In as few as nine months, you could acquire the customer service and medical office assistant skills that make a real difference in the lives of others with our Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate.1 Medical Administrative Assistant courses online are flexible and allow you to complete your program on your own schedule as you enhance your skills. This career-focused program offers small class sizes and flexible scheduling to help you become a certified medical administrative assistant.
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- Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 30, 2018] www.bls.gov/ooh/. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
What Will I Be Prepared to Do When I’m Done?
Advance Your Education
When you’re ready to further your education, you can seamlessly transfer your Medical Administrative Assistant program credits to earn a Healthcare Associate's degree, or Health Sciences Associate's degree if you live in Illinois, with a Medical Administrative Assistant specialization.
Launch a Career in Healthcare
Upon graduation, you can start your fulfilling role as a medical administrative assistant. With your Certificate in hand, you will be able to work with confidence and knowledge.
Pursue Potential Job Growth
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the projected job growth potential between 2016 and 2026 for medical secretaries is 23%.2 A Medical Administrative Assistant Certificate from Rasmussen College can help set you up for success in this growing field.
What Skills Will I Gain?
Fundamental Office Management Expertise
Learn how to operate a smooth-functioning healthcare facility and confidently collaborate with your team.
Effective Communication Strategies
Enhance your professional communication skills across a variety of healthcare environments.
Medical Technology Overview
Become proficient with the technology used to manage patients and their health records.
Healthcare Environment Exploration
Understand the framework of healthcare as you acquire a diverse skill set that enables you to work in many different types of healthcare systems and environments.
What Types of Classes Will I Take?
- HSA 1022
- 4 Credits
- HSA 1050
- 1 Credit
- HSA 1146
- 3 Credits
Foundations of Medical Administration
Learn medical terminology, office management skills and how to maintain patient privacy in recordkeeping and patient interactions.
Customer Service in Healthcare
Learn patient psychology and communication techniques to serve a diverse range of clients and events.
Technology Today for Medical Administration
Learn principles of patient security and data security, as well as how to manage patient schedules, manage code diagnoses and procedures for reimbursement in Electronic Health Records (EHR).
12 Courses to Complete
38 Credit Hours
What Should I Know Before I Enroll?
Entrance requirements for the School of Health Sciences vary by program. To learn more and receive help planning your healthcare career path, contact a program manager who will speak to you about: immunizations, background checks and TEAS scores.
We believe in giving credit where it’s due. Talk to a program manager today or explore our Transfer Policy page to review 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 a program manager and learn how these programs can make it more affordable with Flex Choice® learning options, loans and grants, scholarship opportunities and corporate and military discounts.
Where Can I Find a Medical Administrative Assistant Program Near Me?
At Rasmussen College, we want our courses to be available on your schedule, not the other way around. Select programs are available for enrollment through a specific campus and nationally online, but students complete the courses online and are able to utilize online and on-campus support and resources. See below to find out where you can find a Medical Administrative Assistant program near you.