You’re the type of person who likes to help others. You’re organized. And you know how to get things done. Well, that’s good news. The healthcare industry is growing and now is a great time to consider a career in this field.
As a UMA medical administrative assistant student online, you’ll learn how to help keep the healthcare system moving forward. You’ll learn how to greet patients and get them checked in, schedule appointments, assist with patient insurance claims, medical coding, and day-to-day office procedures. If a career in a medical office setting and supporting people, processes and procedures sounds good to you, we should talk.
In some cases, people with a diploma and people with a degree may apply for the same job in this field. A diploma program takes less time to complete and is a smaller investment than a degree program. A diploma could mean less earning potential than a degree.1 A degree requires more coursework and may be seen as a more substantial accomplishment in the eyes of a potential employer. UMA students who earn a diploma in this program may choose to continue their education at UMA and upgrade their credential to a degree in this field.
UMA students often start with a diploma because it gets them trained faster and may help them enter the workforce sooner. Once they are employed, they may return to UMA to apply their diploma coursework towards an associate degree in this field.
Classes at UMA help prepare you to take the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam. Ultimate Medical Academy has a team in place, ready to help you focus on exam-relevant material and tutor you in areas where you might need extra help.
Medical administrative assistants with a diploma or degree and certification can go on to entry-level positions as a medical secretary, customer service representative, front office staff and more. Working environments include physician’s offices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Employment in this field is projected to grow 36 percent from 2012 to 2022.2
Average program length is 10 months (may vary according to individual student)
Average program length is 17 months (may vary according to individual student)
*Arkansas Residents - The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board has requirements for coursework that are not contained in UMA programs for other states. Therefore, Arkansas residents must meet program requirements that are slightly different. These courses are required for residents of Arkansas.
Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board certification does not constitute an endorsement of any institution or program. Such certification merely indicates that certain criteria have been met as required under the rules and regulations implementing institutional and program certification as defined in Arkansas Code § 6-61-301.
**Required Course for Arkansas residents
***Minnesota Residents - Ultimate Medical Academy is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections §136A.61-136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions. Minnesota students will NOT be able to use the courses indicated above to satisfy the General Education/Elective requirements for UMA programs.
This program can be completed in as little as 10 months (diploma) or 17 months (degree).
90% of employers of UMA graduates who responded to a survey said they would hire other UMA graduates.
This program is offered Online.
For additional information on this program’s student graduation, placement, charges, median loan debt and possible occupational outcomes, see: Associate of Science in Health Sciences – Medical Administrative Assistant and Diploma - Medical Administrative Assistant.
Gainful employment information can be found at ultimatemedical.edu/gainful-employment.pdf
and includes information on tuition, loan debt, completion, placement and occupations.
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After graduating high school I enrolled into Ultimate Medical Academy, because they seemed to have everything I wanted to get out of my education. From start to finish I had nothing but support from my online advisors. In the end I got a GREAT job. I loved my experience with UMA. —Victoria G., UMA Student
—Victoria G., UMA Student