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 as a healthcare professional.
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 Healthcare Associate’s degree, or a Health Sciences Associate’s degree for students in Illinois.
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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 healthcare professionals.
Develop your abilities to schedule and collect laboratory specimens, perform in-house clinical lab testing and develop tactical skills in a clinical 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 Work Across Industries
Graduates from our School of Health Science programs are working for leading industries, including:*
- Health Systems
- Hospitals & Clinics
- Local & State Government
- Public & Community Health
- Social Services
117 Years of Successful Graduates
At Rasmussen College, we’ve been dedicated to our mission of preparing students for career success since 1900.
*Industry information reported by Rasmussen College graduates. This list does not constitute an endorsement of Rasmussen College by the industries shown above. Listing does not guarantee or imply that future employment opportunities within these industries will be available.
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Program Entry Requirements
Applicants to the School of Health Sciences Medical Assisting Diploma Program must successfully complete at least 8 credits or more of designated coursework in a School of Health Sciences program prior to acceptance to the Medical Assisting Diploma program. The courses must be completed at Rasmussen College. At the end of the quarter in which the students successfully completes 8 credits or more of designated coursework and meets all of the requirements of Satisfactory Academic Progress in the program of enrollment, the student may request to transfer to the School of Health Sciences Medical Assisting Diploma program. All Medical Assisting Diploma entrance requirements must be met in order to transfer. The student's Advisor will assist the student in completing the program transfer.
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 2026)|
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed June 6, 2018] www.bls.gov/oes/. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed December 13, 2017] www.bls.gov/ooh/. 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.
How Much Will it Cost?
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We Help Make College Affordable
At Rasmussen College, we believe higher education should be a successful investment. That’s why we offer affordable options that make earning your degree attainable. See how you can save:
- Flex Choice® learning option
- Loans and Grants
- Scholarship Opportunities
- Corporate and Military Discounts
- Seamless transfer policies
Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program:
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Time to Complete
Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
Industry Certification Exams
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.