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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, the textbooks and online lessons will help 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.

Medical Office Assistant Online Training Curriculum

Our online, self-paced Medical Office Assistant Program curriculum can help you prepare to take the next steps toward a rewarding career in healthcare, all on your own terms. You’ll build essential job skills, from working with medical records to effectively communicating with patients, while also preparing to sit for industry certification that can help you stand out when applying for jobs. Your Medical Office Assistant classes include:

  • Medical and Body Systems Terminology
  • Introduction to Medical Assisting
  • Administrative Medical Assisting
  • Clinical Medical Assisting

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CMAA 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.


Included in your Medical Office Assistant Program

  • NHA Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam and resources (a $180 value)
  • Textbook: Pearson's Comprehensive Medical Assisting: Administrative and Clinical Competencies
  • 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

Medical office assistant job opportunities

As demand for healthcare services continues to increase, the U.S. Department of Labor predicts medical assistant careers will grow 14% through 2032††. That's a higher average than for all occupations and means your medical assistant training will likely be put to immediate and good use.



Prepare for your NHA CMAA professional certification in confidence so you can stand out from the crowd.


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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.

All graduates keep access to their accounts on the Ashworth College Central Network, an online toolkit that provides step-by-step guidance through resume templates, cover letters, thank you letters, and more. As a student, you will interact with the Ashworth College Central Network throughout your lessons to make you comfortable with the tools and prepare you to make a good impression on potential employers once you've graduated!

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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