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Medical Assistant Online Diploma Program

Medical assistants play a critical role in the daily operations of doctor’s offices, clinics and healthcare facilities.


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The Medical Assisting Experience
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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.* 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.

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.

 

Job Outlook *

23% growth forecast from 2018 through 2028

Much Faster than the average for all occupations

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.


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All online classes at Remington College are facilitated using the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS). The Canvas LMS is a highly effective web-based platform that provides both our students and faculty with an intuitive, responsive, accessible, and mobile friendly learning environment that allows them to fully optimize their teaching and learning potential.

 
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Program Summary &
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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, to include 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 9 monthly academic periods (modules) comprised of 8 months of classroom and laboratory instruction and one externship period. Classroom and laboratory instruction may be delivered residentially and 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

Medical Assisting
Career Possibilities*

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."

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. Career possibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Remington College has made a significant commitment to integrating technology platforms that will provide our online students with the best opportunity to succeed in their chosen path.

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Every Remington College location, in addition to the Online Division, 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.

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Health Information Management

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Organizational Management

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Database Management and Administration

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Digital Graphic Art

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Health Information Technology

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Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

TN

Medical Assisting:

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Medical Office Administration

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Pharmacy Technician

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In Alaska, Remington College’s Knoville Campus (“Remington College”) is exempt from authorization under AS 14.48 and 20 AAC 17 because the program is online or distance delivered and does not have a physical presence in the state.

Remington College is physically located in Tennessee and is not regulated in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code.

Remington College has been granted Optional Expedited Authorization as a postsecondary educational institution in Tennessee by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, pursuant to T.C.A. § 49-7-2022.

Tennessee Higher Education Commission (All Students)

If after attempting to resolve the complaint through the grievance procedures described in the catalog, a student remains dissatisfied, he/she should contact the Tennessee Higher Education Commission at:

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