Medical Assistant

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Medical assisting is a great way to get started on your healthcare career.

Make a difference as a Medical Assistant.

If you are a people person interested in the field of healthcare, our medical assistant program might be the right choice for you. NMC's Medical Assistant program is designed to give you the knowledge, skills and training you'll need to do well in a variety of healthcare settings.

Medical Assistants work in doctor offices and clinics, hospitals and outpatient facilities as well as nursing and residential care facilities.

Their responsibilities can range from providing administrative support, scheduling appointments, managing correspondence and bookkeeping to taking patient medical histories, providing patient education and preparing specimens and exam rooms.

Program Information

  • This is a 12-month certificate program.
  • Students who successfully complete program requirements will be awarded a certificate in Medical Assistant.
  • Students will gain experience in a fully-equipped laboratory prior to entering the clinical setting where they will receive 300 hours of hands-on clinical experience.
  • Graduates are required to take the AAMA exam for professional certification prior to graduation.
  • Students able to transfer their contact hours for block credit, should they decide to continue their education in the Health Studies associate degree completion program.
  • The program includes a total of 930 clock hours.
  • Flexible hours: classes meet Tuesday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. in Terms I, II and III, and 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. in Term IV.
  • The expertise of a healthcare college - this is what we do BEST!
  • Assistance with securing financial aid and scholarships needed to attend.

More Medical Assistant Program Information

Medical Assistant Salary & Job Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the median medical assistant salary in the U.S. in May 2015 was $30,590 per year ($14.71 per hour), with a much faster than average projected growth rate of 23 percent between 2014 and 2024.

Professional Organizations for Certified Medical Assistants

Gainful Employment Disclosure 2019

Program Name: Medical Assistant

This program is designed to be completed in 12 months. 

This program will cost $13,018 if completed within normal time.  There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed. 

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $9,500 of debt. 

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession:  Medical Assistants are not licensed in any state

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Program Accreditation

CAAHEP AccreditationThe Medical Assistant Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Programs, 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763.  (727) 210-2350.

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