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Get on the path to a career in the healthcare industry in as few as 9 months with Remington College’s Medical Assisting program.(1) Designed with your career goals in mind, Remington College’s Medical Assisting Diploma Program may help you prepare for an entry-level career in the public or private practice healthcare industry.

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Medical Assistants play a critical role in the daily operations of doctor’s offices, clinics and healthcare facilities. As important members of a healthcare team, they help doctors and nurses perform their daily tasks more efficiently. Medical Assistants may also serve as the first point of contact with a patient by collecting intake forms, taking samples or even performing initial point-of-care testing.

In addition to the patient interactions, you may be responsible for administrative duties that include filing medical records, scheduling appointments, handling patient billing and insurance claims, preparing examination rooms, recording vital information, maintaining inventory and ordering supplies. In many settings, you will report to a doctor or nurse and handle incoming communication to the office or department. Medical Assistants in specialized offices may have additional duties specific to that field.

(1)Program completion times may vary based on individual performance/circumstances.

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Hands-On Training

Over the course of your 9-month Medical Assisting Diploma program, you will complete 8 classroom academic periods and a one-month externship module.(1,2) This program is specifically designed to prepare graduates for entry-level positions in a number of healthcare settings, such as hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and home health agencies.

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  • Patient Preparation
  • Taking Vital Signs
  • Preparing Lab Samples
  • Managing Inventory and Supplies
  • Filing Medical Records
  • Submitting Insurance Information/li>
  • Scheduling Patient Appointments


Medical Assistants work closely with patients to help them navigate insurance and billing issues, take vital signs, perform exam prep and explain what to expect during their visit. They are often the first point-of-contact for a patient, making them one of most visible faces of a medical practice.

As a Medical Assistant, you are a vital member of a healthcare team. This type of job requires close interaction with patients and the ability to multi-task. If you enjoy helping others and want to make a positive impact on people’s lives, then a career in Medical Assisting may be a good choice for you.

(1)Program completion times may vary based on individual performance/circumstances.
(2)Must meet minimum requirements to qualify for externship course.

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Job Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), medical assisting careers are projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations over the 2016 through 2026 decade, with a 29 percent job growth forecast.

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According to the BLS, “The growth of the aging baby-boom population will continue to increase demand for preventive medical services, which are often provided by physicians. As a result, physicians will hire more assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties, allowing the physicians to see more patients.” (1,2) .


Medical Assistants may find employment in a number of healthcare settings, including private practices, hospitals, clinics, physicians groups, nursing homes, and home health agencies. Medical Assistants typically specialize in either administrative assisting or clinical assisting. (1,2)

Graduates may take on a number of roles, including Insurance Billing, Medical Billing, Laboratory Technician, Medical Receptionist and more. The healthcare industry anticipates an increased need for qualified workers between 2016 and 2026.(1,2)

(1)Employment is not guaranteed for students or graduates. State licensure/certification may be required.
(2) BLS statistics represent national job growth expectations and are not necessarily reflective of local market conditions.

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Course List*
Course # Course Name Lecture Hrs Lab Hrs Externship Qtr Credit Hrs
MA160 Introduction to Healthcare Services 65 0 0 4.5
MA161 Health Science Procedures 45 25 0 4.5
MA162 Anatomy and Physiology with Terminology A 60 10 0 4.5
MA163 Anatomy and Physiology with Terminology B 60 10 0 4.5
MA164 Clinical Procedures A 20 60 0 4.5
MA165 Clinical Procedure B 20 60 0 4.5
MA166 Pharmacology 45 25 0 4.5
MA167 Insurance Applications, Billing, and Coding 40 35 0 4.5
MA168 Capstone and Certification 20 0 0 1.0
MA169 Clinical Experience 0 0 160 6.0
Total 375  225 160 43

* Courses subject to change. See catalog for current curriculum.

Program Summary

The Medical Assisting Diploma Program provides training in both administrative and clinical procedures. The objective of this Program is to prepare graduates for entry level positions as medical assistants in a clinical or administrative role, toinclude insurance billing clerks, medical billers, laboratory technicians, or medical receptionist in work locations such as hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, and home health agencies.

Program completion normally requires 9 months. The Program is divided into 9monthly academic periods (modules) comprised of 8 months of classroom and laboratory instruction and one externship period. Classroom and laboratory instruction may be delivered residentially or via distance education (i.e., online).

In order to be eligible for the externship period, students must successfully complete all courses in the academic periods and must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

Upon successful completion of all areas of this Program, graduates will be awarded a Diploma in Medical Assisting.

Career Possibilities(1)




(1) Employment not guaranteed for students or graduates.


Remington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education.


The Medical Assisting Diploma program at Remington College gives students the opportunity to study for their high school equivalency test, and also practice their medical assisting skills under the guidance of an industry-experienced instructor.(1)

(1)Programs not available at all locations.



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