Medical Administrative Assistant Training

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What is a medical administrative assistant?

Healthcare Management DegreeMedical administrative assistants get to make a difference in the medical field while working at an office job! From setting up appointments and verifying insurance to maintaining electronic health records and more, medical administrative assistants play a role in helping doctor offices and other healthcare facilities run smoothly.

How can I become a medical administrative assistant (MAA)?

Go to Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA)! UMA’s medical administrative assistant school teaches the skills needed to work as a MAA. Choose from a diploma or associate degree. Both prepare you to take the National Healthcareer Association exam after you finish your medical administrative assistant training for Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certification.

Nervous about the certification exam already? We offer test preparation, so you can feel more confident going into the test.

How will I find time for medical administrative assistant school?

Going to medical administrative assistant school and juggling life responsibilities may sound like a lot. Medical administrative assistant training at UMA can even be done online from the convenience of a computer with the right set up and Internet access, Plus, you have  UMA advisors on your side, as well as SOAR. SOAR is a free UMA resource that helps with academics, childcare sources, legal matters, personal issues and much more. 

What will I learn in medical administrative assistant training?

UMA  teaches  the administrative skills needed to help doctors provide patient care. That means having the ability and knowledge to process healthcare claims, maintain electronic records, code medical and surgical procedures and more.

Want to know exactly what to expect? Learn more about UMA’s medical administrative assistant training courses.

Course List and Program Information

Required Courses:
Introduction to Medical Administrative Assisting 4.5 Credits
Principles of Management and Information Systems 4.5 Credits
Medical Law & Ethics and Records Management 4.5 Credits
Accounting and Medical Practice Management Systems 4.5 Credits
Medical Terminology and Transcription 4.5 Credits
Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Medical Coding I 5.5 Credits
Medical Coding II 4.5 Credits
Anatomy and Physiology for Allied Health Profession 3.5 Credits
Total 36 Credits


*These programs include a clinical rotation. UMA students get 615 hours of clinical and simulation learning.
Associate Degree:
Online
Associate Degree:
40 weeks*


*These program lengths are based upon average completion times. Your individual completion time may vary. Click to read more about student success.
Average Annual Salary for entry level Medical Assistants:*
$28,860
*Source: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/Medical-assistants.htm.

How long will medical administrative assistant school take?

UMA  teaches  the administrative skills needed to help doctors provide patient care. That means having the ability and knowledge to process healthcare claims, maintain electronic records, code medical and surgical procedures and more.

Should I earn a diploma or associate degree?

When deciding between a diploma and associate degree, there’s a lot to consider: like cost, how much time you want to spend in medical administrative assistant school and what your future goals and dreams are. Below are a few of the basic differences between the two medical administrative assistant training programs. Still uncertain? A UMA Advisor can help!

  • The diploma program takes as little as 10 months* and the associate degree can be completed in as few as 18 months*
  • Both programs qualify you to take the National Healthcareer Association exam
  • Both programs share a common core of medical administrative assistant training courses
  • Earning an associate degree (a two-year degree) gives you the chance to build on core courses and may make you more marketable in the workplace

What is online learning like?

Online learning offers some conveniences and resources that on-campus learning can’t. Our online medical administrative assistant school students have a range of resources that make the computer learning experience comparable to a classroom: relevant curriculum, helpful instructors and access to tutors and advisors.

What’s the cost of medical administrative assistant school?

UMA’s medical administrative assistant school is competitive with many other private institutions.

Not sure how to pay for medical administrative assistant training? Federal financial aid is available for students who qualify – and UMA’s Financial Aid Advisors can help you figure out if you’re one of them.

Not sure how to pay for your healthcare management courses and education? Talk to UMA’s Financial Aid Advisors. Federal financial aid is available for students who qualify.

Fact Box

Associate-degree holders earn, on average, $130 more weekly than those with a high-school diploma.

*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012, http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm

 

For additional information on this program’s student graduation, placement, charges, median loan debt and possible occupational outcomes, click here.


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What about financial aid?

Have questions? Need help figuring out how to pay for your education? Financial aid is available for students who qualify – and our financial aid advisors can help you figure out if you’re one of them.

What happens after I graduate?

You’ll have your diploma or associate degree and be ready to look for entry-level employment in hospitals, doctor offices, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities. Your UMA medical administrative assistant training also prepares you to take a licensure exam and become a CMAA.

How will I find a job?

One of the many benefits of being a UMA student is access to a high-level support system, including our Career Services department. Toward the end of your medical administrative assistant training, they help with résumé-writing, your job search and more.

Interested? Let’s talk.

Want to make your way into a new  entry-level career? Become an MAA! Give us a call at 888-205-2510 so you can begin your medical administrative assistant training today!