Medical Assisting Degree - Online and Campus Programs

If you would like to work in the field of medicine and would like to start that career in two years or less, consider training to become a medical assistant. Medical assistants work in doctor's offices performing either administrative or clinical tasks, although in smaller practices, medical assistants may help in both areas. Some medical assistants specialize in a particular area of health assisting, such as optometry or podiatry. If you're interested in medical assisting, you need good communication skills and the ability to work well with patients.
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Angeles College is committed to the educational preparation of its socially diverse community which it serves by creating a learner-centered environment that enables graduates to contribute to society through the application of problem-solving, critical thinking, and a deep knowledge of their respective discipline.
 
Angeles College is a private degree-awarding institution located in Southern California. It offers a variety of academic programs predominately in various health-related disciplines, as well as in business management and other fields to meet the need for an educated workforce and to provide opportunities for graduates to pursue rewarding careers. In respect to health related programs, Angeles College seeks to improve human health and welfare by educating students to provide clinical, managerial, and educational services.
 
Institutional Objectives:
Upon completion of an Angeles College Program, graduates will be equipped to implement the following Institutional Learning Outcomes:
  • Master the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of a discipline
  • Apply critical thinking and professional judgment skills in both problem analysis, and planning and implementing solutions
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and through use of technological media
  • Exhibit the highest ethical and professional standards and integrity
  • Function collaboratively as members of interdisciplinary teams
  • Contribute to continuous quality improvement efforts.
  • Use information literacy skills necessary to support continuous, lifelong learning
  • Appreciate cultural differences and values in order to serve their communities as responsible professionals in a diverse society

Locations:  Rowland Heights, CA

Programs:
  • Medical Assistant - Certificate
  • Nurse Assistant - Certificate

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Blue Cliff College was founded in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1987 with the goal of becoming one of the most respected Massage Therapy training centers in the nation. In June of 1989, the College in Louisiana received its Proprietary School License from the state. In 1998, the Continuing Education College was proud to receive accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the US Department of Education.

Locations:  Fayetteville, AR Houma, LA Lafayette, LA

Programs:
  • Clinical Medical Assisting - Diploma
  • Dental Assisting - Diploma
  • Health Information Management, Billing and Coding - Diploma

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At UEI College, we want you to succeed. We’re like a family and we want you to be a part of it. From the moment you enter ourschool, to graduation and beyond, we are right there with you.

Locations:  Sacramento, CA Riverside, CA Anaheim, CA More...

Programs:
  • Medical Assistant (10-Month Diploma Program)
  • Medical Office Specialist (10-Month Diploma Program)
  • Pharmacy Technician (11-Month Diploma Program)
  • And more...

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What to Know About a Medical Assisting Career

A medical assisting degree is not necessary to become a medical assistant, and many assistants receive on-the-job training. However, for increased job opportunities and higher wages, some choose to complete medical assisting programs. One-year programs typically lead to certification, while two-year programs often lead to an associate?s degree. Medical assisting classes cover topics such as insurance processing, anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology. Certification in a medical assisting specialty demonstrates knowledge in that area and may lead to increased employment potential. Medical assistants who want to advance may go on to earn to a nursing degree or teach medical assisting. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the health care assisting field is expected to grow much faster than average between 2008 and 2018, meaning that job prospects should be great for those who have the right training and experience. While medical assistants earn median annual salaries of $29,060, wages can vary greatly depending on experience and specialties.