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Medical Assisting (AOS)

The Associate of Occupational Studies

Program Overview

ASA College’s Medical Assisting Associate Degree Program, taught a both our Brooklyn and Manhattan Campus, is designed for individuals considering a career in healthcare as a medical Assisting or within the other disciplines of healthcare services.

The Medical Assisting curriculum provides strong educational foundation for career growth. Students receive primary training in anatomy, physiology, medical emergencies, microbiology, pharmacology, and psychology. Our program focuses on teaching essential medical terminology, patient scheduling, medical billing and coding, clinical assistance, medical law and ethics.

Students also study healthcare administration, which encompasses topics like insurance practices, requirements, regulations and how to ensure proper reimbursement for services.

Graduates of our Medical Assisting Program are trained to be proficient in preparing medical documents, reports and capable of performing duties both the front office and examining room of any healthcare facility.

Program Accreditation

The Associate in Occupational Studies degree program in Medical Assisting at ASA College has a job placement rate of 80.9% for the 2018 graduation year.

The Associate in Occupational Studies degree program in Medical Assisting at ASA College has a retention rate of 77.9 % for the admissions cohort that entered in 2017.

The certification exam passage rate is 15.6 % for the 2017 graduation year.

The Associate in Occupational Studies degree program in Medical Assisting at ASA College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), upon recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB).

Click here to find out about the Placement Rate methodology used by the CAAHEP to measure the program’s placement.

The goal of this course of study is to prepare a student who successfully completes the program to sit for and pass one or more of the following exams:

  • The Certified Medical Assisting Exam (CMA) – granted by the American Association of Administrative Assistings (AAMA)
    The Medical Administrative Assisting, Billing and Coding Specialist Exam – granted by the National Health Career Association (NHA)
  • CPR/First Aid Certification Exam – granted by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross.

Learn more about Medical Assisting Certification Agencies Under NCCA Accreditation

Career Outlook

Listed as one of the Top 25 Fastest Growing Occupations in New York State, the Department of Labor estimated a 31% growth of Certified Medical Assistants between 2010-2030 in response to the rise in demand of trained medical personnel.

A Medical Assistant is an integral part of the health care team. The clinical responsibilities of a Medical Assistant include taking medical histories, recording vital signs, preparing patients for examinations, and assisting physicians during examinations. They may also perform basic procedures on the premises such as: drawing blood, administering injections, and performing electrocardiograms (EKGs) on physician’s behalf.

More so, the Medical Assistant is often required to manage administrative tasks such as: updating and filing patient records, handling insurance forms and correspondence, scheduling appointments, and assisting with billing and bookkeeping.

Graduates of our Medical Assisting Associate Degree Program are provided a solid educational foundation to make the transition to a Bachelor’s degree program in Allied Health disciplines effortless. As an institution accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), credits earned at ASA College are accepted widely at many institutions across the United States.

For a complete overview of the ASA College Medical Assisting Associate Degree Program download our Handbook

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    *You may graduate in 16 months from an associate degree program if no remedial classes are required