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Medical Assistant Programs and Degrees

Do you want to work closely with a physician to provide the high-quality care every patient deserves? Are you looking for variety and challenge in your workday? Consider a career as a medical assistant.



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Medical Assistant Program Overview

Get to know the highlights of the Medical Assistant program, and how your coursework will prepare you for a career in this rewarding field.

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Medical Assistant in the Classroom

Hear from current students and instructors about our hands-on medical assistant coursework.

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A Medical Assistant Service-learning Project

See how students in the medical assistant program gain valuable experience, while providing important community health services.

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Career Opportunities

Learn about the career opportunities available to those enrolled in medical assisting.

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Student Testimonial

See what student Amanda Saumer has to say about the medical assiting program at Minnesota School of Business.

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In our degree program, you will learn to run lab tests, take patient histories, take X-rays,* prepare and administer medications and manage medical records. You will prepare for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) examination offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)* and the Limited Scope of Practice in Radiology exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Call 1-877-655-7676 or contact college admissions and get started today!

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Medical Assistant

The 2-year medical assistant associate degree can be earned in 21 months of full-time, year-round study. This program combines hands-on training in core technical skills with general education that will enhance your ability to work in diverse settings.

Medical Assistant certifications

The medical assistant degree program includes coursework that prepares students to take certification examinations including Limited Scope of Practice in Radiology, Certified Medical Assistant (CMA),** cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), first aid, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Reasons to consider Medical Assistant programs at our college?

Although we were founded, more than a century ago, as a business school, our curriculum has expanded to prepare students for a broader range of career fields. Our medical assistant degree program was developed in consultation with health care employers and professionals, ensuring your training will set you apart from other job candidates.

Read more about our history and consider the following:

Questions, comments, concerns?

To learn more about medical assistant programs, financial aid, or credit for prior learning, call 1-877-655-7676 or send us a request for more information.

*The X-ray components of the medical assistant curriculum are not offered at Minnesota School of Business campuses in Wisconsin.

**Graduation from an approved accredited program is a requirement for taking the CMA (AAMA) exam.

The Minnesota School of Business medical assistant associate degree programs at the Appleton, Blaine, Brooklyn Center, Eau Claire, Elk River, Green Bay, La Crosse, Lakeville, Madison East, Madison West, Moorhead, Rochester, Sioux Falls, St. Cloud, Wausau and Woodbury campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), 7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314 North, Falls Church, VA 22043, Phone: 703-917-9503.

Please contact the medical assistant program coordinator at a campus near you for more information.

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