New Hybrid Medical Assistant Training Program
Diploma/Certificate in Medical Assistant
Become a Medical Assistant in 36 Weeks
Cambridge’s Medical Assistant diploma program delivers the education and hands-on training you need for success as a Medical Assistant. Once you complete the program, you’ll be eligible to take the Medical Assistant national certification exam for entry-level employment.
What is a Hybrid Medical Assistant Program?
Our Medical Assistant program only takes approximately 36 weeks to complete and is offered in Hybrid format. This means you have the flexibility of completing a portion of the program online and attending campus 1-2 times per week to complete the hands-on component. Our medical assistant labs replicate a medical office and include all the supplies and equipment you’ll need to learn the skills hands on. You’ll be able to start your medical career in less than a year.
What is a Medical Assistant?
A medical assistant is an integral part of the medical team. They work under the supervision of physicians and a variety of other medical providers nurses. As a medical assistant, you’ll work in direct patient care, performing tasks such as prepping patients for exams, performing electrocardiograms, assisting in minor surgical procedures, educating patients on a variety of topics, and scheduling patient appointments.
Medical Assistant Work Environments
Medical assistants are found anywhere patient care is completed. This includes facilities such as hospitals, clinics, doctor’s offices, specialty clinics, critical care facilities, and more.
Why Choose Cambridge?
Each year, Cambridge helps many students start their careers in healthcare. We’re proud to offer many benefits such as:
- Hands-on training: Every course is designed to include a hands on component. You will be performing clinical skills with medical equipment that is used in medical offices on real patients. You will also learn how to utilize an electronic medical record software and practice management software, as is used in all medical practices. Additionally, the program ends with a clinical externship. You will be working in a healthcare setting, such as a medical office, for approximately 6 weeks, so you can gain additional hands-on experience.
- In-depth curriculum: Our curriculum has been specifically tailored to fit the ever-evolving healthcare environment. You’ll learn everything you need to know for career success. Plus, you’ll receive the training you need to pass your national certification exam.
- Career support: Through our Career Services department, you’ll find the support you need to achieve an entry-level position after graduation.
What Is the Job Outlook for Medical Assistants?
As a medical assistant, you’ll be able to make a difference in the lives of many patients. Plus, you’ll reap the benefits of a fast-growing career. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical assistant careers are expected to grow by 18% between now and 2030, which is much faster than average growth for other occupations.
What Does a Professional Medical Assistant Do?
As a medical assistant, you are likely to conduct a wide range of care tasks under the supervision of physicians, including:
- Prepping patients for exams
- Charting vital signs
- Performing injections and minor surgical procedures
- Coding and billing insurance procedures
- Performing electrocardiograms
- Educating patients on a variety of topics
- Schedule patient appointments
Medical Assistant Curriculum
While you study through Cambridge, you’ll learn subject matter spanning from medical terminology to phlebotomy. You’ll also take advantage of our clinical externship program, giving you hands-on training through local healthcare facilities.
Medical Assistant Certification Courses
- Heath Core and Body Systems
- Medical Office Process
- Financial & Insurance Office
- Anatomy / Physiology / Related Diseases
- Pharmacology/ Medication Administration
- Clinical Procedures
- Medical Assisting Externship
Completing this program and earning your diploma/certificate at Cambridge takes 36 weeks. You will then be ready to take your certification exam(s).
Students who complete the Medical Assistant program at Cambridge are eligible to sit for the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) exam through American Medical Technologists, Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam through American Association of Medical Assistants and the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam through National Healthcareer Association. Additionally, students are eligible to site for the Phlebotomy and EKG certification examinations if they would like to add additional certifications to their portfolio.
While these credentials are not always required for employment as a medical assistants, such credentials demonstrate an added level of commitment to the profession and proven mastery of the information learned.
To become a medical assistant, you’ll first need to obtain your high school diploma and attend a medical assistant program at an accredited college or university. After finishing your program, you are eligible to take the national certification exam.
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Certificate Program Financial Aid
Cambridge offers various financial aid options to help you finance your education. Some of these options include:
- Pell Grants
- Stafford Loans
- Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG)
- Veteran Benefits
Worried about paying for school? Our team will support you through the financial aid application process, so you can start your program worry-free.
Thank you, Cambridge for great teachers, staff and learning programs. Thank you Mrs. Washington for all your hard work and dedication."
I started August 2018 and my experience there so far has been exciting I learned a lot! I made a lot of new friends, no one there was judgmental. I had one amazing teacher, Mrs. Washington who helped us, gave us advice, and was always there. She shows that she really cares about her students and just wants us to succeed."
I want to thank the entire staff at Cambridge, I felt like I passed my prime age, wasted it by working for a good company, but not getting the brain food I so hungrily wanted. Mrs. Alana Washington! You are an incredible instructor and helped me understand the material in a way that I was able to process even while I was sleeping at home."
Loretta L Cannon
My favorite instructor is Mrs. Washington. She is very motivating, caring and genuine. You can see the passion she has for her career and most importantly, her student’s success. The very first day of meeting her she made it very clear that all she wanted was to make sure that the goal was I succeed and be great at what I wanted to do."
FAQs About Our Medical Assistant Program
What Is a Medical Assistant?
Medical assistants support healthcare professionals in patient care. For example, you might help deliver injections or support physicians as they perform in-office procedures and treatment. Medical assistants also perform office duties such as scheduling patient appointments and returning patient phone calls.
How Do I Become a Medical Assistant?
To become a medical assistant, you’ll first need to obtain your high school diploma and attend an accredited college or university program. After finishing your program, you’ll need to take and pass the Medical Assistant certification exam. When you receive a passing score, you’ll be eligible for entry-level employment.
Is Medical Assistant a Good Career?
Yes! Each day, you’ll support healthcare professionals in delivering life-saving patient care. And you can trust that there will always be a position for you as healthcare will always be a requirement. Plus, as you gain experience, there will be options for further career advancement.
Start Your Medical Assistant Career With Cambridge
Cambridge is the place to get your medical assistant certification. You can start your medical career in just 36 weeks. To learn more about the program or to apply today, call us at 877-206-4279 or send us a message.