Medical Assisting Program
Become a trusted, versatile, and valued member of a medical team.
As a Medical Assistant, you will work under the supervision of physicians and facilitate their practice in every respect. In the Medical Assisting program, you will be trained in administrative and clinical duties. You will gain the skills and knowledge needed to perform duties including acting as the liaison between the physician and other individuals; scheduling patients for exams; taking patient vital signs; performing EKGs; collecting and processing specimens; preparing patients for procedures; updating filing records; and corresponding with insurance companies regarding patient matters.
As a student, you will be simultaneously enrolled in the Medical Assisting certificate and associate degree programs. You will first complete the certificate requirements and receive a certificate in Medical Assisting; then you will then continue in the associate degree program. Upon completion of the collegiate certificate program, immediately upon graduation you are eligible to apply for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) examination administered by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) and for the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) examination administered by the American Medical Technologists (AMT) and for the Medical Assistant Certification (CCMA) examination administered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
Goodwin University’s certificate degree program in Medical Assisting has programmatic accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
Jobs some of our Medical Assisting Program graduates have obtained:
- Billing Specialist
- Medical Assistant
- Medical Assisting Academic Advisor
- Medical Assisting Program Director
- Medical Assisting Program Externship Coordinator
- Medical Office Administrator
- Medical Receptionist
- Office Manager
We're ready when you are.
- Enrollment is hassle-free.
- We’re still accepting financial aid applications.
- We’ll review your transcripts of prior learning (usually in less than one business day).
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The certificate program in Medical Assisting at Goodwin University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, (727)210-2350, www.caahep.org.
The Medical Assisting program at Goodwin University has a retention rate of 86% for the admission cohort(s) that entered in 2017. This data is based on the most recent Annual Report Form submitted to the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).