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Allied Health Institute

Online Programs

Medical Assistant

Program Length: 10 months

Medical Assistants are involved in helping patients feel at ease in the physician's office. Medical Assistants are trained in both administrative and clinical procedures, and are capable of filling a variety of rewarding positions. Medical Assisting is one of the nation's fastest growing careers through 2010 according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Our Online Medical Assisting Program prepares you to be an entry-level paraprofessionals in medical offices, clinics, and associated medical facilities. In addition to basic diagnostic and laboratory procedures, students learn current medical technology, medical codes, and other skills necessary to excel in the healthcare industry.

Our program is separated into learning units called modules. You must complete the modules in their entirety, in any sequence, to successfully complete this curriculum. Classes are available 24 hours a day. Students can complete the medical online program within 10 months. This program has a clinical training requirement.

Upon completion of this course in medical assisting, students will have taken a variety of courses related to the healthcare field. Courses include Anatomy and Physiology, Clinical Assisting, Pharmacology, EKG Interpretation, Phlebotomy and Medical Computer Applications. To ensure a complete background of the medical field, the Medical Assisting Program covers medical insurance billing, medical transcription, and business management as it relates to healthcare.

The learning modules of the online Medical Assisting Program encompass lecture, threaded discussion, live chats, electronic video library, interactive activities, assignments and examinations.

The following areas will be covered

  • Medical Legal and Ethical Guidelines & Requirements
  • Medical Office Management
  • Patient Preparation and Assisting the Physician
  • Clinical Procedures
  • Laboratory Procedures
  • Principles of Pharmacology and Drug Administration
  • Cardiopulmonary and electrocardiography

After successful completion of the program, students will be awarded a diploma. Students who successfully complete the requirements of the Medical Assisting Program will be eligible to take the following national exams. 

  • American Medical Technologists (RMA)
  • American Association of Medical Assistants (CMA)
  • National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA)
  • National Certified Phlebotomy Technician (NCPT)
  • National Certified ECG Technician (NCET)
  • Certified Medical Administrative Specialist ( CMAS)
  • National Certified Medical Office Assistant (NCMOA)
  • Nationally Registered title of Certified Medical Assistant (NRCMA)
  • Nationally Registered title of Certified Phlebotomy Technician (NRCPT)
  • Nationally Registered title of Certified EKG Technician (NRCEKG)

Career Opportunities

Graduates can seek entry level medical assisting employment in a variety of settings including:

  • Hospital
  • Clinic
  • Doctor's office
  • Nursing home
  • Medical supply business
  • Home healthcare agency
  • Insurance company
  • Dialysis centers
  • Laboratories
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Campus Offerings:
  • None : This program is taught Online.

Allied Health Institute (AHI) is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools.