Frequently Asked Questions
Do you accept financial aid?+
Our tuition was created to be affordable for almost any budget, eliminating the need for traditional financial aid! We offer lower tuition prices and flexible payment plans, including an option to finance your tuition over an extended time (credit providing our students with the opportunity to graduate with little to no student loan debt. If none of our payment plan options work for you, please give us a call. We are more than happy to customize a plan!
How long does it take to become a medical assistant?+
The time it takes to become a Medical Assistant varies between schools and certification programs. Our curriculum is 14-weeks long in total: 12-weeks of accelerated online learning and an optional 2 weekend seminar (4 days total) of intensive hands-on practice in order to prepare students to start working as a medical assistant.
How can your program be so fast?+
Using the benefit of modern technology, we are able to offer a condensed, but comprehensive program that focuses on the key areas of the NHA study guide and teach them in a meaningful way. We supplement that learning with lab and soft-skill simulations which you are then able to strengthen through our optional hands-on seminar. You will have the guidance of your knowledgeable instructors and additional online resources.
How can a short course be as effective as a longer program?+
As a newly hired Medical Assistant, your employer will have an expectation that you will know the basic skills of Medical Assisting. It’s those fundamental skills that we focus on teaching our students. Our custom designed curriculum sets students up for success in knowing exactly what doctors will expect them to know.
Will I be more qualified if I attend a longer program?+
When you graduate from any medical assisting school you receive a certificate of completion. Many students ask if they can expect to make a higher starting salary if they attend a longer program. The starting salary for a Medical Assistant does not have anything to do with how long you spent in school or how much you paid for your schooling.
What is the job description of a medical assistant?+
Medical Assistants perform a variety of duties, including but not limited to assisting the doctor, carrying out clinical tasks, and completing administrative work.
Medical assistants may perform many different clinical duties including taking and recording vital signs, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, etc. Administrative tasks are as equally important in the medical assisting field and medical assistants are also in charge of scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, working with insurance files, and billing.
Assistants are responsible for making patients feel at ease while also preparing them for treatment. During medical visits, assistants often work alongside the doctor.
What is the job outlook for medical assistants?+
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 29 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. For more information, please visit www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm.
How much does a medical assistant make?+
The mean annual wage for medical assistants was $14.24 an hour and $29,610 per year in 2013.
Will I be eligible for benefits with my employer?+
Benefits vary by practice and should be discussed with the hiring practice.