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 kind of support can a student expect?

Answer

 

  • Our class sizes are small (most have around 15 students) and our dedicated faculty are available for assistance throughout the duration of each term.  Students should not hesitate to contact their instructors for help.  
  • Library services are available 24/7.  Students can remotely access the on campus library databases and other library resources.  During staffed library hours the Bay State College librarians are available for to assist students as well via chat, phone or in person.  
  • Career services are available to all students for help with interviewing techniques, resume writing, networking and job searching.