Medical Administrative Assistant 

Medical Administrative Assistant Training

Do you have a passion for the healthcare industry and want to make an impact in a medical office setting? Take the first step toward a new career as a certified medical administrative assistant with accredited training from Penn Foster. With our online program, you can study when you want, where you want, and at the pace you want — all at an affordable price. 

  • Our Medical Administrative Assistant Training helps prepare you for both the National Healthcare Association Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam and Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) exam. 
  • Tuition includes a voucher to cover the cost of the CMAA Exam ($115 value).
  • Program helps prepare you for a career working in doctor's offices, hospitals, insurance companies, and public health companies.
  • Our online programs are flexible enough for you to finish them at a pace that works for you, based on how much time you can dedicate to your coursework each week.
Self Paced

Save up to $190 Ends 5/29/2024

Cost of Program


$989 Save $190


$59/month, Start for as low as $20

1-800-471-3232 (10AM - 6:30PM ET)

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What You Will Learn

  1. Office procedures
  2. Body systems and terminology
  3. Basic pharmacology
Full Program Goal & Outcomes

Medical Admin Assistant Career Outcomes

Medical Admin Assistant





State Licensing Requirements

Licensing and/or certification requirements for jobs in certain fields are not the same in every state and may include educational, testing, and/or experiential requirements beyond those offered by your Penn Foster Program. You should contact the state professional licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state(s) where you plan to work to determine their requirements before enrolling in your program. Please click here for contact information for state licensing/regulatory boards and certain industry licensing information. Penn Foster College is not approved or regulated as a school by the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

Medical Admin Assistant Training Curriculum

  • 8 courses
  • 45.7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 25 exams
  • 1 submitted project
  • Work experience option available

Estimated completion time:

  • Fast track = 4 months
  • Average time = 8 months

With Penn Foster, you can learn at whatever pace works best for you. Some learners will be more comfortable moving faster, and dedicating more time, and the fast track estimate will apply to them. The average track will apply to most learners who can dedicate a few hours per week to completing their coursework. The estimated completion times are based on completion times for learners enrolled in this program from May 2021 - April 2022, excluding withdrawals.

Penn Foster’s online Medical Administrative Assistant Training curriculum consists of eight courses to help you gain the knowledge and skills relevant for working in a medical office setting — including doctors' offices, hospitals, insurance companies, and public health clinics. Your courses include:

  • Career Readiness
  • Body Systems and Medical Terminology
  • Pathology and Pharmacology
  • Electronic Medical Records

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Medical Admin Assistant Student Stories

Penn Foster’s Medical Administrative Assistant Career Diploma Program can help prepare you for a career in the healthcare industry. This program has helped recent graduates learn at their own pace, find new jobs, and pursue a new career. Learn more about their experiences and how Penn Foster worked for them.
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Chassadi T.

Penn Foster Graduate, 2023

“I've always wanted to work within the medical field. Penn Foster helped me reach my goal.”

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Medical Administrative Assistant Tuition

Take the first steps toward a new career with our Medical Administrative Assistant Training Program. Simply choose from one of our low-cost customized payment plans below and get started today!

Option 1: Pay in full

Save up to $190 Ends 5/29/2024

Cost of Program


$989 Save $190

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  • Pay the full cost today
  • No monthly payments
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Option 2: Monthly Auto Pay Plan

Cost of Program


  • Pay $59 per month
  • Start for $20 down
  • All major credit and debit cards accepted
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Option 3: Monthly Mail Pay Plan

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  • Pay $59 per month
  • Start for $39 down
  • Mail your payments
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Our Proven Healthcare Learning Model

Empowering Penn Foster students to reach their professional goals.


  • Self paced
  • No exam due dates
  • Study from anywhere


  • Digital study guides
  • Digital textbooks
  • Practical exercises


  • 24/7 access to online resources
  • Online student community
  • Student discussion boards 


  • Expert faculty
  • Robust learning resources
  • Dedicated student services team

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Medical Administrative Assistant Training FAQs

What is the salary for a medical administrative assistant?

Medical administrative assistants have a median salary of $38,500 per year.*

What can I do with a Medical Administrative Assistant Career Diploma?

Gain fundamental skills to apply for positions in various office settings performing administrative tasks.

How much does a Medical Administrative Assistant Career Diploma cost?

Our tuition includes digital textbooks, and a voucher to cover the cost of the CMAA exam. Visit our tuition page for the most current tuition information.

What medical administrative assistant skills will I learn in this program?

Skills covered in our program include office procedures, body systems/terminology, basic pharmacology, and more.