Medical Assistant


Medical Assistant Program Overview

If you've ever dreamed of working in the healthcare field alongside doctors and nurses, our Medical Assistant program is a great option to consider. At Altierus, you can get the practical, hands-on training you need to compete for entry-level medical assistant positions in physicians' offices, clinics, urgent care centers and other health care facilities around the country.

As the title suggests, medical assistants provide valuable support to doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals. Physicians count on medical assistants to:

In addition, medical assistants also often help with the administrative tasks of running an office, such as answering phones, making appointments, managing computer data and processing paperwork.

Note: Program schedules and availability vary by campus.

Medical Assistant Courses

Our Medical Assistant program will prepare you to work as a professional medical assistant in a doctor's office, clinic or similar health care venue in less than one year.

Altierus offers a course curriculum that is tightly focused on the subjects most relevant to the job you're preparing to perform. As a student enrolled in the program, you'll have the opportunity to study subjects including:

After completing your required Medical Assistant courses, you'll then participate in a 200-hour externship in a physician's office.

Your courses will be taught in both a traditional classroom setting and in a laboratory where you'll get hands-on training with real tools of the trade. Your instructors will be experienced health care professionals. Much of your work will be done in small groups, so you'll get to share and get help from your fellow students. Upon graduation, you can get further support from our Career Services staff, which can provide valuable help in your transition from school into the workplace.*

Note: This Medical Assistant program description is not necessarily reflective of every Medical Assistant program offered across all Altierus campuses. This is a summary of general topics learned within most schools. Please check your specific campus catalog for details about the program taught at your local campus.

Medical Assistant Careers

In 2014, there were approximately 591,000 medical assistants working across the country, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The BLS projects that number to grow by around 14% through 2024. It cites the growth of the aging baby-boom population and an increase in demand for preventive medical services as key contributors to this growth. The BLS anticipates physicians hiring more medical assistants to perform administrative and clinical duties, allowing the physicians themselves to see more patients.

As a graduate of our Medical Assistant program, you will be qualified to work in a variety of health care settings performing one of several possible roles. Altierus Medical Assistant program graduates have been employed in work settings including:

Note: Program availability, version and schedules vary by campus. Please check your campus catalog for specific details about which medical assistant programs programs are available.

*Your own hard work, professionalism, experience, work attitude, local market and other factors will impact your personal employment opportunities and pay.

Source: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/31-9092.00

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Financial Aid


Financial Aid Available for Those Who Qualify

You can reach your educational goals and reduce student loan debt in a number of ways including institutional grants and scholarships. You are encouraged to use our resources as often as needed. These services are available at no additional cost and include:

Contact ECMC Solutions, loan counseling partner of Altierus, by phone at 1-877-331-3262 or visit our website to email or web chat: http://www.ecmcsolutions.org/.

Scholarships and Grants

The Zenith Student Grant is a multimillion-dollar institutional grant program awarded to students of Altierus and WyoTech schools owned by Zenith Education Group who demonstrate financial need.

This and other financial aid is available for those who qualify. Contact a representative by phone at (888) 223-8556 or click here to learn more.

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Welcome to Altierus


Altierus is part of Zenith Education Group, a non-profit career education system with 24 campuses nationwide. As a non-profit, we reinvest in the student experience. Since 2015, we've invested millions of dollars in grants, scholarships, and facility enhancements.

Benefits include:

* Employment is not guaranteed. Your own hard work, professionalism, attitude, and other factors impact your employment opportunities and pay.
**Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Important Consumer Information and Disclosures


CO - Colorado Springs

For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete this program and more, please view the Colorado Springs Program Disclosures.

CO - Thornton

For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete this program and more, please view the Thornton Program Disclosures.

The Medical Assistant diploma program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). The Medical Assistant diploma program has been placed on Probationary Accreditation as of March 18, 2016. Although the program is on probation, currently enrolled students and graduates are still eligible to sit for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification examination through the American Association of Medical Assistants and/or the Registered Medical Assistant certification examination through American Medical Technologists. If you have any questions regarding this notification, please direct all inquiries to the school's Executive Director, Carissa Seger.

FL - Orange Park

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FL - Tampa

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GA - Atlanta West

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GA - Atlanta West

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GA - Norcross

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MI - Southfield

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MI - Southfield

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NV - Henderson

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OH - Columbus

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OR - Tigard

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TX - Arlington (Mid Cities)

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TX - Austin

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TX - Fort Worth South

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TX - Houston Bissonnet

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TX - Houston Hobby

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TX - San Antonio

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VA - Chesapeake

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VA - Woodbridge

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WA - Everett

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WA - Tacoma

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