Medical administrative assistants are an essential part of a well-run doctor’s office or hospital. Demand for them is growing, with a projected 23% jump in employment between 2018 and 2028.*
If you enjoy working with people, are well-organized, good at multi-tasking, and have a knack for coordinating schedules and activities, then this career could be for you. A good medical administrative assistant will set patients at ease, in-person and on the phone, while making sure their paperwork is complete, processed quickly, and readily available for the physician.
* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Assistants, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants.htm (visited May 14, 2020).
What is a Certificate of Achievement?
Upon completing a certain number of courses in a specified discipline, students will receive a certificate of achievement from Cambridge College as recognition of their training achievement. These programs are designed to be completed relatively quickly and increase the student’s marketability by demonstrating to employers that they have developed or improved skills in these focused areas. The courses may also be transferable to related Cambridge College degree programs, reducing the amount of time required to obtain a degree. A certificate of achievement is not a formal academic credential and is not eligible for Title IV financial aid.
The Benefits of a Certificate of Achievement
Most medical facilities expect their administrative assistants to have some form of post-secondary education, so obtaining recognition for additional study can give you a distinct advantage. The four-course program at Cambridge College Global is designed to prepare you to sit for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam. You can complete this program in just two terms.
In addition, these four college-level courses can be easily transferred to other Cambridge College medical programs, giving you a head-start on a bachelor’s degree.
To request additional information about the online Certified Medical Administrative Assistant program, call 800-997-1673. Or, complete the Request Information form now.
CMAA Roles and Responsibilities
CMAA responsibilities can include the following:
- Serve as the first impression of the office or facility to the patient
- Coordinate office logistics (using computer literacy to accomplish office tasks such as file maintenance, scheduling, and correspondence)
- Answering telephone calls
- Patient Intake (including processing new patient paperwork)
- Coordinate office operation reports (including time and attendance)
- Complying with and ensuring HIPAA regulations are upheld
This program consists of 4 college-level courses with the necessary exam preparation integrated within the courses.
This course offers students engagement and interaction with the dynamic language of Healthcare.
Medical Office Procedures
This is a study of the specialized concerns involved in efficiently running a modern medical office, with a further emphasis on leadership and team building.
Computerized Medical Record Systems
This course provides an overview of information management and information technology for healthcare administrators.
This course introduces and builds essential soft skills, leading the student through a unique classroom process that allows for the demonstration of knowledge through interactive engagement.
|Cost Per Course||Total Program|
|e-Resources Fee||$85 per course**|
|Transcript Fee||$8 per official transcript|
|Course Re-enrollment Fee||Standard tuition rates apply|
|Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) Fee
California students only
|$2.50 per one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) of institutional charges|
* Special tuition rate applies to courses taken through 8/31/23. Standard tuition rates will apply beginning in the fall 2023 term. All prices are subject to change. No other scholarships or discounts are available for this program. Not eligible for Title IV financial aid. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for the most up to date pricing.
** e-Resources fee waived for the following groups (including their immediate family members/dependents2): military servicemembers3, DOD & USCG employees4
1 Employees, immediate family members of employees, and in some cases, members of organizations that have engaged in a formal educational partnership agreement with Cambridge College.
2 Dependents and immediate family members are defined as the spouse and children.
3 A member of the United States Armed Forces (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, Space Force) that is currently serving on active duty, Guard or Reserve status. Members of the Guard and Reserves must be drilling members or on active duty. Servicemembers that are in the Inactive Ready Reserve (IRR) are not considered as currently serving for purposes of the military benefit but may qualify for the veteran benefit.
4 General schedule employees of the Department of Defense (DoD) and the United States Coast Guard.
5 Prior servicemember of the United States Armed Forces (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, Space Force) separated under other than dishonorable conditions. Servicemembers that are in the Inactive Ready Reserve (IRR) may qualify for the veteran benefit.
6 All first responders, including law enforcement, firefighters, emergency medical services, and emergency management.
Withdrawal and Refund Policy
Please refer to the Academic Catalog for withdrawal and refund policy information.