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Our Medical Office Assistant training

Medical Office Assistants are the trusted administrators who patients, physicians, nurses, and techs rely on to keep things organized, on time, and efficient. Medical assistant careers are growing incredibly fast—and that growth is creating strong demand for professionals with real-world relevance.

In our Medical Office Assistant training, textbook and online lessons give you job-ready skills so you can become the organizational cornerstone every medical practice needs to run the office. Your studies will help you master the unique knowledge base to set you apart and make you stand out from the competition. Dive into your studies and you can complete the program in as few as four months. Once you earn your diploma, you will be well prepped for certification.

Professional certification

Our Medical Office Assistant certification preparation includes the cost of the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam*, test prep resources, and your official certificate and wallet ID card when you pass the exam. Certification validates your skills and identifies you as credible and qualified.


What you get

  • NHA Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam and resources (a $180 value)
  • Textbook: Pearson's Comprehensive Medical Assisting: Administrative and Clinical Competencies
  • BinderTM mobile app for taking your learning materials on-the-go
  • Student Portal dashboard for instant access to lessons and support
  • Learning Resource Center online libraries and labs
  • ProQuest® digital access to thousands of sources for research
  • An active online community of fellow students, staff, and grads

job growth

Job opportunities

As demand for healthcare services continues to increase, the U.S. Department of Labor predicts medical assistant careers will grow 29% through 2026**. That's a higher average than for all occupations and means your medical assistant training will likely be put to immediate and good use.



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Frequently asked questions

You may be taking your first steps into higher education. Or you may be considering online study for the first time. Whatever your situation, we're here to guide you through the process and answer any questions you have.

Our Medical Office Assistant certification preparation course is designed with your professional future in mind. You’ll learn the real-world skills that are actually used on the job. By the end of your Medical Office Assistant program you should be ready to take the National Healthcareer Association Certified Medical Administrative Assistant exam, which we include as part of your Medical Office Assistant course. It’s a key step toward career success.

Yes! All students in our Medical Office Assistant program receive personalized career assistance. We'll help you create an impactful resume, prepare for interviews, and explore job opportunities that may be available in your area.

We allow you up to one year from the date of your enrollment to complete your medical office assisting program. A self-paced, flexible study schedule is one of the many advantages of pursuing your education at Ashworth College.

Related programs

Medical office assistant training is valuable for developing skills in the medical field. Explore similar studies or continue your education with another course in our range of affordable, flexible, and accredited career programs in healthcare.

State requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

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