Medical Assisting

Looking to begin your career in Medical Assisting as soon as possible? We don’t blame you!

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 29 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.

The 9-month to one year certificate program offered through Bay State College’s Evening Division, is designed to get you into the career you’ve been dreaming about as soon as possible.

The Medical Assisting (MA) certificate program prepares graduates to work as medical assistants within a medical office or specialty practice. This is congruent with the mission of Bay State College, which is to provide students with a quality education that prepares them for professional careers and increasing levels of higher education.  

Courses are designed to prepare students for the national Medical Assisting Registration Exam (RMA) of the AMT Association and the Certified Medical Assistant Exam (CMA) of the American Association of Medical Assistants. The program enables graduates to enter the health care field empowered with the professional skills and theory necessary to make clinical judgments in a variety of medical settings.  

The 9-month to one year certificate program is also designed so students who would like to further their education can transfer all 29 credits into the 2-year Associate Degree in Health Studies.

FAQ

What are the computer requirements for participation in an online program?

Answer

Students must have access to a working computer, reliable internet connection, and an updated internet browser is necessary. Below is a link to a browser test provided by It's Learning. Once the test is completed it is possible to use the 24/7 tech support for any questions about the results.

http://support.itsolutions.no/browsertest/TestPage.aspx

Minimum Bandwidth - 56 k/bits or higher

Browser - It's Learning is tested in the most common browsers which, right now, are the latest versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera and Safari.

Operating System - No specific operating system is required

Screen Resolution - Minimum 1024 x 768