Medical Certificate Schools in the U.S.

Certificates in various clinical and administrative areas of the medical profession are available through many 2-year (and some 4-year) vocational schools, colleges and universities. When selecting a school, students have certain considerations to take into account.

Schools that offer medical certificate programs usually do so through departments of health science or allied health technology. Medical certificates are available in many clinical fields, including surgical technology, practical nursing, paramedic medicine and clinical laboratory science.

10 Schools with Medical Certificate Programs

The following schools offer medical certificates in different areas.

College/University Location Institution Type Tuition (2015-2016)*
Miami Dade College Miami, FL 4-year, Public $2,834 in-state, $9,661 out-of-state
College of Southern Nevada Las Vegas, NV 4-year, Public in-state $2,805 in-state, $9,450 out-of-state $9,450
University of Cincinnati Cinicinnati, OH 4-year, Public $11,000 in-state, $26,334 out-of-state
University of Iowa Iowa City, IA 4-year, Public $8,104 in-state, $27,890 out-of-state
St Petersburg College Clearwater, FL 4-year, Public $3,352 in-state, $11,607 out-of-state
Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL 4-year, Public $2,830 in-state, $9,944 out-of-state
Northeastern University Boston, MA 4-year, Private $45,530
George Washington University Washington, DC 4-year, Private $50,435
University of Akron Main Campus Akron, OH 4-year, Public $10,509 in-state, $19,040 out-of-state
South Texas College Mcallen, TX 4-year, Public $3,486 in-district, $3,770 in-state, $4,440 out-of-state

Sources: *National Center for Education Statistics, School Websites

School Selection Criteria

Consider the following when looking for schools with medical certificates:

  • In choosing a medical certificate school, consider the length of its available programs.
  • Availability of classes may also be an important consideration for students pursuing medical certificates.

A variety of medical certificates are available at both private and public schools around the country. Students may wish to consider program length and class availability when choosing a school.

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