UMA Programs / Clearwater Campus / Medical Assistant

Frequently Asked Questions

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How much does a medical assistant make?

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You can find salary ranges by visiting the Bureau of Labor Statistics website. A medical assistant salary may depend on the answers to several questions including where you live and work, your experience, whether you are certified or not, and other related factors.

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Where can I find UMA medical assistant training in the Tampa area?

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UMA offers medical assistant training at our campus in downtown Clearwater, located at 1255 Cleveland Street. Contact us now to schedule a tour.

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What types of medical assistant courses would I take at UMA?

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As a medical assistant student at UMA, you’ll take courses on a wide range of topics. You’ll study the human body (anatomy), medicine (pharmacology), how to perform clinical procedures related to patient illness, conditions, injuries and diseases, and more. To see a complete list of the courses you would take in the UMA Medical Assistant program, see the program page.

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How long does it take for a medical assistant diploma at UMA?

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The UMA medical assistant diploma program typically takes 15 months to complete (may vary according to individual student).

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How long does it take for a medical assistant degree at UMA?

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The UMA medical assistant associate degree program typically takes 21 months to complete (may vary according to individual student).

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What is a medical assistant?

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Medical assistant duties include the day-to-day tasks of a doctor’s office or healthcare provider as it relates to patient care. Medical assistants work closely with physicians and nurses to help provide care for patients.

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Wondering how to become a medical assistant?

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You need medical assistant education and training. UMA offers two medical assistant programs (diploma and degree). Upon graduation, you’ll have the skills you need to begin a career as a medical assistant, and if you want, you can become certified by passing the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) exam.