Keiser University’s Associate of Science online degree in Medical Assisting prepares students to perform medical assisting duties under direction of a physician/practitioner, including preparing examination rooms, taking vital signs, assisting in minor surgical procedures, giving injections, performing venipuncture, assisting in laboratory operations, taking x-rays and administering electrocardiograms. Medical assistants also learn to function in an administrative capacity, including patient communications, maintaining patient records, billing, scheduling appointments, ordering supplies and processing insurance claims.
Coursework is online and students will also receive practical clinical experience at a health care facility in the student’s community. Medical Assisting students are prepared to take the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) credentialing examination given by American Medical Technologists (AMT).
Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Keiser University.
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Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Private, not-for-profit, Higher Education
Term begins every month
Synchronous and asynchronous online delivery via the Internet.
Contact admissions for current technical requirements.
US residents only.
*No on campus requirements.*Medical Assisting program requires an externship and practicum at an approved site close to a student's home.
Keiser University offers a variety of low interest loans to enable students to meet their educational goals.
Students may complete the admissions and registration process entirely online via the college website.