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Medical Assistant Associate Degree

Earn Your Medical Assistant Degree Online

Learn healthcare fundamentals - from clinical procedures to anatomy and physiology​ - with our affordable, online Medical Assistant Associate Degree. Medical assistant jobs are expected to increase by 23% in upcoming years, so upon graduation you'll be one step closer to joining this fast growing field.¹​
Prepare for Industry Certifications
The Penn Foster College Medical Assistant Associate Degree can help you prepare to sit for these industry certifications.
  • The Registered Medical Assistant certification (RMA) offered by American Medical Technologists (AMT)
  • The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant certificate (CCMA) offered by National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
  • The National Certified Medical Assistant certificate (NCMA) offered by National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT)
  • The Clinical Medical Assistant Certification (CMAC) offered by American Medical Certification Association (AMCA)
Prepare for Industry Certifications
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) Prep Materials
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) Prep Materials
Graduates of this program will receive NHA certification prep materials and a voucher to cover the cost of the CCMA exam. These valuable certification prep materials are available to graduates at no additional charge and will help you prepare to sit for your Medical Assistant certificate exam.
Why Choose Penn Foster College?
Affordable
Affordable
At only $79 per credit, and 3 easy payment plans to choose from, we can help you fit college into your budget.
On-Demand Learning
On-Demand Learning
No set class schedules so you set the pace and study when you can. Access instructors and coaches through text, phone and email or chat with fellow classmates online.
Prepare for in-demand careers
Prepare for in-demand careers
You can gain the knowledge, skills, and credentials to move toward success along a new or existing career path.
Mobile Friendly
Mobile-Friendly Flexibility
Our 24/7, on-demand learning platform is easy to use – at home or on the go – and you decide when to start and take your classes.
Hands-on Training
Hands-on Training
Gain hands-on, real-world experience during your externship, which you can add to your resume or job applications!
All-inclusive
All-Inclusive Program
Your tuition includes access to instructors and teaching assistants, all of your textbooks, unlimited career support and even a personal Success Coach!

Why Become a Medical Assistant?

Discover how you can play an important role in the care and well-being of patients with our Medical Assistant Associate Degree program. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average medical assistant salary is $31,540 per year.¹ Learn healthcare concepts that you will use regularly in your medical assistant job, including medical terminology, coding, and transcription, and apply your knowledge in a real world setting with an externship in a medical setting. Study on your own schedule at a price that fits your budget, paying just $79 a credit.
Why Become a Medical Assistant?
Student Experience
A Customized Learning Experience
With interactive, mobile-friendly courses, progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, and personal coaches to help you succeed, the Penn Foster Experience (PFx) is an online learning experience like no other!
Medical Assistant Course Details
Learn how to record patient histories and process billing information, schedule patient appointments and manage electronic health records, and help physicians with patient examinations. Our courses are designed to help you prepare for the healthcare industry. See the full curriculum here:
Penn Foster Curriculum

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

Tuition
With flexible, affordable payment options, you can get started on your Medical Assistant training online today.
  • After working as a medical assistant for years, I decided to earn my degree at Penn Foster College. It was a personal achievement that I felt I needed and after my employer found out, I received a nice raise!
    Tayha C.
    Medical Assistant graduate Graduate
  • Having a degree will increase my chances of being put at the top of the promotion list. Penn Foster is also a very military-friendly school, and I had all of my materials shipped to me while I was overseas for deployment.
    Amy G.
    Penn Foster College Graduate
  • After earning my degree I received a pay increase and a promotion to a supervisor position. The instructors are superb, helpful, and are there with you every step of the way.
    Shawn C.
    Penn Foster College Graduate
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¹ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, "Occupational Outlook Handbook," 2016-17 Edition, Medical Assistants, on the Internet here. Statistics found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are based on national data, so job growth in your area may be different.
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