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Online Colleges for Medical Assistants

Medical assistants are valuable members of a healthcare team. They may take patient information, prepare examination rooms and enter data into electronic health records. As a result of the valuable services they provide, these healthcare professionals provide a bridge between the clinical and administrative sides of medical care.

To ensure only qualified individuals perform the essential tasks completed by medical assistants, some states may require workers to be certified. For example, in Washington, medical assistants must have a healthcare credential issued by the Washington State Department of Health. Other states don’t require certification, but their medical boards recognize state-specific certifications. That’s the case in California where the Medical Board of California recognizes the voluntary California Certified Medical Assistant credential.

Where state-specific designations are not available, medical assistants can pursue a national certification. These are voluntary programs, but many employers prefer to hire only medical assistants with one of these credentials. The CMA, awarded by the American Association of Medical Assistants, is one well-known option. However, to earn a CMA, medical assistants must graduate from an accredited post-secondary medical assisting program. 

Fortunately for busy adults, medical assisting lends itself well to distance learning. Online medical assistant degrees are available from many schools and at several levels. Keep reading for an overview of the top schools in the field, an explanation of what degrees are available, and a look at the medical assistant career outlook.

Best Online Medical Assistant Colleges

If you dream of working in a medical office and are looking for the education you need in order to get there, you're in the right place. We used a variety of key data points to determine the 10 best online degree and certificate programs in medical assisting, in order to help prospective students find the college that's right for their budget and educational expectations. Data was provided by the National Center for Education Statistics Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), and you can read more about the methodology used to create this list at the bottom of this page. First, however: our top 10 online colleges for medical assistant degrees and certificates.

1

Mountain State College

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$8,515
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
77.44%
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics
9
School Type
2-year

Mountain State College has served residents of West Virginia for well over a century; the college was founded in 1888. MSC's online program of study in medical assisting is designed to provide students with a solid foundation of medical theory and applications, coupled with the business and clerical skills needed to thrive in either a clinical or administrative setting. Commonly covered topics include how to prepare patients for examinations, conduct tests and sterilize instruments; students may even assist doctors during minor surgeries. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the following exams:

  • National Certified Medical Assistant
  • National Certified Phlebotomy Technician

This college comes in first out of all the schools we analyzed for this study owing to its high scores in each of our metrics. With the highest graduation rate out of all 21 schools, the second-highest percentage of medical assistant degrees awarded in 2015, and the No.6 rating for affordable tuition, Mountain State is certainly an excellent choice for an online education in medical assisting.

Accreditation:

  • Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

Location:

1508 Spring St.
Parkersburg W. Va. 26101-3933
2

Orion College

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$12,304
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
100.00%
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics
10
School Type
2-year

Orion College ranks second on our list of best online colleges for medical assistant degrees based largely on affordability of in-state tuition (where it ranked No.8) and high graduation rate (where it ranked No.5). The college offers a fully online Associate of Science degree program in medical assisting, as well as a diploma program in medical assisting. Coursework for both programs includes study in the following areas:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Medical terminology
  • Medical office procedures
  • Pharmacology
  • Electrocardiography
  • Laboratory procedures

The A.A.S. degree is expected to take 16 months to complete, while the diploma requires 10 months of study. Online students must complete a medical externship and laboratory work at an approved clinical site to satisfy degree requirements.

Accreditation:

  • Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools

Location:

51 N. State Rd. 7
Plantation Fla. 33317
3

Daymar College-New Boston

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$17,000
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
N/A
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics
8
School Type
2-year

A well-traveled college to be sure, Daymar College has campus locations in Bellevue and Bowling Green, Kentucky; one in Columbus, Ohio; and three campuses in Tennessee. Daymar offers an online medical assisting Associate of Science program that requires 96 quarter credit hours to complete, as well as a diploma program for students who want to complete their high school diploma. Students of either program also need to pass the Basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) test. Both programs make an effort to help students prepare for the following three national exams:

  • National Certified Medical Office Assistant
  • National Certified Insurance and Coding Specialist
  • National Certified Medical Assistant

Daymar College managed to secure the No.2 ratings for both graduation rate and percentage of medical assisting degrees awarded in 2015, scoring higher than almost every other one of the 21 schools we reviewed for this study. With such high scores, it's no surprise the college placed so highly in our ranking.

Accreditation:

  • Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

Location:

3879 Rhodes Ave.
New Boston Ohio 45662-4900
4

Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$3,030
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
34.90%
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics
4
School Type
2-year

Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas is a two-year college within the University of Arkansas System. It has campus locations in De Queen, Nashville and Ashdown, as well as an online campus that offers an online technical certificate in medical assisting. Students study medical terminology and transcription practices as well as medical office management, and they must also complete two medical laboratory classes and an internship. All coursework offered through this college is transferable to the University of Arkansas's eVersity online college; however, eVersity online only offers an online program in health care management rather than medical assisting.

As the most affordable college in our study, Cossatot Community College was bound to score highly on our list. Having an open admissions policy for accessibility and the No.9 score for graduation rate only served to make it an even more appealing choice for a would-be medical assistant.

Accreditation:

  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Location:

183 College Dr.
De Queen Ark. 71832
5

Spencerian College-Louisville

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$18,540
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
N/A
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics
11
School Type
4-year

Spencerian College was founded in 1892 and began offering allied health programs in the early 1970s. Today, allied health education is the college's sole focus. This renowned institution ranked No.7 out of the 21 schools in our study for graduation rate, and also boasts more online medical assisting programs than any of the other schools on this list.

Spencerian College's online medical assistant program culminates in a diploma. Graduates of the program are required to take the Certified Medical Assistant exam, which can lend heft to the resume of someone looking to earn a clinical or administrative position in the field. Coursework includes a clinical practicum consisting of 96 hours of on-the-job training that can only be taken once all core coursework is completed. There's also a medical administrative practicum of 64 hours of on-the-job-training that must be completed at the end of the program. If this option does not suit your fancy, Spencerian College also offers an A.A.S. in medical administrative management degree program and a diploma in medical administrative assisting program.

Accreditation:

  • Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

Location:

4627 Dixie Hwy.
Louisville Kent. 40216
6

Harrison College-Indianapolis

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$17,100
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
63.36%
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics
30
School Type
4-year

Harrison College has 11 campuses throughout Indiana, Ohio and North Carolina, as well as an online campus. The school offers a fully online medical office assistant certificate program designed for students who desire to find employment in the front office of a medical facility, in positions such as:

  • Medical clinic receptionist
  • Patient registration
  • Allied health administrative assistant
  • Front office assistant

The program is expected to take 13 weeks to complete. Coursework prepares students with training in patient scheduling, health insurance data entry, patient protocols and other crucial medical office functions. Furthermore, the college is eager to help transfer students get started in its programs; up to 75 percent of eligible credits can be transferred, so long as they ascribe to Harrison's transfer criteria.

Harrison College was fourth of all institutions in our study for percentage of medical assisting degrees or certificates awarded to students in 2015.

Accreditation:

  • Provisional accreditation through the U.S. Department of Education; in process with a national accrediting agency (https://harrison.edu/about/academic-affairs/accreditations-and-memberships)

Location:

550 E. Washington St.
Indianapolis Ind. 46204-2611
7

Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$10,190
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
44.65%
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics
20
School Type
4-year

Clarion University has a strong showing in many of our study's criteria, ranking No.5 for affordability of tuition and No.6 for graduation rate. The university's completely online A.S. in allied health degree program strives to prepare students for a variety of fields, including:

  • Medical assisting
  • Ultrasonography
  • Medical lab technician

Related programs include the A.S. allied health concentration -- created to help students who have completed accredited educational programs in allied health fields such as medical lab technology, paramedic technology or ultrasonography to earn an associate degree -- and the B.S. in allied health leadership -- geared toward those who wish to become health care managers.

Because the university places high value on clinical education and field expertise, it awards credit for completion of a formal, accredited educational program in an allied health field, giving working professionals a much-appreciated leg up in their programs. The school also offers multiple medical certificate programs that could be completed on the side by someone pursuing the field of medical assisting, such as its brand new Opioid Treatment Specialist certificate.

Accreditation:

  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Location:

840 Wood St.
Clarion Penn. 16214
8

Rasmussen College-Illinois

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$9,360
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
N/A
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics
59
School Type
4-year

Rasmussen College has 24 locations in seven states, and it serves a large student population through its online college, which delivers more than 30 fully online degree programs. One of the options available through Rasmussen's online college is a blended -- also known as "hybrid," meaning some on-campus classes are still required -- medical assisting diploma that takes 12 months to complete. Coursework from this diploma is directly transferable to Rasmussen's Associate in health science with a specialty in medical assisting.

For students who cannot attend classes at a Rasmussen College campus, the college also offers a fully online certificate program for medical administrative assisting. The program is expected to take nine months to complete, and, as with the diploma, its coursework is transferable to the associate program should a student decide to advance their education. Rasmussen College is No.7 in our ranking for cost of in-state tuition and No.5 for total percentage of medical assisting degrees awarded to students in 2015.

Accreditation:

  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
  • Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools

Location:

6000 E. State St., 4th Floor
Rockford, Ill. 61108-2513
9

Dakota College at Bottineau

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$4,181
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
64.02%
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics
22
School Type
2-year

Dakota College at Bottineau, a school that originated as a center of natural resources and forestry programs, is one of 11 colleges in the North Dakota University System. This college is proud of its affordability, and justifiably so: it was the third most affordable college in our study of 21 schools. Out of its 25 online programs, Dakota College offers two online associate degree options for medical assisting:

  • Medical assistant
  • Medical administrative assistant

The Associate of Applied Science in medical administrative assistant degree program works to prepare students for the Certified Medical Office Assistant exam, and requires 63 total credits to complete. Meanwhile, the medical assistant program requires 62 credits to complete and includes an additional 180 hours of supervised cooperative education in a medical facility. Students who complete the program are eligible to sit for the Registered Medical Assistant exam. Dakota College at Bottineau also offers a fully online medical coding diploma that requires 34 credits to complete.

Accreditation:

  • Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Location:

105 Simrall Blvd.
Bottineau N.D. 58318-1198
10

Independence University

Tuition & Fees/Year Tuition and fees per year refers to the average in-state tuition and required fees for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
$18,021
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
100.00%
Number of Programs Offered Number of programs offered refers to the count of degrees and certificates offered via distance education at any level as of 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics
16
School Type
4-year

Independence University rounds out our list of best online colleges for medical assisting based on its high graduation rate -- the third highest of all 21 schools reviewed for this ranking. The institution's fully online Associate of Occupational Studies degree in medical specialties is built to ready students for a wide range of potential careers in the healthcare industry, including:

  • Medical billing
  • Medical coding
  • Nurse assistant
  • Medical assistant
  • Home-health aide
  • Phlebotomist

Students must complete a total of 90.5 credits to satisfy the A.O.S. degree requirements. The program is expected to take 22 months to complete for students who follow suggested course sequencing. Online students are encouraged to check with the appropriate licensing boards in their home state to determine full licensure requirements for their prospective career choice and whether a degree from Independence University fulfills educational requirements.

Accreditation:

  • Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges

Location:

4021 S. 700 E. Ste. 400
Salt Lake City Utah 84107

Interview with an Expert
Each of our students will work with an advisor from
the time that they inquire with our institution until graduation.

Lori Timmis

Associate Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies

Siena Heights University

Interview with an Expert
Lori Timmis

Lori Timmis

Associate Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies

Siena Heights University

Q: What qualities make Siena Heights’ online Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) major in medical assisting an outstanding program?

A: One of the key things for us is student engagement. We've been recognized by U.S. News & World Report, and in their best online bachelor's degree programs ratings, we're #2 [in the nation] for student engagement.

We have institutional standards we've created for online course delivery. Those standards have helped in terms of delivering quality online classes to students. We are a small, private institution, and we look at students at a whole.

In regards the actual degree itself, we have offered the Bachelor of Applied Science degree for close to 40 years. It has focused on the adult student and the nontraditional student who has not only college credits but also work experience. We were the first in Michigan to deliver the Bachelor of Applied Science to adult students in that capacity. We are really proud of that.

Q: What support does Siena Heights offer their online student body?

A: Each of our students will work with an advisor from the time that they inquire with our institution until graduation. In addition to personal advising, we have e-tutoring for students where they have the ability to work with a tutor directly. We also have library assistance and support. We have financial aid assistance. We have also veteran and career services.

Q: How does an online program in medical assisting differ from an on-campus program?

A: In regards to this particular program, we are sectioned into an 8-week accelerated format. So that's a little different than going to campus and meeting in the classroom. But that's one minor piece. More of the emphasis is on how our degree is structured.

Our BAS is an inverted major. The student comes in with an associate degree in medical assisting or they've completed a training program that led to a credential or work experience. They bring that into Siena Heights, and we are able to establish the major [from that] in the BAS. We establish the major in medical assisting and will offer [that student] upper division courses that will help them in terms of being in the workforce.

Degree Overview: Medical Assisting

It's likely no surprise that earning a degree is very important for starting a career in medical assisting, but why? The answer is, the classes taken in the course of a medical assisting degree program can provide valuable skills and knowledge that are nigh-essential for the career. To learn more about the courses a medical assisting degree program might offer and the skills you could obtain from them, read on.

Online Medical Assistant Courses

An online program for medical assisting has a lot of concepts to cover if it's going to adequately prepare students for a career in the field. The following is an overview of just what may be covered in the different courses offered by such a program, depending on what school students attend.

  • Medical assisting fundamentals: This course strives to provide an overview of the medical assisting field and what students can expect when they enter it. Specific coursework may cover topics such as basic clinical procedures, emergency preparedness, specimen collection techniques, hematology, and equipment inventory and maintenance. Depending on the program, this course may require that students complete laboratory work.
  • Medical terminology: Medical terminology courses are designed to familiarize students with the medical vocabulary system by focusing on the spelling, definitions, pronunciations and structures of the words professionals need to know. In addition to existing terms, this class generally covers word roots, plurals and singulars, and prefixes and suffixes.
  • Medical law and ethics: People in the medical field are bound by certain laws and ethical standards when providing patient care. The purpose of this course is to teach students the parameters of these standards by studying areas such as HIPAA regulations, risk management and medical malpractice.
  • Coding and billing: In order for health care facilities to be paid for their services, insurance claims must be processed correctly based on a specific insurance system. This course is meant to expose students to how this system works by teaching them disease classification, coding concepts and medical terminology. In addition, the class might cover the specific billing and coding systems used by organizations such as Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield, the VA or Medicare.
  • Pharmacology: Pharmacology courses address topics such as dosage calculations, drug classifications, side effects of different drugs and the laws on controlled substances.

Career-Related Skills to Develop

The medical assisting profession requires a specific skill set, and online medical assistant degrees are designed to provide instruction in these abilities. The following are some of the skills that students may want to focus on as they go about their studies in these programs.

  • Technical skills: Medical assistants must know how to perform tasks such as checking patients' vital signs and blood pressure. In order to do this, they must have the technical skills to help them use certain medical instruments.
  • Detail orientation: Record keeping is an important part of the medical profession, in order to help ensure that patients are receiving the correct treatments. Being detail oriented helps medical assistants to record different patients' information accurately, as well as to provide data to insurance companies. When one small mistake in record-keeping can result in a medical emergency, paying attention to the details is imperative.
  • Listening: One of the most subtly important responsibilities of a medical assistant is interviewing patients to find out what's wrong with them. Active listening skills are needed in order to get this information and understand what patients need.
  • Analytical: People in the medical assisting field will be looking at a lot of charts, and they must understand what those charts mean if they're going to help treat patients and code procedures for billing. Strong analytical skills are important for putting together various records and readings in order to do what is best for their patients.
  • Interpersonal: Medical assistants work with patients in distress, so they should have strong interpersonal skills in order to communicate with them about their treatment, as well as keep them calm. Additionally, interpersonal skills are necessary to communicate with other medical professionals, like doctors and nurses.

Medical Assisting Specializations

Although medical assistants don't need to earn a certification to find a job, obtaining such a certification can impress potential employers, increasing the chances of being hired or being considered for more prestigious career opportunities. The following are some examples of the various certifications available in the medical assisting field.

  • The American Association of Medical Assistants offers the Certified Medical Assistant designation to professionals who have administrative, general or clinical experience.
  • The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA), which is available through the National Healthcareer Association, allows professionals to show their expertise in tasks such as interviewing patients, giving injections, and checking vital signs and measuring the results. The organization also issues a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) for those with experience scheduling appointments, maintaining patient records and greeting patients.
  • The National Center for Competency Testing offers the National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) credential to those who pass an examination that covers topics such as bookkeeping, phlebotomy, patient confidentiality, pharmacology and ECG.

Medical Assistant Career Outlook

Those who earn a diploma, certificate or degree in medical assisting may have the ability to work in a variety of healthcare management capacities. However, not surprisingly, these graduates most often pursue a career as a medical assistant.

Medical Assistant
Average Salary Average salary refers to the 2016 mean salary for all U.S. workers in this job, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics
$32,850
Projected Job Openings Projected job openings refers to the estimated number of job openings from 2014-2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics
262,100
Projected Job Growth Projected job growth refers to the estimated rate of increase in the number of jobs in this profession from 2014-2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
23.5
Entry-level Education This refers to the typical entry-level education needed to obtain a position in a particular job, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016
Postsecondary nondegree award
Compared to nurses and doctors, medical assistants have a relatively new profession within the field of healthcare. However, many medical clinics could not operate as they do today without the help of these professionals. Medical assistants are often responsible for performing both administrative and clinical duties. They may make appointments, check-in patients and take vital signs. Career prospects may be strongest for those who are familiar with electronic health records or who have earned a professional certification.
Methodologies and Sources

Methodology

To be included in these rankings, all colleges had to meet the following criteria for the specific subject being ranked:

  1. Offer an undergraduate degree (either associate or bachelor's) in that subject online
  2. Have awarded at least one degree or certificate in that subject in 2014-15

Once we had our list of schools for each subject, we ranked them on five criteria:

  1. In-state tuition, National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
  2. Graduation rate, National Center for Education Statistics, 2014
  3. Accessibility, based on the admissions rate, National Center for Education Statistics, 2014
  4. Program prominence, based on how many of the degrees and certificates awarded in 2014-15 were in this particular subject, National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
  5. Related subjects, based on the number of similar topics for programs in relevant CIP codes that are offered at any level, National Center for Education Statistics, 2015

Methodology Sources

  • Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2014-15, National Center for Education Statistics, Accessed January 2016, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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Methodologies and Sources