Can you see yourself using medical terms and wearing scrubs? Does the thought of working side-by-side with a physician or nurse sound exciting? Maybe this career could be for you!
As a UMA medical assistant student, you’ll learn how to take vital signs, collect specimens and blood samples, assist physicians and nurses, prepare exam rooms and more. If playing an important role in the day-to-day tasks of providing healthcare services sounds interesting to you, we’d like to talk to you about it.
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.
Students get 220 hours of experience side-by-side with healthcare professionals at a local medical facility. Some externships have led to an employment opportunity for the participating student.
After you graduate, you’ll be prepared to take the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) 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 assistant graduates can go on to positions as a medical assistant or medical office assistant. Working environments include physician’s offices, clinics, blood banks and more. This career field is projected to grow 29% from 2012 to 2022.2
Average program length is 14 months (may vary according to individual student).
Average program length is 21 months (may vary according to individual student).
This program can be completed in as little as 14 months (diploma) or 21 months (degree).
More than 90% of UMA online and campus students in this diploma program who responded to the survey said they were satisfied overall with their educational experience.
This program is offered at our Tampa and Clearwater campuses.
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 Assistant and Diploma – Medical 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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I am so happy to be in the UMA program. I love how they take an active and personal interest in me getting my degree. They always call and make sure I understand everything that needs to be done for the week. —Ebony W., UMA Student
—Ebony W., UMA Student