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Diploma in Medical Assisting

Herzing University's Diploma in Medical Assisting program is designed to help prepare students for work in a physician's office and other medical assisting positions. Read more about this program here.

Official Program Name:

Diploma in Medical Assisting Services

School Offering Program:

Herzing University

Degree Level:

Diploma

Program Prerequisites:

Students seeking admission to Herzing University's Diploma in Medical Assisting Services program should have some interest in working in the health care field. Though requirements may vary, applicants should have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

Program Description:

Herzing University's Diploma in Medical Assisting Services program combines general computer courses with specialized instruction in medical assisting. Students have the opportunity to learn general procedures for medical offices and clinical laboratories. Other topics of study include medical billing, medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology. The program culminates with an externship meant to give students real-world experience.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

Students taking a full course load can usually complete the Diploma in Medical Assisting Services program in 3.0 semesters (12 months).

Financial Aid:

Herzing students could be eligible for a variety of federal and institutional financial assistance programs. Aid opportunities include employer tuition reimbursement programs, veteran benefits, federal grants and loans, federal work study, and Herzing University scholarships. The university can assist students in developing a financial plan for their education.

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Topics of Study for a Diploma in Medical Assisting Services:

Herzing University frequently updates its course requirements in order to keep its programs consistent with employer needs and changing industries. Topics of study may include:

  • Medical business operations
  • Medical office procedures
  • Medical terminology
  • Medical billing
  • Clinical assisting
  • Clinical laboratory procedures
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Keyboarding

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who would like to continue their medical assisting education or explore a new field of study could go on to earn a bachelor's degree. Earning an undergraduate degree could help students take on more responsibility in their current positions or seek out new career opportunities.

Bachelor's degree options include but are not limited to:

  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Assisting
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Services

Career Paths:

Herzing University's Diploma in Medical Assisting Services program helps prepare students for work in medical offices. Upon graduation, students may also pursue assisting positions in medical laboratories and examination rooms.

Positions that graduates can pursue include:

  • Medical office assistant
  • Medical receptionist
  • Medical laboratory assistant
  • Phlebotomist

Herzing University does not guarantee salary or employment.

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