Medical Assisting Degree

  • Credential Offered: Associate of Science Degree
  • Program Length: 70 Weeks

If earning a living by helping others sounds like a dream to you, then you might be the perfect fit for a career in medical assisting.

At Daytona College, You will Get

Real-World Experience

The entire healthcare industry is booming, and skilled medical assistants are in high demand. Daytona College is helping meet that demand with the Associate of Science in Medical Assisting Degree program .

The Medical Assisting Associate of Science Degree program is available online, as well as on campus.

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Medical assistant checking a patient's blood pressure.

What You'll Learn

Medical assistants are an essential part of any medical team and provide vital clinical and administrative support in hospitals, clinics, private practices, and other medical facilities. The Daytona College Medical Assisting Associate of Science Degree program is designed to help students acquire skills that include:

  • Recording vital signs
  • Patient intake and assessment
  • Diagnostic tests
  • Administering medication
  • Specimen collection and processing
  • Electronic health records
  • Insurance and billing
  • Patient scheduling
  • Drawing blood
  • Critical thinking and leadership skills
  • Psychology 
  • Medical business communications
 
At Daytona College, we believe there’s no substitute for hands-on experience. That’s why it’s not all classrooms and lectures. As a student in the Associate of Science Medical Assisting program, you’ll have the opportunity to work in real-world settings during externships in actual medical facilities.

Potential Career Paths

Medical Assisting Associate of Science Degree graduates may work in:

Physicians’ Offices

Hospital systems

Emergency Care Offices

Clinics

Nursing Homes

Schools

Government Agencies

Certification

Program graduates qualify for the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification exam, offered through the American Medical Technologists Association as well as theEKG Technician Certification (CET) and the Phlebotomy Technician Certification (CPT) exams through the National Healthcare Association.

More certifications mean more career opportunities, and Daytona College is committed to helping you achieve your goals for a successful future as a Medical Assistant. 

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Whether you’re just starting to think about a career or looking to change your current work situation, Daytona College offers a focused career education to get you trained and ready to start a new career.