Medical assistant training programs are generally offered under two arrangements – either as a campus program or online. For medical assistant schools, regardless of which format you ultimately select, there is one requirement you must make sure the program has. It must be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
Accreditation is a requirement of certification agencies such as the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), the American Medical Technologists (AMT) and the National Health Career Association (NHA).
Certification should be every medical assistant’s goal. Upon completion of an accredited program you can apply for certification through any of the above organizations. The best job opportunities are more and more going to applicants that completed a formal education program and have become certified.
Finding Medical Assistant Schools
Click on your state in the map below and you’ll be taken to a list of medical assistant schools available in that state. The list will contain both campus and online programs to choose form.
Once you have reviewed the list you are able to request more information about any of the programs you are interested in.
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Campus or Online Program
People often ask which is the better format for getting the training. There is no best training format. The decision really depends on which format best suits one’s own individual needs. For example, if you are currently working a full time job then an online program may be a better choice. You’ll be able to work on your own schedule.
On the other hand if you are someone who needs more structure and discipline then a campus program may be a better choice. Having a regular classroom schedule may help you get through the course material and stay focused.
You can find a list of the top online medical assistant programs here.