Make a memorable impact on patients as a medical assistant. Industry experts have reviewed our Medical Assisting program to ensure you are equipped to master the skills you need in the field. And, at select campuses, our Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).2 Build your knowledge and experience of direct patient care, administrative office skills and employer-requested transferable skills, or soft skills. In your last quarter clinical externship, you'll gain first-hand experience shadowing and interacting with professional medical assistants at a healthcare facility, giving you more confidence before graduation. Plus, you'll qualify and be prepared to take a number of industry-preferred medical assisting exams.
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What Will I Be Prepared to Do When I’m Done?
Strive for Certification Exams
Feel prepared to take one of the industry standards in medical assisting certification, the CMA or RMA, and the exam fee is included in the total program costs.34 You may also qualify for a number of certifications through the American Medical Technologist (AMT) to make yourself more marketable within the healthcare community.5
Go After Your GoalsEmployers of our Medical Assisting graduates recognize the value of our students—you can pursue a career at a physician's office, clinic, medical center and more.6 Then, when you want to advance your education, you can seamlessly transfer into our Healthcare or Health Sciences Associate’s degree.
Pursue Potential Job Growth
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the projected job growth potential between 2020 and 2030 for Medical Assistants is 18%, which is faster than average.7 A Medical Assisting Diploma from Rasmussen University can help set you up for success in this growing field.
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What Skills Will I Gain?
Direct Patient Care and Administrative Responsibilities
Prepare to make a lasting impact on your patients’ health, learn how to safely work and interact with patients directly, assist physicians with patient care in a variety of in-office procedures and master a variety of office administrative procedures.
Learn about and discuss procedures such as administering injections, obtaining vital signs, performing EKGs, drawing blood and assisting in minor surgical procedures.
Valuable Teamwork Experience
Gain valuable teamwork experience and professionalism. Assist physicians and other healthcare workers with a variety of procedures that enhance your ability to improve patient care and create an efficient and safe work environment.
Develop your abilities and confidence to perform routine clinical tasks, including schedule and collect laboratory specimens, clinical lab testing and safety skills in a medical setting.
You’ll also develop soft skills you will transfer into your role that employers are looking for. Core courses develop your skills in critical thinking, communication, digital fluency, information literacy, diversity and teamwork, and ethics and professional responsibility. Learn more about transferable skills.
What Types of Classes Will I Take?
Fundamentals of Clinical Techniques
- MEA 1350
- On Campus & Online
- 6 Credits
Develop and apply skills in injections, phlebotomy and basic vital signs. Students will begin to understand reasoning and sequencing of immunizations, basic lab functions and proper techniques in providing efficient patient care.
Clinical Laboratory Applications & Diagnostic Procedures I
- MEA 1460
- On Campus & Online
- 6 Credits
Continue to develop your clinical skills by incorporating more medical procedures, including proper laboratory specimen collections, respiratory treatment procedures, and vision and hearing screenings.
Administrative Medical Assistant Practices
- HSA 2264
- 3 Credits
Learn, understand and practice front office skills, which include the importance of critical thinking, communication, office policies, confidentiality and the maintenance of medical records. Understand the process and how to utilize Electronic Health Records in the medical setting.
12 Courses to Complete
51 Credit Hours
Estimate Your Tuition
Rasmussen University is committed to making education more affordable for all students. Our tuition estimating tool can help you visualize the cost of your degree and see what savings opportunities are available to help you achieve it.
What Should I Know Before I Enroll?
Entrance RequirementsEntrance requirements for the School of Health Sciences vary by program. To learn more and receive help planning your healthcare career path, contact an admissions advisor who will speak to you about immunizations, background checks and TEAS scores.
We believe in giving credit where it’s due. You can get an estimate of your transfer credits without an official transcript in one business day (on average). Talk to an admissions advisor today, or explore our Transfer Policy page for our seamless credit policies designed to maximize credits, potentially save money and expedite graduation.
Help Paying for College
Higher education should be a manageable investment. Talk to an admissions advisor and learn how these programs can make it more affordable with self-directed assessments, credit for prior learning, loans and grants, scholarship opportunities, corporate grants and military discounts for those who qualify.
Where Can I Find a Medical Assisting Program Near Me?
At Rasmussen University, our Medical Assisting Diploma program works to give you the benefits of online learning and on-campus experience. Our campus labs have the equipment and supplies needed to build confidence performing essential medical assisting duties and execute mock clinicals to practice day-to-day skills.
Whether online or on campus, our exceptional support and resources are available to all students. See below to find a Medical Assisting program near you.