Online Medical Assistant Program
Our online medical assistant program will help you start your career journey in one of the best, most popular healthcare support jobs.
You’ll always speak with a real human.
Our Career Advisors know their stuff. And they’re super nice.
Medical Assistant Training: A Tiny Investment for Infinite Success
You’re busy. You’ve got bills to pay. And you need stability. With one small investment in our online medical assistant program, you could find the peace of mind, salary, and job satisfaction you’ve been looking for. The best part is that you could take the first big step right now.
483 Training Hours (+100 Clinical Externship Hours)
Complete in as Little as 12 Months†
$27,000–$38,340 Median Salary*
29% Predicted 10-Year Job Growth*
Unleash your full potential for a more fulfilling life and career. We’ll help.
This Could Be the Perfect Job for You
To be successful as a medical assistant, you need to be organized, adaptable, and empathic. If you’ve got the right training, and you’re also nurturing by nature, then this might be the path you should follow.See full job description >>
6 Reasons to Complete Your Medical Assistant Training With CareerStep
Learn on your terms.
24/7 Web access means you can learn whenever and wherever you want, sandwiching study time in between your other obligations.
Ask for help anytime.
Our training is online, but you’re never alone. Real people support you every step of the way via phone, live chat, and email.
Get real-world experience.
Unlike other online medical assistant programs, ours includes a clinical externship experience. (That’s a golden opportunity to gain invaluable hands-on experience.)
Start working soon.
You can complete your training and be employment-ready in as little as 12 months.†
Enjoy financial security.
Salaries for medical assistants average between $27,000 and $38,340 a year , according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.*
Love your job.
In a recent U.S News & World Report top-20 list of healthcare support jobs (based on salary, job market, future growth, stress, and work-life balance), medical assistant ranked #10.
Our Happy Learners Say It Best
They are amazing. They helped me achieve my dream of becoming a medical assistant. With flexible hours, teachers always there to help, and most of all—opportunity. I couldn’t have picked better (training) to achieve my goals.
CareerStep has made learning the most convenient it has ever been. Having to juggle being a military wife, I can sit down at any time and do my schooling at my own pace. Having the support to keep going due to positive outcomes has pushed me a lot. The resources provided are amazing and so helpful!
An amazing school. So helpful, flexible, and understanding. They are an amazing staff and school.
1. Start today.
Begin your training (and transformation) right now.
2. Learn your way.
Complete your training on your own terms.
3. Get hire-ready.
Prepare to take valuable certification exams.
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Clinical hours are included with your learning experience to get hands-on practice, gain valuable knowledge, and apply your training through exposure in the healthcare field. When you become eligible, our team will coordinate to secure all required documentation and work to connect you with one of our participating partner sites.
- > Complete in as Little as 12 Months†
- > Self-Paced Study
- > Anywhere, Anytime Learning
- > 1:1 (Human) Support
What You’ll Learn
Discover what it takes to get certification-ready with our online medical assistant program, and start looking for work sooner—with total confidence.
Get familiar with essential anatomy, foundational healthcare science, and medical terminology.
Learn how to obtain vital signs and perform a variety of skills to assist with patient care.
See how to perform phlebotomy and EKG reading, label and process specimens, and assist physicians with procedures.
Understand medical-record management, insurance reimbursements, and how to successfully operate patient waiting rooms.
Online Medical Assistant Program FAQs
Are clinical hours included in my training?
Clinical hours are an essential component of your training—particularly as you work towards certification and potential employment. They give you a chance to test your current skill level and put all your new knowledge to work in real-world settings. That’s why we work with a vast network of healthcare organizations to provide these hands-on learning experiences. Please keep in mind that while clinical hours are included as part of your course, placement is based on a number of factors—including geography and availability—so we can’t guarantee that you’ll find placement in your area.
What will I do as a medical assistant?
A lot. You’ll support doctors, nurses, and other health professionals in medical settings, performing both clinical and administrative tasks. In other words, you’ll play a vital role in keeping healthcare facilities running smoothly. You’ll be hands-on with everything from wound care, phlebotomy, and EKGs to greeting and scheduling patients, managing medical records, and processing health insurance payments.
How much do medical assistants make?
With a career as a certified medical assistant, your certified medical assistant salary will allow you to earn a great income with job security and plenty of upward mobility. Salaries vary by employer, location, and experience, but according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, on average medical assistants earn between $27,000 and $38,340 per year. And, considering the nature of the industry, medical assistant jobs often include healthcare benefits.
What’s the job market like?
Outstanding! In fact, healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries and employment opportunities are abundant. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the demand for medical assistants will increase 29% over the next 10 years. There were over 220,000 medical assistant jobs posted in just the last 12 months!*
Do I have to be certified to work?
Yes and no. While California, Connecticut, Montana, New Jersey, and Washington have certification requirements, most states don’t require medical assistant certification. However, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employers prefer to hire certified medical assistants.* Certification gives you a competitive advantage and maximizes your earning potential.
Choose your specialty and get certified. (The more the merrier.)
- Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
- Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)
- Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)*
- Certified EKG Technician (CET)‡
‡Requires some additional hands-on work: 30 venipunctures + 10 capillary sticks for CPT; 10 EKGs on “real people” for CET.
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This online medical assistant program includes unparalleled training, career support, and coaching. It’s a faster, cheaper alternative to traditional schooling.
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Let the Government Pay Your Way
My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) funds for military spouses are available right now and cover 100% of the cost of approved CareerStep courses.