed with collaboration from our in-house production team, industry-recognized subject matter experts and our education technology design team. From interactive simulations, interviews with real world experts, game based learning and more, our Instructional Design education model is created to meet the needs of every type of learner.

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MedCerts Tuition Advantage

We believe everyone should have access to higher education. With the option to pay in full, break down payments or utilize government grant funding, we help expand that access.

Monthly Payment Options as low as $346 Payment Plans for Every Student

Talk with an Education Consultant to pick the perfect payment plan, from paying in full to installments with interest rates from 0-12%.

Total Tuition $4,000 Pay in Full

The total tuition can be paid immediately or through a number of grant-funded or monthly payment plan options.


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The pricing listed above for a monthly payment plan is an estimate for the cost of an 12-month payment plan including down payment. Final pricing is given at time of purchase and may vary from both pricing examples above.

*Students in Maryland are not eligible for MedCerts payment plans but may be eligible for other tuition options. Speak to an Education Consultant for further information.

MyCAA, Department of Defense Credentialing Assistance/COOL and Workforce Grants

MedCerts offers financial aid options through these government grant-funded programs – MyCAA, Workforce Funding (including WIOA), and Department of Defense Credentialing Assistance or COOL funding for the Army, Air Force and Coast Guard. Those eligible include Military Spouses; active duty Army, Reserves, and National Guard members; active duty Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air Force National Guard, and US Space Force; active duty Coast Guard and SELRES members (enlisted and officers); or workforce-funded qualifying job seekers. Speak to an Education Consultant to see if you qualify..

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.

Entry Level Jobs in the US
Medical Assistants will see available jobs grow 15.9% over the next ten years.
All available job and salary information is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and is updated annually to reflect industry changes.

What You’ll Learn
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 program 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, Optometric Assistant and more! To learn more about Medical Assistant jobs, read our blog post on where Medical Assistants work.

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  1. Understand basic human anatomy and utilize medical terminology in order to effectively communicate in a healthcare facility
  2. Comply with HIPAA/HITECH, OSHA and CMS and other healthcare regulations and laws as they apply to patient information
  3. Administer medications and assist with minor procedures
  4. Record vital signs, take medical histories and prepare patients and rooms for examinations
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Enrollment Requirements

  1. High School Diploma or GED
  2. Web browser with internet connection
  3. Course registration & payment

MedCerts-Covered Materials*

  1. Expert-led video based training
  2. eBooks: Medical Office Procedures and Administration & Clinical Medical Assisting
  3. Competency assessments
  4. National Certification exam fee

Student Services

  1. Dedicated Student Success Advisors
  2. Tailored support based on performance & behavior
  3. Exam preparation process
  4. 1 yr. post-program access to Career Center & Career Coaches

*The cost of all materials needed for this program are covered by MedCerts. They are not included in the tuition costs and the student is not liable for any costs or fees related to the above materials.

Required Courses
PS 1011

Professionalism in Allied Health

32 hours
2 Weeks

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
6 Weeks

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 anatomy and physiology app that enables students to explore, visualize, interact, and experience the anatomy of the human body in 3D and augmented reality (AR). 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 immersive experience will trigger thought processes and enhance learning outcomes in their Anatomy and Physiology program. The app has about 50 simulations across different topics.

    • 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
6 Weeks

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
14 Weeks

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
Code Course Duration
PS 1011 2 Weeks
HI 1014 6 Weeks
HI 1011 6 Weeks
HI 6010 14 Weeks
Total Program Duration 28 Weeks

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Job Opportunities

Medical Office Assistant

$21,000 – $42,000*
Estimated Salary

Clinical Medical Assistant

$24,000 – $46,000*
Estimated Salary

Doctor's Assistant

$20,000 – $40,000*
Estimated Salary


  1. This program is NOT available to residents of the following states: Arkansas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Wisconsin
  2. While MedCerts training and related target certifications may be accepted and/or approved by your state of residency, employers reserve the right to dictate prerequisite education, experience, or certification/licensure requirements for their positions. We strongly advise students to research target job posts from area employers and relevant state requirements, barriers, or restrictions prior to enrollment to ensure eligibility upon graduation.

FAQs for MedCerts' Online Medical Assistant Certification Course

What is a Medical Assistant?

A Medical Assistant is a vital member of the healthcare team, primarily responsible for performing both clinical and administrative tasks in various healthcare settings. Their duties can range from administering medications and assisting with minor procedures to managing front office operations like scheduling appointments and handling patient records.

What is the career outlook for a Medical Assistant?

The career outlook for Medical Assistants is promising, with a projected job growth of 14% over the next ten years. This growth indicates a robust demand for skilled Medical Assistants in various healthcare settings across the country.

What is the salary for a Medical Assistant?

The salary for Medical Assistants can vary based on location, experience, and the specific healthcare setting. Generally, the salary ranges from $20,000 to $46,000, with pay variations for roles like Medical Office Assistant, Clinical Medical Assistant, and Doctor's Assistant.

How do I become a certified Medical Assistant, or CCMA / CMAA?

To become a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) or Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA), you need to complete a training program like the one offered by MedCerts and pass the National Certification Exam.

What skills will I learn in your online Medical Assistant certification training course?

The MedCerts Medical Assistant program covers a range of skills, including:

  • human anatomy

  • medical terminology

  • professionalism in allied health

  • clinical medical assisting

  • medical office procedures

  • administration

What are the enrollment requirements for your online Medical Assistant certification training course?

To enroll in the MedCerts Medical Assistant program, you need a high school diploma or GED, a web browser with an internet connection, and to complete the course registration and payment process.

How much does your online Medical Assistant certification class cost?

The cost of the MedCerts Medical Assistant certification course is $4,000.

Do you offer payment plans for your online Medical Assistant certification program?

MedCerts offers various payment options, including monthly payment plans as low as $346.

Do you offer any scholarships for your online Medical Assistant certification course?

MedCerts provides financial aid through government grant-funded programs like:

How long is your online Medical Assistant certification class?

The MedCerts Medical Assistant certification program is designed to be completed in 28 weeks.

How is your online Medical Assistant certification course structured and taught?

The MedCerts Medical Assistant program is delivered online, featuring expert-led video training, interactive simulations, and comprehensive course materials. The program is designed to cater to various learning styles, ensuring an engaging and effective educational experience.

Do you offer certification exam prep or help for the CCMA or CMAA exams?

MedCerts includes exam fees and preparation materials in the program cost. The courses are structured to prepare students for the CCMA and CMAA exams.

What's included in your online Medical Assistant certification training course?

The MedCerts Medical Assistant program includes expert-led video training, eBooks, and competency assessments. MedCerts-Covered Materials also include the national certification exam fee. Students also receive support from dedicated Student Success Advisors and access to a Career Center and Career Coaches thanks to Student Services.

Is your Medical Assistant certification training course valid nationwide?

The MedCerts Medical Assistant program is valid in most states, except for AR, LA, ND, NV, PA, RI, WI. Prospective students should check the specific state restrictions on the MedCerts website.

Are there any clinical requirements for receiving your Medical Assistant certification?

There are no clinical requirements necessary to become a Medical Assistant.

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