Medical Assistant

What do Medical Assistants do?

You can work in a variety of healthcare settings, earning a great income with job security and plenty of upward mobility. A good combination of Patient Work and Administrative Work

If you’re interested in a rewarding career in healthcare, becoming a medical assistant could be the right move for you! You’ll work to develop the essential knowledge and skills that can help you be successful on the job. You’ll cover topics like anatomy and physiology, phlebotomy, EKG, and patient care. Additionally, you’ll learn about venipuncture and receive a venipuncture kit as part of your program. Then, you’ll apply everything you’ve learned to real-world situations in your clinical externship!

About the Program

This online medical assistant program is developed by industry professionals with decades of real-world experience. An over-achieving curriculum ensures that you’re the best of the best. It thoroughly trains you on both routine patient care and clinical office procedures. But it’s way more than just training. Thanks to our vast network of partners, you’ll get 100 hours’ worth of experience working in a clinical setting—empowering you with the knowledge to earn the Certificates below:

  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA),
  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT), and
  • Certified EKG Technician (CET)

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More Program Details

Self-Paced Study; Anytime, Anywhere Learning

  • 320 Hours of Online Training
  • Complete in as little as 12 months.
  • 100 Hours of Clinical
  • 1:1 Live Support, phone,, and email

Job statistics: Indeed October 2022- 916 Jobs in our SW Iowa 6 county area alone.

29% predicted 10-year Job growth
$29,070-$48,170 Median Annual