Pursue a Career as a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant

Take the first step toward a new career as a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant with accredited training from Penn Foster College. With our online Medical Administration training program, you can study when you want, where you want, and at the pace you want — all at an affordable price.​
Prepare to Take the NHA's CMAA Exam with Confidence
Our nationally accredited online Medical Administrative Assistant training can help you prepare for the National Healthcare Association¹ CMAA (Certified Medical Administrative Assistant) as well as the CEHRS (Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist) exams. In addition to engaging, well-structured lessons, your tuition includes a voucher to cover the cost of the CMAA exam ($115 value).
Prepare to Take the NHA's CMAA Exam with Confidence
Why Choose Penn Foster College?
Start and Study When You Want
Learn at home or on the go through our custom-designed, mobile-friendly learning platform, available 24/7.​
Dedicated Success Coaches
You're guided by Certified Instructors, Success Coaches, Teaching Assistants, and Student Support Staff - all working to help you succeed.
On-Demand Learning
On-Demand Learning
Do not wait for a class to start — you decide when to begin with our on-demand learning platform.
Set Your Goals and Pace
Customize your study schedule with progress-tracking and goal-setting tools that keep you moving forward.
Proven Reputation
With 58,000 + graduates in 2019 from our accredited high school, career school, and college, you're in good hands!
Connect with Other Students
Connect in real-time with other Medical Administrative Assistants in our Penn Foster Community.

Why Become a Medical Administrative Assistant?

As demand in the U.S. for healthcare increases, so does the need for Medical Assistants. As a Medical Administrative Assistant, you will likely manage the front desk of a healthcare facility and assist with other managerial tasks. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the annual average salary of a medical secretary is $36,580.² With an aging population in the U.S., there is no better time to become a certified medical administrative assistant.
Medical Administrative Office Assistant Woman
Student Experience

A Customized Learning Experience

With mobile-friendly coursework, progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, virtual simulations, and informative videos to help you succeed, the Penn Foster Experience (PFx) is online learning like no other.

Medical Administrative Assistant Course Details

Our Medical Administrative Assistant classes cover topics such as office procedures, body systems/terminology, basic pharmacology, and more to help you succeed in a medical office setting. Find more information about all the courses included in our Medical Administrative Assistant training program!
Penn Foster Medical Administrative Assistant Curriculum

Important State Requirements: Be sure to check here for the requirements in your state.

Medical Assistant Tuition

With flexible, affordable payment options, you can get started on your online Medical Administrative Assistant training today.​
I would recommend Penn Foster because after attending and finally graduating, it brought me nothing but greatness. Having my Career Diploma means something, and has put me in the position I’m in today.
DaLaysha E.
Medical Administrative Assistant Graduate
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Take your current career to the next level or develop new skills with the freedom of self-paced courses offered through our partner school, Ashworth College.

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Boost your resume or prepare to take the next steps in your healthcare career with our partner school, Ashworth College’s, online sterile processing technician program. You’ll learn approved practices for decontamination and sterilization of medical supplies and equipment that play a vital role in a medical setting. Once you graduate, you can prepare to sit for the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) Certification Exam, the cost of which is included in your Ashworth tuition.

Program Details

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² Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, on the Internet here (visited June 12, 2020). Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.