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Top School in Omaha for a Medical Assisting Career

Roughly five schools in the Omaha area have top ranking medical assisting programs. Read on to find out more about what these top schools have to offer for medical assisting, as well as tuition and degree information.

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School Information

Many of the institutions offering medical assisting programs in or near Omaha are for-profit or 2-year public schools. Based on distinction, student-to-faculty ratio and number of certificates awarded, the following school is considered a top school for medical assisting studies in Omaha:

  • Winner: Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health in Omaha is the only 4-year not-for-profit school in the area providing a program in medical assisting. It is also the only school with medical assisting studies in the area that is directly affiliated with a healthcare system.

School Info Chart

Category Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing and Allied Health
Distinction Affiliated with the Nebraska Methodist Health System, one of the state's largest health systems
Location Omaha, Nebraska
School Type 4-year, private not-for-profit
Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) Undergrad: $13,302*
Medical Assisting Programs Offered Certificate
Medical Assisting Certificates Awarded in 2012-2013 17*
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 68%*
Noteworthy Medical assisting program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP)

Sources: *NCES College Navigator

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Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health

  • 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • College offers ten fully-equipped labs including a human cadaver laboratory
  • More than 90% of the college's faculty hold a terminal degree in their fields

Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health (NMC) is a private, non-profit medical education institute founded in 1891. The college enrolls approximately 900 students annually. The Allied Health Division offers the medical assistant program. This program incorporate hands-on learning in the classroom and in the laboratory.

The Medical Assistant Certificate program can be completed in one year. Courses include medical terminology, human diseases, pharmacology, medical ethics, administrative procedures and laboratory techniques. Students can apply what they've learned and gain field training through a 300-hour clinical experience. Students also attend a medical assisting seminar. Before graduating, students must take the professional certification exam administered by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).

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