Medical Assistant Associate's Degree Programs

Medical Assistant Associate’s Degree Programs

Career Options

  • Medical Assistant

Expected Salary

$28,860

Job Growth

31%

These projections are estimates based on data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The demand for medical assistants is very high because physicians are in dire need of qualified professionals who can help them within their offices. Assistants are needed across the health care spectrum including chiropractors, oncologists, orthodontists, dentists or general practitioners.

All medical assistants must be able to accomplish medical assistant job duties such as explaining patient procedures, performing clerical work (billing and insurance claims), and also give and collect tests.

An online associate’s degree for medical assistants usually takes between one and two years, which gives the assistant the opportunity to work in the aforementioned practices. The curriculum is usually focused on:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Medical terminology
  • Medical procedures
  • Distribution of medication
  • Techniques within a laboratory
  • Patient diagnosis
  • General medical ethics

In addition to the above core curriculum, students are required to learn about:

  • Insurance processing
  • Office operations
  • Medical transcription
  • General accounting procedures

All of the above obviously prepares the medical assistant graduate to perform a great number of diverse tasks within an office setting. There are state regulations for medical assistants and some states even permit medical assistants to give injections or to draw blood. Each state has different regulations so check with your state’s specific licensing boards before continuing any online courses.

Medical assistants are always in need so when you graduate, you will have a good chance of finding a job with a good medical assistant salary. Medical assistant careers are increasing on a weekly basis, so that you will have a chance to pursue your goals and objectives to work in whichever health care facility you wish.

Medical Assistant Associate’s Degree Programs Enrolling Now

Lincoln College of Technology

Lincoln College of Technology helps students achieve professional success through personalized career support and hands-on, job-specific education. our in-depth training programs are designed to meet the changing needs of today’s tough job market, and cover a variety of fields, including: Health Sciences, Business and Information Technology, Hospitality, Automotive Technology, HVAC Technology and Electrical Systems Technology.

Campus
  • West Palm Beach
Programs
  • Medical Office Management

Kaplan College

A college education is important in today’s workforce. Kaplan College gives you the right mix of professional experience and classroom instruction in our accelerated programs to help you succeed in your new career! Kaplan College can help you train for a new career with diploma programs ranging in just a few months. Take advantage of all the benefits Kaplan College offers today!

Campus
  • San Antonio San Pedro
  • SE Indianapolis
  • Salida (Modesto)
Programs
  • Medical Office Specialist

Medtech

Medtech remains committed to assisting its students with their educational journeys to change their lives through the ultimate self-improvement of education. Through our allied health and nursing programs, in addition to short-term courses, we are able to meet the diverse needs of the students and the communities which we serve. We are confident that each and every student can receive an extraordinary experience with Medtech.

Campus
  • Greenwood
  • Indianapolis
Programs
  • Practical Nursing

Pittsburgh Technical Institute

Thanks for your interest in Pittsburgh Technical Institute. As the marketplace continues to become more competitive, rewarding those with the right training for the job, Pittsburgh Technical Institute is ideally positioned to give you the skills you need to compete. In fact, you can receive a certificate in as little as 9 months, or an associate degree in as little as 21 months!

Campus
  • Pittsburgh
Programs
  • Practical Nursing

Kaplan Career Institute

At Kaplan Career Institute, we provide affordable, career-focused programs that not only meet the demands of the market, but also the demands of your busy life. We offer day and evening classes to accommodate your busy schedule. Our accelerated curricula give you the opportunity to earn a diploma in as little as 9 to 15 months or an associate’s degree in less than 2 years. Our instructors have professional experience and provide an inside look into some of today’s hottest careers.

Kaplan Higher Education or its authorized agents and representatives may contact me via email or telephone to discuss these and other educational opportunities in the future.

Campus
  • Pittsburgh (ICM Campus)
Programs
  • Medical Office Specialist

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