Medical Assistant Technical Certificate

Medical Assistant Technical Certificate

Play a key support role as an administrator or clinician in a medical office.

Program Details

Medical assistants are an essential part of the medical team, providing administrative and clinical support services to keep an office running smoothly. This dynamic career means no two days are the same – you may take patient vitals, draw blood, or process lab samples, and spend the next day at the front desk checking in patients and processing insurance claims. Working as a medical assistant can be a lifelong calling, or it may be the perfect stepping stone to an expanded role on the health care team.

At PA College, you can complete your education in our medical assistant program in as little as nine months. Our full-time curriculum includes both theory and hands-on clinical practice courses, as well as a six-week externship experience to put your skills to work. At the end of the program, students sit for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant exam through the National Health Career Association to become a Certified Medical Assistant in PA, though you may be able to start working in the field even before you’re certified!

How much does a medical assistant make? See the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ job outlook.

PA College cannot guarantee clinical rotations for students who have not received the COVID-19 vaccine.

Job
Growth
19%
Licensing
Exam
Pass Rate
91%
Median Salary
$34,800

In addition to meeting general admission requirements, applicants must meet the following program-specific requirements:

  • Applicants to the Medical Assistant program must hold a high school diploma or GED and be at least 18 years of age at the start of classes.
Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

All program applicants must meet general admission requirements.

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Tuition

Tuition & Fees

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Course Delivery

Course Delivery

This course is offered both
online and in-person.

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Curriculum

The Medical Assistant program uses a module-based structure for its curriculum. The curriculum includes five consecutive five-week modules (two courses per module) of both online instruction and in-person sessions for building clinical and administrative skills. The program concludes with a six-week in-person externship, where students are able to practice their skills in the health care environment. Students in the Medical Assistant program do not earn college credit.

Medical Assistant Technical Certificate
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Meet the Faculty

Heather Myers

Heather Myers, RMA, CHI

Medical Assistant Program Director

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