Online Medical Assistant Program

Get a great-paying new career. (And the priceless power to heal people.)

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A Tiny Investment for Infinite Success

You’re busy. You’ve got bills to pay. And you need stability. With one small investment, you could find the peace of mind, salary, and job satisfaction you’ve been looking for. And guess what? You could have it all in just a few short months.

  • 492 Hours of Study (+130 Externship Hours)

  • 4 Month Program Completion Time

  • $33,000–$47,000 Average Annual Salary*

  • 23% Predicted Job Growth Through 2028*

This Could Be the Perfect Job for You

Are you nurturing by nature? Then you’ll make a great medical assistant.

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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. (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 four months with full-time study.

Enjoy financial security.

Salaries for medical assistants average $33,610 a year with the top 10% earning $47,250 annually, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Love your job.

In a 2018 top-20 list of healthcare support jobs in the U.S. (based on salary, job market, future growth, stress, and work-life balance), medical assistant ranked #8*.

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."

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Program Overview

Our online Medical Assistant program has two simple goals: adapt to you and help you succeed. So yes, you can totally do this.

  • 4-Month Completion
  • Self-Paced Study
  • Anywhere, Anytime Learning
  • 1:1 (Human) Support
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What You'll Learn

Everything you need to get certified with our medical assistant program online and start working soon, with total confidence.

Body Basics

Get familiar with essential anatomy, foundational healthcare science, and medical terminology.

Patient Care

Learn how to obtain vital signs, take measurements, administer medications, and provide wound care.

Medical Procedures

See how to perform phlebotomy and EKG monitoring, label and process specimens, and assist physicians with procedures.

Office Administration

Understand medical-record management, insurance reimbursements, and how to successfully run patient waiting rooms.

Your Questions—Answered

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.

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 U.S. Department of Labor, on average medical assistants earn $33,610 per year. The bottom and top ten percent earn nearly $25,000 to more than $47,000 respectively. And, considering the nature of the industry, medical assistant jobs often include healthcare benefits.

Outstanding! In fact, healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries and employment opportunities are abundant. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that the demand for medical assistants will increase 23% through 2028. That’s nearly 155,000 new jobs steadily becoming available over the next several years.

. That’s not very much in comparison to what you could be earning in as little as four months from right now. Or compared to what you’ll earn throughout your career. Financial aid and flexible payment options are also available. We can assist you with government grants too. Some cover 100% of your costs.

You get all this:

  • Priceless Clinical Externship: Get real-world experience working hands-on with patients, phlebotomy, and things like EKGs, as well as administrative procedures.
  • Free Certification Vouchers : Take your CCMA, CPT, and CET certification exams at no additional cost. It validates your newfound expertise and helps jump-start your new career.
  • Bonus Job-Hunting Preparation: Tap into our career development services and let our expert advisors assist you as you find and land your first job.

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:yes, so 30 venipunctures + 10 capillary sticks for CPT + 10 EKGs on “real people” for CET

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