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.
How long is the academic year?
Bay State College has classes all year round. The Evening Division has eight different starts throughout the year and the day division runs from September-May.
Bay State College also offers a Summer Session that allows students to catch up or get ahead.
The full academic calendar can be found under News & Events.