Health Studies - Medical Assisting Concentration

Thank you for your interest in the A.S. in Health Studies, Medical Assisting Concentration program. Bay State College is no longer accepting applications for this program. Please refer to the Medical Assisting Certificate.

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

What is the acceptance criteria for your programs?

Answer

The acceptance criteria differs by program.
 

All applicants must:

  • Submit a complete application
  • Secure the recommendation of an Assistant Director of Admissions
  • The admissions office reserves the right to request additional supporting material

To be considered for acceptance into our Associate Degree programs:

  • A minimum Grade Point Average of 2.0 out of a 4.0 scale
  • Letter(s) of recommendation are encouraged

To be considered for acceptance into our Bachelor Degree programs:

  • A minimum Grade Point Average of 2.3 out of a 4.0 scale is expected
  • A minimum of one letter of recommendation is required unless candidate has a minimum Grade Point Average of 2.5 out of a 4.0 scale