Associate Degree in Medical AssistingRemington College's associate in Medical Assisting will help prepare you for an entry-level career in medical assisting in the public or private practice healthcare industry.The associate degree in Medical Assisting combines hands-on training at the campus and has online courses and may allow you to work while you complete your degree in as few as 24 months.1 Students who have previously obtained a 12 month Medical Assisting diploma2 from Remington College can transfer 100% of their credits towards earning their degree. Call or request information to learn more about our associate in Medical Assisting program! Medical Assistant AS Degree OverviewMedical assistants play a critical role in the daily operations of doctor's offices, clinics and hospitals. Remington College helps prepare graduating students for an entry level job in their field. 1 Using both classroom training and hands-on lab experience, students should feel right at home after they graduate and get a job.The Associate in Medical Assisting will also expand on subjects like:Patient PreparationPreparing Patients for exams and treatmentFiling Medical RecordsHandling Insurance FormsScheduling AppointmentsIn addition to course work, the Medical Assisting program provides students with an externship which will allow them to work alongside doctors and nurses while gaining hands on experience before graduation.Careers in Medical AssistingAccording to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), "Employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 23 percent from 2014 to 2024," making this growth much faster than the average for all occupations.1, 3Medical Assistant CertificationsThe Medical Assisting Associates Degree curriculum provides an opportunity for students to take the Certified Clinical Medical Assisting exam. Upon successful completion of the exam the student will have obtained the CCMA certification.