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Medical assistants, or medical office assistants, are responsible for carrying out administrative and/or clerical tasks which keep the day-to-day processes in a health care setting operating smoothly. The settings they work in can be doctors' offices, medical centers, clinics, or other health care venues. 

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Medical Assistant Schools

You can find medical assisting training programs at:

  • Junior colleges
  • Vocational schools
  • Community colleges

Most medical assistants enter training programs with a high school diploma. Medical assistant training programs typically last one to two years. While one year programs may grant you a certificate or diploma, two year programs usually award associate's degrees. If you are especially ambitious, you might decide to get certified by nationally recognized medical assistant organizations such as the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) or the Association of Medical Technologists (AMT). While national certification may not be mandatory for employment, it can lead to better pay and increased job opportunities.

Although some medical assistants are trained on the job, most employers prefer formal training of some type. Here are some of the medical assistant education requirements:

  • A high-school diploma or GED equivalency is typically required.
  • A one-year certificate/diploma or two-year associate degree is preferred, but not typically required.

Medical Assistant Training and Courses

Postsecondary programs often include an internship that provides practical experience in a physician's office, hospital or some other health care facility. Typical medical assisting programs may include courses in:

  • Allied Health Laws
  • Basic Pharmacology
  • Body Systems
  • Clinical Procedures
  • Computer Skills
  • Health Information Confidentiality / HIPAA
  • Medical Coding and Claims
  • Medical Information Management and Records Storage
  • Medical Terminology
  • Patient Assessment

There are literally hundreds of medical assisting programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education School (ABHES). Accreditation by one of these associations usually requires that the curriculum provide a sufficient amount of classroom, lecture, and laboratory time.

Medical Assistant Certification and Licensing

Certification is not mandatory for a medical assistant, but is definitely a plus that can look good to employers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests that some jobs have a preference to hire workers who are either experienced or possess a certification. There are two credentials to choose from, both of which are widely recognized and highly valued:

  • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) – This designation is conferred by the Certifying Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). Individuals who have graduated from an accredited medical assisting program are eligible for this certification, which is earned by passing a test.
  • Medical Assistant (RMA) – This is another popular and valuable certification, and it’s conferred by the American Technologists (AMT) agency.

Resources for Medical Assistants


Sources:

  1. May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates United States, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2014. http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm#00-0000
  2. Medical Assistants, Occupational Outlook Handbook, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for:
Medical Assistants Schools

Listed below are metro areas sorted by the total number of people employed in Medical Assistants Schools jobs , as of 2016

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

     
Metro Area (Alabama) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Hoover 1850 $28,810
Birmingham 1850 $28,810
Mobile 770 $24,110
Huntsville 760 $26,680
Montgomery 610 $27,270
Gadsden 370 $24,900
Foley 320 $26,560
Fairhope 320 $26,560
Daphne 320 $26,560
Dothan 300 $26,250
Florence 260 $23,630
Muscle Shoals 260 $23,630
Tuscaloosa 260 $27,920
Oxford 190 $24,540
Jacksonville 190 $24,540
Anniston 190 $24,540
Decatur 180 $27,030
Opelika 180 $27,440
Auburn 180 $27,440
     
Metro Area (Alaska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anchorage 890 $38,980
Fairbanks 90 $43,350
     
Metro Area (Arizona) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Mesa 12260 $32,020
Phoenix 12260 $32,020
Scottsdale 12260 $32,020
Tucson 3250 $29,300
Prescott 430 $31,380
Yuma 370 $28,530
Kingman 370 $29,640
Lake Havasu City 370 $29,640
Flagstaff 230 $32,820
Sierra Vista 160 $28,240
Douglas 160 $28,240
     
Metro Area (Arkansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Conway 1390 $29,470
North Little Rock 1390 $29,470
Little Rock 1390 $29,470
Hot Springs 90 $27,850
Jonesboro 70 $27,780
Pine Bluff 50 $24,250
     
Metro Area (California) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anaheim 29120 $33,550
Long Beach 29120 $33,550
Los Angeles 29120 $33,550
San Francisco 9710 $42,620
Hayward 9710 $42,620
Oakland 9710 $42,620
Riverside 7400 $29,170
Ontario 7400 $29,170
San Bernardino 7400 $29,170
San Diego 7270 $35,810
Carlsbad 7270 $35,810
Arcade 5310 $35,730
Sacramento 5310 $35,730
Arden 5310 $35,730
Roseville 5310 $35,730
Santa Clara 4580 $43,090
San Jose 4580 $43,090
Sunnyvale 4580 $43,090
Fresno 2530 $29,390
Oxnard 2260 $35,680
Thousand Oaks 2260 $35,680
Ventura 2260 $35,680
Bakersfield 1650 $28,730
Modesto 1510 $34,970
Stockton 1490 $32,240
Lodi 1490 $32,240
Santa Rosa 1250 $42,370
Porterville 960 $31,190
Visalia 960 $31,190
Vallejo 890 $43,900
Fairfield 890 $43,900
Santa Maria 870 $36,540
Santa Barbara 870 $36,540
Salinas 670 $33,430
San Luis Obispo 650 $34,560
Arroyo Grande 650 $34,560
Paso Robles 650 $34,560
Redding 570 $31,940
Merced 550 $25,510
Santa Cruz 540 $39,310
Watsonville 540 $39,310
Chico 490 $30,350
El Centro 430 $28,980
Napa 340 $36,170
Yuba City 290 $34,770
Madera 230 $30,050
Corcoran 200 $28,410
Hanford 200 $28,410
     
Metro Area (Colorado) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Aurora 5270 $35,720
Denver 5270 $35,720
Lakewood 5270 $35,720
Colorado Springs 1430 $31,590
Boulder 720 $34,890
Fort Collins 540 $30,990
Pueblo 470 $29,910
Greeley 300 $30,890
Grand Junction 210 $33,090
     
Metro Area (Connecticut) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
East Hartford 2990 $34,950
West Hartford 2990 $34,950
Hartford 2990 $34,950
Stamford 1860 $35,240
Norwalk 1860 $35,240
Bridgeport 1860 $35,240
New Haven 1260 $33,830
Waterbury 390 $35,080
Danbury 290 $34,590
     
Metro Area (Delaware) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Dover 380 $29,070
     
Metro Area (Florida) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Fort Lauderdale 16000 $31,920
West Palm Beach 16000 $31,920
Miami 16000 $31,920
St. Petersburg 7300 $30,540
Tampa 7300 $30,540
Clearwater 7300 $30,540
Sanford 6050 $29,850
Kissimmee 6050 $29,850
Orlando 6050 $29,850
Jacksonville 4640 $29,350
Cape Coral 1970 $30,580
Fort Myers 1970 $30,580
Daytona Beach 1710 $29,010
Deltona 1710 $29,010
Ormond Beach 1710 $29,010
Titusville 1660 $29,460
Palm Bay 1660 $29,460
Melbourne 1660 $29,460
Sarasota 1640 $32,500
Bradenton 1640 $32,500
North Port 1640 $32,500
Brent 1120 $27,820
Pensacola 1120 $27,820
Ferry Pass 1120 $27,820
Gainesville 1000 $26,970
Ocala 910 $29,420
Port St. Lucie 880 $30,160
Winter Haven 870 $28,190
Lakeland 870 $28,190
Naples 690 $35,950
Marco Island 690 $35,950
Immokalee 690 $35,950
Panama City 620 $27,630
Tallahassee 510 $28,440
Vero Beach 440 $30,440
Sebastian 440 $30,440
Fort Walton Beach 390 $30,200
Crestview 390 $30,200
Destin 390 $30,200
Punta Gorda 300 $31,100
Sebring 290 $29,730
Homosassa Springs 240 $29,660
The Villages 160 $27,720
     
Metro Area (Georgia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Roswell 11570 $31,550
Sandy Springs 11570 $31,550
Atlanta 11570 $31,550
Macon 1050 $30,760
Gainesville 1030 $31,490
Savannah 910 $30,400
Clarke County 500 $29,570
Athens 500 $29,570
Warner Robins 340 $26,370
Valdosta 290 $27,560
Rome 270 $28,910
Albany 240 $28,350
Dalton 180 $28,870
Brunswick 150 $29,150
Hinesville 60 $27,780
     
Metro Area (Hawaii) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Urban Honolulu 2350 $35,120
Lahaina 280 $36,830
Wailuku 280 $36,830
Kahului 280 $36,830
     
Metro Area (Idaho) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Boise City 1290 $30,600
Coeur d'Alene 360 $32,880
Idaho Falls 300 $31,670
Pocatello 100 $31,390
     
Metro Area (Illinois) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Rockford 1080 $31,020
Peoria 830 $27,750
Urbana 530 $33,400
Champaign 530 $33,400
Springfield 350 $29,160
Carbondale 210 $27,970
Marion 210 $27,970
Bloomington 170 $30,670
Kankakee 170 $33,700
Decatur 90 $31,290
Danville 50 $29,390
     
Metro Area (Indiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Indianapolis 4260 $31,500
Anderson 4260 $31,500
Carmel 4260 $31,500
Fort Wayne 800 $27,630
Goshen 410 $28,910
Elkhart 410 $28,910
West Lafayette 410 $30,930
Lafayette 410 $30,930
Muncie 270 $29,270
Terre Haute 250 $29,550
Michigan City 250 $29,990
La Porte 250 $29,990
Bloomington 220 $28,860
Columbus 180 $29,950
Kokomo 90 $28,310
     
Metro Area (Iowa) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
West Des Moines 1030 $36,880
Des Moines 1030 $36,880
Cedar Rapids 560 $32,850
Iowa City 520 $35,600
Cedar Falls 270 $30,540
Waterloo 270 $30,540
Dubuque 250 $30,670
Ames 130 $34,750
     
Metro Area (Kansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Wichita 1450 $27,890
Topeka 330 $28,620
Manhattan 70 $25,000
Lawrence 60 $27,410
     
Metro Area (Kentucky) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Lexington 1060 $30,080
Fayette 1060 $30,080
Bowling Green 490 $28,320
Owensboro 230 $27,440
Fort Knox 220 $27,870
Elizabethtown 220 $27,870
     
Metro Area (Louisiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Metairie 1940 $28,510
New Orleans 1940 $28,510
Baton Rouge 1210 $25,860
Shreveport 910 $25,050
Bossier City 910 $25,050
Lafayette 630 $26,900
Lake Charles 430 $28,290
Houma 260 $26,270
Thibodaux 260 $26,270
Alexandria 250 $25,720
Monroe 210 $23,220
Hammond 150 $27,540
     
Metro Area (Maine) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Portland 1110 $34,920
South Portland 1110 $34,920
Bangor 520 $32,450
Auburn 300 $30,430
Lewiston 300 $30,430
     
Metro Area (Maryland) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Baltimore 5400 $33,950
Towson 5400 $33,950
Columbia 5400 $33,950
Lexington Park 180 $28,700
California 180 $28,700
     
Metro Area (Massachusetts) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Leominster 290 $36,150
Gardner 290 $36,150
Barnstable Town 260 $36,150
Pittsfield 180 $35,810
New Bedford 130 $31,810
     
Metro Area (Michigan) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Dearborn 10930 $29,710
Detroit 10930 $29,710
Warren 10930 $29,710
Grand Rapids 2330 $32,800
Wyoming 2330 $32,800
Ann Arbor 1180 $31,370
Flint 1120 $28,530
Lansing 890 $30,590
East Lansing 890 $30,590
Kalamazoo 700 $30,020
Portage 700 $30,020
Saginaw 560 $26,990
Muskegon 480 $32,070
Benton Harbor 330 $29,370
Niles 330 $29,370
Monroe 320 $28,390
Battle Creek 310 $30,430
Jackson 280 $32,000
Bay City 190 $26,200
Midland 160 $28,620
     
Metro Area (Minnesota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Rochester 1300 $39,920
St. Cloud 290 $35,800
Mankato 90 $36,070
North Mankato 90 $36,070
     
Metro Area (Mississippi) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Jackson 550 $29,770
Pascagoula 370 $28,560
Biloxi 370 $28,560
Gulfport 370 $28,560
Hattiesburg 250 $27,450
     
Metro Area (Missouri) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Springfield 760 $26,510
Jefferson City 220 $29,300
Joplin 200 $25,720
Columbia 160 $29,200
     
Metro Area (Montana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Billings 270 $31,080
Missoula 200 $31,040
Great Falls 80 $30,270
     
Metro Area (Nebraska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Lincoln 720 $30,510
Grand Island 100 $29,010
     
Metro Area (Nevada) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Paradise 4820 $31,050
Henderson 4820 $31,050
Las Vegas 4820 $31,050
Reno 1190 $34,410
Carson City 200 $33,060
     
Metro Area (New Hampshire) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Manchester 500 $34,700
     
Metro Area (New Jersey) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Trenton 960 $33,280
Atlantic City 490 $30,700
Hammonton 490 $30,700
Vineland 270 $33,090
Bridgeton 270 $33,090
Ocean City 160 $28,130
     
Metro Area (New Mexico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Albuquerque 2300 $29,260
Las Cruces 510 $24,040
Santa Fe 420 $31,420
Farmington 210 $28,390
     
Metro Area (New York) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Cheektowaga 1820 $33,610
Buffalo 1820 $33,610
Niagara Falls 1820 $33,610
Rochester 930 $30,650
Albany 890 $31,560
Schenectady 890 $31,560
Troy 890 $31,560
Syracuse 610 $30,370
Binghamton 250 $29,090
Utica 150 $29,800
Rome 150 $29,800
Glens Falls 150 $32,710
Kingston 100 $32,150
Elmira 70 $36,430
Ithaca 30 $29,970
Fort Drum N/A $33,380
Watertown N/A $33,380
     
Metro Area (North Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Raleigh 1710 $32,890
Greensboro 1610 $32,120
High Point 1610 $32,120
Winston 1260 $31,830
Salem 1260 $31,830
Asheville 1200 $30,300
Chapel Hill 980 $30,550
Durham 980 $30,550
Fayetteville 640 $27,660
Wilmington 620 $30,550
Greenville 600 $27,700
Lenoir 570 $28,960
Hickory 570 $28,960
Morganton 570 $28,960
Burlington 250 $30,700
Jacksonville 240 $28,280
New Bern 220 $29,080
Goldsboro 150 $28,030
Rocky Mount 90 $29,120
     
Metro Area (North Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Bismarck 110 $34,510
     
Metro Area (Ohio) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Columbus 3960 $31,500
Elyria 3870 $29,800
Cleveland 3870 $29,800
Dayton 2080 $29,940
Toledo 1920 $28,550
Akron 1270 $28,190
Massillon 920 $27,760
Canton 920 $27,760
Lima 370 $26,170
Springfield 230 $28,600
Mansfield 140 $27,540
     
Metro Area (Oklahoma) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Oklahoma City 3900 $28,650
Tulsa 3300 $30,150
Lawton 170 $24,200
     
Metro Area (Oregon) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Eugene 1140 $33,920
Salem 1020 $35,960
Medford 620 $34,750
Redmond 550 $37,190
Bend 550 $37,190
Albany 270 $35,580
Corvallis 230 $36,630
Grants Pass 210 $33,820
     
Metro Area (Pennsylvania) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Pittsburgh 6130 $29,480
Carlisle 1530 $30,710
Harrisburg 1530 $30,710
Lancaster 1150 $30,640
York 1030 $29,560
Hanover 1030 $29,560
Reading 850 $29,640
Erie 790 $26,980
Barre 740 $29,690
Hazleton 740 $29,690
Scranton 740 $29,690
Wilkes 740 $29,690
Altoona 440 $26,720
Waynesboro 360 $28,190
Chambersburg 360 $28,190
Johnstown 270 $27,850
Berwick 270 $28,460
Bloomsburg 270 $28,460
East Stroudsburg 260 $28,140
Lebanon 170 $33,530
State College 140 $31,310
Williamsport 110 $27,920
Gettysburg 60 $32,620
     
Metro Area (Puerto Rico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Caguas 420 $18,410
Carolina 420 $18,410
San Juan 420 $18,410
     
Metro Area (South Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Charleston 2070 $31,370
North Charleston 2070 $31,370
Greenville 1990 $28,600
Mauldin 1990 $28,600
Anderson 1990 $28,600
Columbia 1720 $29,080
Spartanburg 590 $29,430
Florence 370 $25,890
Beaufort 330 $31,450
Bluffton 330 $31,450
Hilton Head Island 330 $31,450
Sumter 270 $27,460
     
Metro Area (South Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Sioux Falls 390 $29,130
Rapid City 210 $27,740
     
Metro Area (Tennessee) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Murfreesboro 4280 $32,040
Franklin 4280 $32,040
Davidson 4280 $32,040
Nashville 4280 $32,040
Knoxville 2140 $29,660
Johnson City 510 $26,510
Jackson 450 $25,230
Cleveland 220 $26,790
Morristown 160 $27,900
     
Metro Area (Texas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Dallas 19350 $31,890
Fort Worth 19350 $31,890
Arlington 19350 $31,890
Houston 13280 $29,550
The Woodlands 13280 $29,550
Sugar Land 13280 $29,550
San Antonio 5530 $29,930
New Braunfels 5530 $29,930
Round Rock 3650 $31,500
Austin 3650 $31,500
McAllen 2090 $22,850
Edinburg 2090 $22,850
Mission 2090 $22,850
El Paso 1780 $24,040
Corpus Christi 1010 $26,550
Harlingen 850 $23,100
Brownsville 850 $23,100
Lubbock 670 $25,310
Tyler 640 $28,410
Port Arthur 620 $28,600
Beaumont 620 $28,600
Amarillo 590 $26,820
Laredo 490 $23,660
Longview 490 $27,580
Waco 480 $29,560
Temple 460 $26,480
Killeen 460 $26,480
Midland 450 $30,530
College Station 380 $29,610
Bryan 380 $29,610
Sherman 360 $29,100
Denison 360 $29,100
Wichita Falls 300 $28,930
Abilene 280 $26,390
Victoria 240 $28,330
San Angelo 180 $28,030
Odessa 130 $30,300
     
Metro Area (Utah) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Salt Lake City 3040 $30,580
Clearfield 1590 $30,780
Ogden 1590 $30,780
Orem 1200 $28,220
Provo 1200 $28,220
St. George 420 $29,920
     
Metro Area (Vermont) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
South Burlington 380 $35,380
Burlington 380 $35,380
     
Metro Area (Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Richmond 2240 $29,810
Roanoke 440 $29,770
Lynchburg 370 $27,620
Charlottesville 350 $31,120
Radford 250 $27,890
Blacksburg 250 $27,890
Christiansburg 250 $27,890
Harrisonburg 130 $27,080
Waynesboro 80 $29,590
Staunton 80 $29,590
     
Metro Area (Washington) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Tacoma 6940 $39,370
Bellevue 6940 $39,370
Seattle 6940 $39,370
Spokane 1170 $35,120
Spokane Valley 1170 $35,120
Yakima 560 $33,040
Richland 520 $32,370
Kennewick 520 $32,370
Bellingham 500 $37,360
Silverdale 410 $36,380
Bremerton 410 $36,380
Olympia 410 $36,970
Tumwater 410 $36,970
Wenatchee 400 $35,860
Mount Vernon 250 $37,240
Anacortes 250 $37,240
Longview 140 $36,190
Walla Walla 130 $30,630
     
Metro Area (West Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Charleston 750 $27,050
Morgantown 470 $27,210
Vienna 290 $23,560
Parkersburg 290 $23,560
Beckley 160 $26,630
     
Metro Area (Wisconsin) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
West Allis 3620 $33,700
Waukesha 3620 $33,700
Milwaukee 3620 $33,700
Madison 1540 $35,500
Green Bay 620 $31,460
Eau Claire 550 $35,640
Wausau 520 $34,770
Appleton 380 $33,590
Janesville 370 $33,270
Beloit 370 $33,270
Neenah 290 $31,970
Oshkosh 290 $31,970
Racine 250 $34,150
Sheboygan 220 $34,970
Fond du Lac 140 $34,060
     
Metro Area (Wyoming) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Casper 140 $33,860
Cheyenne 130 $31,220

Career Stories (Job Profiles) for Medical Assistants Schools

To find out more about building a career as Medical Assistants, we spoke with professionals in the field across a variety of specialties. Learn about their experiences on the job, the steps they took to complete their education, and what it takes to excel in this industry. Click the link to see a story.

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Medical Office 377,260 80% $28,260
Hospital 61,220 13% $29,790
Office Services And Staffing 7,140 1% $28,250
Education 6,890 1% $28,860
Nursing And Residential Care 6,300 1% $24,600
Government 4,990 1% $27,320
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  • Doctor of Nursing Practice with an Emphasis in Educational Leadership
  • M.S. in Nursing with an Emphasis in Leadership in Health Care Systems (Bridge)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Why study nursing at Grand Canyon University?
  • Our bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing are CCNE-accredited and the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions (CONHCP) is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing.
  • We provide many options to prepare you to begin or advance your nursing career, including bridge programs and dual degrees.
  • GCU provides a low student-to-teacher ratio and a Christian environment that provides an opportunity for you to embrace a holistic approach to caring for patients.
  • Request more information today about program offerings, CCNE accreditation, start dates, financial aid and more!
Programs
  • Master of Public Health

Simmons’ online Master of Public Health program, MPH@Simmons, is designed to give you the real-world skills you need to address health inequity on a local, national, and global scale. The MPH@Simmons program explores the core areas of public health: epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy and health services, environmental health, and social/behavioral health. Additionally, the practice-based curriculum incorporates courses specifically designed to help you develop leadership and advocacy skills.

The program is delivered online through a blend of live online classes and self-paced course work. Additionally, you’ll participate in public health service-learning experiences during your time in the program, giving you relevant, on-ground experience.

Programs
  • Master of Public Health
  • Ranked among the Best National Universities in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Ranked 8th among the Best Online Graduate Education Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • A private, co-ed college founded in 1821 and located in downtown Washington, D.C.
  • Its student-faculty ratio is 13:1, and 55.1% of classes have fewer than 20 students.
  • Has distinguished alumni including Senator Harry Reid, former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, and actress Courtney Cox.

We have some additional detailed pages at the state level for Medical Assistants Schools.

Numbers in parentheses are counts of relevant campus-based schools in the state; online schools may also be available.

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