Associate Degree in Medical Assisting
Luz Berdecia, Medical Assisting Student
Medical assistants work very closely with health care providers to ensure the timeliness and quality of a patient’s visit. You will be one of the first faces a patient sees, and you will handle everything from obtaining vital signs to helping with examinations to handling patient records and history.
At Goodwin, you can complete your associate degree in Medical Assisting in a short time — in as few as 16 to 20 months — while also positioning yourself for future success with a college degree. Some schools offer training in Medical Assisting — but not for college credit. Goodwin is a fully accredited, well respected, nonprofit college, where you earn real college credits that count towards your associate or bachelor’s degree.
As a Medical Assisting student, you will be simultaneously enrolled in the Medical Assisting certificate and associate degree program. 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, 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). This certification will make you a more qualified medical assistant who stands out to employers.
Goodwin College’s certificate degree program in Medical Assisting has programmatic accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
Where Medical Assistants work:
- Ambulatory Health Care Services
- Chiropractors’ Offices
- Family Medicine Practices
- Health Centers
- Health Care Practitioner Offices
- Hospital Facilities
- Medical Laboratories
- Medical Offices
- OB/GYN Practices
- Outpatient Care Facilities
- Physicians’ Offices
- Podiatrists’ Offices
- Walk-In Clinics