Medical Assisting

Online Degrees in Medical Assisting

Degree programs in Medical Assisting are designed to boost students' skills in the field and move them ahead in their careers. Starting with foundational courses in Health & Nursing and Medical Assisting, most programs then move into a specialization in Medical Assisting.

Medical Assisting Career Outlook

As the population ages and medical technology advances, the medical industry continues to grow. The need for medical assistants increases every day. With a degree in Medical Assisting, you will be able to choose among many rewarding careers that offer strong growth potential and job security.
People with Medical Assisting degrees are employed in physicians offices, hospitals, chiropractic offices, optometrists offices and pediatric offices, and they include: Medical assistants, medical coders, office administrators, patient care technicians, respiratory care workers, pharmacy technicians, dialysis technicians, and surgical technicians.

Medical Assisting Salary Information

Average earnings for people with Medical Assisting degrees are between $25,000 and $35,000 per year. Opportunities for advancement are good; many medical assistants can advance to office manager, teach medical assisting or move into an administrative support occupation.

Medical Assisting Required Job Skills and Knowledge

Job opportunities are best for people with formal education. Medical Assisting degrees typically take between six months and two years to complete. Good typing, record keeping, organizational and communication skills are necessary. Employers look for professional, well-groomed individuals. Classes in anatomy, first aid, medical law and ethics, and patient relations are important. Employers also look for candidates who have certification and have completed a national examination.

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