Make a Difference in the Lives of Your Patients

Earn Your Medical Assisting Diploma

Your Medical Assisting Diploma allows you to provide critical, direct patient care as a medical assistant. As a medical assisting student, you’ll learn to: perform routine diagnostic procedures, record vitals, and administer medications and first aid. Even more importantly, you’ll learn to connect with your patients. If you’ve got a mind for medicine and a heart for healing, this accredited, respected medical assistant program could be just the beginning of a long and successful career in healthcare.

The curriculum is offered through a blend of on-campus and online courses, through which you’ll gain a solid understanding of medical terminology, anatomy, pathology and basic concepts of pharmacology and psychology, including real-world work experience in a hands-on externship. And with programmatic accreditation at many of our campuses, you will feel confident you are making a valuable investment in your higher education.

When it’s time to advance your career, you can seamlessly transfer your Medical Assisting Diploma credits to earn a Health Sciences Associate’s degree with a specialization in Medical Assisting.

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Medical Assistant checking the blood pressure of a patient
Credentials Offered Graduate In As Few As*
Diploma12 Months

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Gain In-Demand Medical Assisting Skills Employers Seek

Through career-focused curriculum and practical, hands-on opportunities in your medical assistant classes, you can prepare for a successful career as a medical assistant.

  • Real-World Patient Care

    Prepare to make a lasting impact on your patients' health as you assist physicians with patient care and a variety of in-office procedures.

  • Medical Procedures Training

    Administer therapeutic injections and vaccinations and perform EKGs, spirometry and audiometry.

  • Valuable Team Experience

    Assist physicians and other healthcare providers in a variety of procedures, helping you form relationships with working medical professionals.

  • Clinical Confidence

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

Prepare for Medical Assisting Certification While You Study

Upon graduation, you will be prepared to take one of the industry standards in medical assisting certification, the CMA or RMA. The exam fee is included in the total program costs.**

**The application fee for each qualified student's first exam attempt is included in the total program costs. Should you need to take the 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

116 Years of Successful Graduates

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

*Employer information reported by Rasmussen College graduates. This list does not constitute an endorsement of Rasmussen College by the organizations shown above. Listing does not guarantee or imply that future employment opportunities at these organizations will be available.

Average Salary

for our Medical Assisting Graduates:

  • Diploma$28,353

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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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 2024)
Medical Assistant $22,040$26,080$30,59023%

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed August 9, 2016] Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed February 25, 2016] 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.

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