Healthcare, Medical & Nursing
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Medical Assistant

If you're looking to get your foot in the door of the healthcare industry as quickly as possible, are well-organized, and possess strong interpersonal communication skills, a Medical Assistant degree or certification could be a great fit for you.

Types of Degrees

Medical Assistant students typically pursue an associate degree (2 years), certificate program, or diploma program in medical assistance before entering the field. Voluntary certifications are also an option.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.

Career Opportunities After Earning A Medical Assistant Degree Or Certification

The range of career opportunities available to someone with a Medical Assistant degree or certification include:

  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Secretaries/Administrative Assistants
  • Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

Post Graduate Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for Medical Assistants was $34,800 in 2019 (1) while Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants earned a mean salary of $38,090 in 2019 (2).

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.

References

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.

Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.