Health Studies - Medical Assisting Concentration

Join a team that’s saving lives every day. All it takes is two years of practice.

In today’s clinical healthcare industry, it’s all about teamwork—medical professionals working side by side to solve problems and save lives.  Increasingly, medical assistants are playing a vital clinical and administrative role in the success of such teams.  Whether they’re working in a private physician’s practice or in a busy emergency department of a large city hospital, medical assistants are on the front lines of patient care, performing clinical duties and laboratory procedures.

With medical assisting now the third fastest-growing profession in the U.S. through 2014, it’s now also a very smart professional path to consider.  And the best news?  Bay State College can get you on track to a successful career as a medical assistant in just two years.

In our Medical Assisting Associates Program, you’ll work closely with professors who are practicing physicians and nurses at leading local hospitals like Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Tufts Medical Center. You’ll also benefit from 160 hours of clinical and administrative internships, gaining valuable real-world experience that will help you prepare to take the American Medical Technologists or American Association of Medical Assistants exams to become a certified medical assistant (CMA). Bay State's program is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). 

Along the way to graduation, Bay State’s Career Services will help you prepare for your career launch and even pinpoint job opportunities for you.  They’ll also review other options with you, such as continuing your studies at the bachelor's level.

Put yourself in on a team that’s making a difference.  We have a position ready for you.

FAQ

I have an extremely busy work and home life. Is this program for me?

Answer

The most successful online learners are dedicated, excited self-starters. In most cases you will be able to complete your work on your schedule, but you will need to make sure to stay organized, participate in regular online discussions, and meet weekly deadlines.