AS in Medical Assisting
Herzing University's Associate Degree in Medical Assisting Services program helps prepare students for careers as medical assistants. The program covers both administrative duties and laboratory procedures. Read more about this Associate Degree in Medical Assisting Services program here.
Official Program Name:
Associate of Science / Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting Services
School Offering Program:
Students considering enrollment in Herzing University's Associate Degree in Medical Assisting Services program should have some interest in working in medical offices, clinics, or labs. Though requirements may vary, applicants should have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.
Herzing University's Medical Assisting Services associate degree program is designed to introduce students to medical office procedures and routine clinical procedures. Courses cover medical terminology, pharmacology, medical billing, clinical assisting, and laboratory procedures. Students also receive general education instruction and have the opportunity to take personal development courses. The program culminates with a review and externship.
Total Credits Required:
60 semester credit hours
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.
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Topics of Study for an Associate Degree 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 Terminology
- Computer Software Applications in Healthcare
- Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
- Insurance Claims, Processing, and Adjudication
- Healthcare Systems and Operations
- Ethics and Health Information Management
- Clinical Assisting
- Clinical Laboratory Procedures
- Anatomy and Physiology
Furthering Your Education:
Graduates of Herzing University's Medical Assisting Services associate degree program may be interested in furthering their education by enrolling in a bachelor's degree program. Earning a bachelor's degree may allow students to prepare for other careers in the healthcare field.
Herzing's bachelor's degree options include, but are not limited to:
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
- Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management
Herzing University's Medical Assisting Services program helps prepare students for positions as medical assistants that may involve administrative or clerical duties in a medical office or assisting in a clinical or lab environment. Career opportunities may be available at hospitals, medical clinics and laboratories, physicians' offices, and other healthcare facilities. Graduates of this medical assisting program may be eligible to take the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) exam offered by American Medical Technologists or the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) certification exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association.
Additional entry-level positions that graduates could pursue include:
- Medical office assistant
- Medical secretary
- Medical laboratory assistant
- Medical clerk
Herzing University does not guarantee salary or employment.