Medical Assistant Associate Degree
Earn your Medical Assistant Associate degree online – at home, at your own pace.
Discover how you can play an important role in the care and well-being of patients with our Medical Assistant Associate Degree program. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average medical assistant salary is $31,540 per year.¹ Learn healthcare concepts that you will use regularly in your medical assistant job, including medical terminology, coding, and transcription, and apply your knowledge in a real world setting with an externship in a medical setting. Study on your own schedule at a price that fits your budget.
Learn healthcare fundamentals – from clinical procedures to anatomy and physiology – with our affordable, online Medical Assistant Associate Degree. Medical assistant jobs are expected to increase by 23% in upcoming years, so upon graduation you’ll be one step closer to joining this fast growing field.¹
Prepare for Industry Certifications
The Penn Foster College Medical Assistant Associate Degree can help you prepare to sit for these industry certifications.
- The Registered Medical Assistant certification (RMA) offered by American Medical Technologists (AMT)
- The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant certificate (CCMA) offered by
- National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
- The National Certified Medical Assistant certificate (NCMA) offered by
- National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)
- The Clinical Medical Assistant Certification (CMAC) offered by American
- Medical Certification Association (AMCA)
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) Prep Materials
Graduates of this program will receive NHA certification prep materials and a voucher to cover the cost of the CCMA exam. These valuable certification prep materials can help you prepare and sit for your Certified Clinical Medical Assistant certification. The total value of these materials is $235 and are available to graduates for no additional costs!
Professional Licensing / Certification Information
Licensing and/or certification requirements for jobs in this field are not the same in every state and may include educational, testing, and/or experiential requirements beyond those offered in the Penn Foster College Program. Prospective students should contact the state professional licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state(s) where they plan to work to determine their requirements before enrolling in this Program. Click here for contact information for state licensing/regulatory boards and certain industry licensing information.
IMPORTANT STATE REQUIREMENTS: Please review your state board requirements that are applicable to your field of study. State boards may impose a variety of different requirements, which vary from state to state.
Join over 30,000 active students and take advantage of Penn Foster’s flexible and affordable online associate and bachelor’s degree programs, undergraduate certificate programs, and individual college courses.
Nationally accredited – and at an average cost of $79 per credit – other schools do not match our combination of convenience, quality and affordability. Many of our college credits are also recommended by ACE CREDIT. Although every college makes its own decision on the transferability of credits, ACE CREDIT recommendations are considered by more than 2,000 of its participating institutions, helping you get the quality credits you deserve.
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¹ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, “Occupational Outlook Handbook,” 2016-17 Edition, Medical Assistants, on the Internet here. Statistics found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are based on national data, so job growth in your area may be different.
* The Final Semester at No Cost promotion does not include any practicum or resident lab training fees. To qualify for this offer, A.S. degree students must complete and pay in full for at least 30 Penn Foster credits and B.S. degree students must complete and pay in full for at least 60 Penn Foster credits prior to the final semester.