Medical Administrative Assistant

Online Certificate

Enroll in our online Medical Administrative Assistant program to learn healthcare, customer service and office management skills. The Medical Administrative Assistant program might be right for you if you are someone whom people rely on to get the details right! Medical Administrative Assistant courses online can put you on the road to a new career in as few as nine months.1

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  • Learn the Essentials of Healthcare

    In the online Medical Administrative Assistant program you’ll become proficient with technologies to assist patients and confidentially maintain their health records, as well as other procedures in healthcare as a medical office assistant.

  • Get Knowledge Credit™

    This Certificate program is fully online and offers up to three $149 self-directed assessments, which allow you to prove that you already know the content of a particular course and don't need to take it.

  • Online Courses Go Where You Go

    Flexible and affordable, online courses are designed to give you more control and balance over your busy schedule. Learn through live interactive sessions with faculty and peers, real-world projects and virtual labs. You'll receive continued support from admissions advisors, experienced faculty, library and learning resources, experienced tutors, 24/7 tech support, personal student advisors and career services.

  • Institutional Accreditation

    Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Medical Administrative Assistant Credentials Offered

Medical Administrative Assistant

Certificate

Finish in as few as

9 months1

Learning includes

  • Online
  • Campus Support and Resources

Intended for

Students looking to start their career in the healthcare industry and are interested in making a difference in peoples' lives.

Prepares you for

Medical secretary, medical administrative assistant

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What Does a Medical Administrative Assistant Do?

Interested in a fulfilling administrative job that not only assists hospitals and clinics with their knowledge of medical terminology and applications, but also helps patients? The online medical office assistant certificate may be the perfect path for you.

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Turn Your Online Medical Administrative Assistant Education into a Career

We’ve made advancing your medical administrative assistant career even easier by offering classes and credentials that fit into a busy working schedule through our Medical Administrative Assistant school. The communication and office management skills you learn in this online medical administrative assistant program are transferable in a range of healthcare settings as a certified medical administrative assistant. That means you will be able to apply, and build on, these in-demand competencies for years to come.

When you’re ready to further your education, you can seamlessly transfer your online Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate credits toward a Healthcare Associate’s degree specializing in Medical Administrative Assistant, or a Health Sciences degree if you live in Illinois, which you can earn in as few as nine months.1 As you advance your education, you may also be able to transfer your credits and pursue an online Bachelor’s degree in Health and Wellness or Healthcare Management.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), earning a degree, regardless of the field of study, can improve income potential.3 Here is an example of where an online Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate can take you.

Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

  • BLS Earnings Data:2

    • $29,040 10th Percentile
    • $30,710 25th Percentile
    • $37,450 50th Percentile
  • BLS Projected Growth 2020–2030:2

    11%

  • BLS Typical Entry-Level Education:

    • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  1. Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed July 2022] www.bls.gov/oes/. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed July 2022] 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.
  3. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Study. Unemployment rates and earnings by educational attainment, 2020. Accessed on March 31, 2022. Data is for persons age 25 and older who are full-time wage and salary earners. https://www.bls.gov/emp/chart-unemployment-earnings-education.htm
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