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 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 certification exams like the Medical Assisting Registration Exam (RMA) of the American Medical Technologists (AMT) and the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam of the National Health Care Association (NHA). 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 certificate program is also designed so students who would like to further their education can transfer all 29 credits into the 4-year B.S. in Management, Healthcare Management Concentration program.


What is the acceptance criteria for your programs?


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