Medical assistants enjoy a rewarding career path working in hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, long-term care facilities, and more. As a medical assistant, you can be an important member of the healthcare team and enjoy a career where you directly impact the lives of your patients every day.
Plus, the demand for medical assistants is growing – the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the number of medical assistant jobs will grow by 29% over the next ten years.
If you want to become a medical assistant but traditional on-campus classes don’t work for your schedule, South College can help!
Medical Assisting (MA) Programs Offered Online at South College
We offer both a Certificate in Medical Assisting and an Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting as online programs. All classes for these programs are available online, with campus checkoffs scheduled with the MA program director.
Through completion of required courses, faculty seek to prepare you to:
- arrange appointments, medical records, insurance forms, and lab services
- communicate treatment plan to patients
- prepare patients for their exams
- administer medications
- draw blood
- remove sutures
- dress wounds
Choosing Your Medical Assisting Program
In the Certificate in Medical Assisting program, you’ll study basic concepts in medical assisting and explore the ethical and legal responsibilities that you’ll encounter every day as a medical assistant. The program is designed to allow for easy transition to our associate of applied science degree program if you choose to continue your education. Successful completion of the certificate program can also qualify you to take the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam.
The Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting program dives deeper into specialized topics like billing and coding, anatomy, physiology, lab procedures, and more. The associate program is not programmatically accredited.
Regardless of which path you take; South College is here to provide you with a quality education and the personalized attention you need to prepare to be a medical assistant.
How Does Learning Medical Assisting Online Work?
Our online medical assistant programs provide training to students through discussion boards facilitated by faculty and class assignments. Because course material is accessible 24/7, online students can complete courses and earn their certificate or degree on their own schedule.
South College students use the online learning program Canvas. You’ll benefit from the program’s intuitive design and frequent check-ins from your instructors, who offer personalized help when you may need it.
With the combination of online course work, individual instructor guidance, and campus checkoffs, South College seeks to provide you with the knowledge and practiced skills to start your medical assisting career as soon as you graduate!
If you’re looking for a personalized experience with the flexibility to work on your studies on your own time, South College’s online learning programs may be the perfect fit for you!