Medical Assisting

Mercy College of Health Sciences

Medical Assisting

Des Moines, Iowa

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assisting Program equips students with essential skills in medical procedures and administration, preparing them for diverse roles in health care.

Key Skills Taught:

  • Medical Administrative Procedures: Managing patient records and examination rooms
  • Anatomy and Physiology: Understanding the human body's structure and functions
  • Clinical Procedures: Hands-on experience in assisting physicians
  • Diseases of the Human Body: Exploring common health conditions
  • Medical Assisting Practicum: Applying skills in real health care settings

Program Features:

  • Certification Preparation: Eligible for the Certified Medical Assistant (AAMA) Exam
  • Flexible Online Learning: Online coursework with in-person skills labs
  • Cohort Locations: Multiple locations nationwide for convenience
  • Accreditation: Program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs
  • Faculty Expertise: Experienced faculty focused on student success

Career Outlook:

  • Employment Rate: 100% job placement for graduates
  • Average Salary: Medical assistants earn around $16.11 per hour in the U.S.
  • Career Advancement: Gateway to other health care professions with growing demand

Additional Information:

  • Program Length: One year, with three annual start dates (Fall, Spring, Summer)
  • Tuition Cost: Approximately $10,000 over three semesters
  • Admission Requirements: High school diploma or GED required, no SAT or ACT scores needed.

Tuition: How Much Does Mercy College of Health Sciences's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

From Mercy College of Health Sciences's website

The Medical Assisting program at Mercy College of Health Sciences is a valuable investment in your future. The approximate cost of the program is $10,000. This cost represents the tuition fee and does not include any additional fees or expenses. Please note that this is an estimate and actual costs may vary. It's always a good idea to reach out to the financial aid office for the most accurate information.

Program Length: How Long Is Mercy College of Health Sciences's Medical Assisting Certificate Program?

The program length for the Medical Assisting program is one year.

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About Mercy College of Health Sciences

Mercy College of Health Sciences is a specialty school dedicated to providing comprehensive health sciences education. 

Located in Downtown Des Moines, Iowa, the college offers unique hands-on learning, unparalleled clinical rotations, and accelerated education. 

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