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A.S. in Medical Assisting at Point University

  • Program Overview

    This program is designed to equip students with a strong foundation in medical terminology, medical systems and procedures, patient safety, and office management. Students will be eligible for post-program certification exams, such as the Certified Medical Assistant credential from the National Center for Competency Testing, and may continue their education by seeking a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration.

  • Program Curriculum & Length

    The curriculum is designed to help develop foundational knowledge in front office management, medical terminology, and patient safety. In addition to a Clinical Externship that can be completed at a location near you, listed below are some of the courses offered to students:

    • Medical Terminology
    • Introduction to Medical Coding & Billing
    • Medical Systems & Procedures
    • Medical Ethics & Legal Considerations

    Program length differs depending on how many credits students choose to take per term. On average, students complete the 62 credits required for the online associate in medical assisting degree in two years.

  • Career Opportunities

    Point’s online associate degree in medical assisting will equip you with the knowledge and tools to launch successful careers across a wide range of roles, such as:

    • Clerical and Medical Billing Expert
    • Medical Administrative Assistant
    • Doctor’s Office Assistant
    • Medical Clinic Receptionist
  • Financial Aid & Scholarships

    Financial aid available if you qualify and for scholarship information, please note the following: 

    • Community and Technical College Graduate Scholarship – Online students who transfer to Point from a community or technical college are eligible to receive a $250 scholarship specifically for transfer students. No application is required.
    • Point Community Scholarship – First-term online students have the opportunity to receive a scholarship valued at up to $15,000 over the life of any Point University fully online degree program. Terms and conditions apply.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

Employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 19 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. 1

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