Earning the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA Certification), nationally accredited through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), can help you stand out in the world of medical assistants. The Medical Assistant certification program ensures you’re prepared for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Certification exam and allows you to join the workforce with an advantage. Check out our blog post to learn more about what you can do with a Medical Assistant certification.
**PLEASE NOTE: This CCMA Certification program is NOT available to students who plan to work in the state of Washington. Many states have licensing or certification requirements for those performing the role of a Medical Assistant. This MedCerts program is aligned with and/or prepares candidates for certification or licensure in each state except Washington.
MedCerts training programs are some of the most competitively price ways to start a new career.
|MedCerts||Community College||Online College|
|Program & Tuition Cost||$4,000 average||Up to $20,000||$3,000 average|
|Exam Fees, Books & Materials||Included||Up to $750||Up to $750|
|Job Ready In||3–6 months||24–48 months||3–6 months|
|Schedule Flexibility||On-demand 24/7||Set class schedule||On-demand 24/7|
|Travel Requirements||None: 100% online||On-campus classrooms||None: 100% online|
|Student Support||Personal Advisors: text, call, and email access||Professors: scheduled office hours||Support inbox|
|Career Coaching||Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers||Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit hour requirements||Exam-specific only|
|Content Delivery||3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning||Professor lectures||Varies: typically videos and presentations|
This table is provided for reference only. Actual pricing may vary or change without notice. Pricing is based on an estimated full-cost tuition with fees for a Medical Assistant program or similar program before financial aid or other assistance. Data sampled from MedCerts, Oakland Community College, and Kaplan University.
Clinical Medical Assistants are multi-skilled allied healthcare professionals who may administer medications, assist with minor procedures, record vital signs, take medical histories, prepare patients and rooms for examinations, handle laboratory specimens, and provide patient education. Medical Assistants may also perform administrative tasks as requested.
A patient centered care coordinator may work in hospitals, physicians' offices, dental offices, clinics, specialty care centers and nursing facilities. They develop and coordinate patient care programs, manage and prepare public relations information, manage human resources and patient care, and handle patient case management.
Supports physician staff by screening and sorting mail, documents and telephone calls; schedules appointments and arranges refferals; bills patients and third-party payers; transcribes dictations; prepares medical reports, patient histories, manuscripts and more.