Online Medical Assistant School | Training Course

Q. How can I become a Medical Assistant?
A. Becoming a Medical Assistant typically requires a HS diploma or equivalent and formal training through an accredited institution can also be helpful. After completing a recognized program, the next step is to sit for and pass an industry certification exam. Graduates of U.S. Career Institutes Medical Assistant program are eligible to sit for two certification exams including the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam or the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam both through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
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Q. What does a Medical Assistant do?
A. Medical assistants often take medical histories and record vital signs of patients. Medical assistants complete administrative and clinical tasks in the offices of physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities.
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Q. Do I need to get Certified as a Medical Assistant?
A. Upon graduation from our program, you will receive your U.S. Career Institute Certificate of Completion attesting to your accomplishment. The U.S. Career Institute Medical Assistant program prepares you to sit for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam or the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam, both through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Your CCMA or CMAA exam fees are included in your tuition.
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Q. Does this meet my Medical Assisting state requirements?
A. A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state.
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IMPORTANT State Licensing Requirements: Click here for more information.

Regulations and requirements for certification, registration, and licensure vary by state. Some states may include additional requirements beyond those offered in our course. Prospective students should contact the regulatory agency in the state(s) where they plan to work to confirm their requirements before enrolling in this course. Residents of WA will not be able to gain licensure as a result of this program. For information, see

Most states do not require Medical Assistants be licensed, but prospective students should confirm this with their state.

Q. What is the salary for a Medical Assistant?
A. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Medical assistants have a median salary of $37,190 per year*. Job growth is projected to increase much faster than average in the next several years.
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Q. How much does a Medical Assistant Course cost?
A. Tuition for this program is $1,239 total when you pay in full. Payment plans are also available.
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Q. Is this Medical Assistant Program accredited?
A. U.S. Career Institute is Accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.
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Q. Where Can I Work as a Medical Assistant?
A. Demand for highly skilled medical assistants can be found in doctor’s offices, hospitals, outpatient facilities, government facilities, medical laboratories, and nursing care.
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Q. What skills will I learn in this Medical Assistant program?
A. Skills covered in the Medical Assistant Program include Medical Terminology, Anatomy, First Aid, Preparing Patients for Exams, Minor Surgical Procedures, Preparing and Administering Medications, Medical Insurance, Front Office Procedures, Patient Therapies, Pharmacology, Bookkeeping Techniques, and other Allied Health basics.
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