Prepare for an Impactful Career in Direct Patient Care

Earn Your Medical Assisting Diploma or Associate's Degree

Earn your Medical Assisting Diploma or Associate's degree and prepare to start providing valued direct patient care as a medical assistant. With competitively priced tuition at $299 per credit and additional programmatic accreditation at many of our campuses, you will feel confident you are making a valuable investment in your higher education.

Through a blend of on-campus and online courses, you gain a solid understanding of medical terminology, anatomy, pathology and basic concepts of pharmacology and psychology, including real-world work experience in a 240-hour externship.

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Credentials Offered Graduate In As Few As*
Diploma15 Months
Associate's Degree19 Months

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Gain In-Demand Medical Assisting Skills Employers Seek

Through career-focused curriculum and practical, hands-on opportunities in your courses, you can prepare for a successful career as a medical assistant. Our program is designed to help you gain relevant skills employers seek, including:

  • Real-World Patient Care

    Develop high-touch patient care skills so you can make a lasting impact and play an important role in your patients' health.

  • Medical Procedures Training

    Administer therapeutic injections and vaccinations and perform EKGs, spirometry and audiometry in order to confidently excel in the healthcare industry.

  • Valuable Team Experience

    Assist physicians and other healthcare providers in a variety of procedures as you begin to form relationships with working medical professionals.

  • Clinical Confidence

    Gain confidence in your abilities to schedule and collect laboratory specimens, perform in-house clinical lab testing and develop tactical skills in a medical setting.

Prepare for Credential Exams While You Study

As a Rasmussen College student, we prepare you to take the industry standard in medical assisting certification, either the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) or the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) exam, depending on campus accreditation status, and the registration fee is included in your tuition.

**Rasmussen College will cover the application fee for each first attempt of all of the industry certification exams for which you qualify to take. Should you need to take an exam more than once to receive a passing score, you will be responsible for all subsequent exam application fees.

Our Grads Achieve Career Success

Graduates from our School of Health Science programs are working for leading employers, including:*

  • Mayo Clinic Health System
  • University of Minnesota Physicians
  • Target Clinic
  • Minnesota Oncology
  • Park Nicollet Health Services
  • Allina Health
  • Fairview
  • ThedaCare
  • Diabetes Care Center
  • Lifetime Family Urgent Care
  • Red Cross
  • Marshfield Clinic
  • Ocala Oncology

115 Years of Successful Graduates

At Rasmussen College, we’ve been dedicated to our mission of preparing students for career success since 1900.

Average Starting Salary

for our Medical Assisting Graduates:

  • Diploma$27,119
  • Associate's Degree$27,743

Program Entry Requirements

Certain immunizations and a background check are required prior to enrollment. Speak to a program manager to start your path to a rewarding medical assisting career.

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How Much Could You Earn as a Medical Assistant?

In-Demand Career Options for Your Future

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), earning a degree, regardless of the field of study, can improve income potential.* Here is the average salary by percentile and projected job growth for health sciences professionals:

Job Title(s) 10th Percentile 25th Percentile 50th Percentile Job Growth (By Year 2022)
Medical Assistant $21,280$25,160$29,61029%

BLS salary data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
Potential earnings calculated by multiplying median full-time salaries by 30 years, bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm, census.gov/prod/2011pubs/acs-14.pdf

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 2012-2013 Occupational Outlook Handbook, www.bls.gov/ooh/

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How Much Will it Cost?

At Rasmussen College, we’re committed to helping make higher education more affordable for you. That’s why we offer straightforward tuition costs locked in place until you graduate, so you know your tuition will not increase through graduation if you are continuously enrolled.

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Through our comprehensive SUPPORT+ student services, our student financial services advisors help you receive affordable tuition as you earn your degree. Browse our options to see how you can save:

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