Medical Assistant: Online Certificate Program

A medical assistant meeting with a doctor

This program is a great fit for:

Individuals interested in a career in healthcare

Recent high school graduates

Current healthcare workers looking to upskill or grow their career

Want to make a difference and at the same time make yourself marketable in a booming industry? As a qualified medical assistant, you’ll understand how to provide exceptional patient care, effectively manage medical office procedures, and understand the keys to executing clinical tasks. Start your new career in as little as 8 months!

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Course length

552 hours

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Weekly time commitment

15-20 hours

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This online Medical Assistant Certificate Program covers a wide range of skills and objectives that give you the tools to thrive in a variety of settings in the the healthcare industry. Developed by industry experts, students will interact with their curriculum through 3D virtual office scenarios, clinical skill simulations, animations, assessment gamification and activities. You will enjoy robust online courses including Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology, Professionalism in Allied Health, Clinical Medical Assisting and more.

Why Choose Siena Heights University?

Siena Heights University’s Workforce Development certificate programs were built to meet the needs of modern-day students. You can start learning as soon as today and be on the path to a fulfilling new career in just a few weeks or months.

Online and self-paced coursework

Affordable tuition

Fulfilling, flexible job opportunities

Industry-leading credentials

Clinicals included (if necessary)

Certificates matched to industry demands

Medical assistant jobs in Michigan pay $37,190 per year on average. Up to 2,400 news jobs will be created across the state by 2031!

Source: U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics

Is this Medical Assistant Certificate Program right for me? 

  • Are you detail-oriented and capable of multitasking in a fast-paced healthcare environment?  
  • Are you interested in learning both clinical and administrative skills to contribute effectively to a medical team?  
  • Are you comfortable with direct patient interaction, including taking vital signs and assisting with examinations?  
  • Are you seeking a career with diverse job opportunities and the potential for growth and advancement?  
  • Are you organized, reliable and capable of maintaining accurate medical records and managing administrative tasks? 

Career Paths

Clinical Medical Assistant
Administrative Medical Assistant
Medical Billing and Coding Specialist
Medical Records Technician
Medical Receptionist
Healthcare Administrative Assistant