Medical Assisting

University of Alaska

Medical Assisting

Anchorage, Alaska

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Updated May 13, 2024

The Medical Assisting Program at University of Alaska Anchorage focuses on equipping students with a range of skills essential for a career in health care. From performing clinical procedures to mastering administrative tasks and honing communication skills, graduates emerge as versatile medical assistants ready for various healthcare environments.

Key Skills Taught:

  • Clinical Procedures: Drawing blood, sutures, patient histories, vital signs, specimen collection, medication administration
  • Administrative Tasks: Medical coding, financial reports, patient interaction, appointment scheduling, record-keeping
  • Communication Skills: Effective communication with patients and healthcare providers
  • Versatility: Prepared for entry-level roles in medical offices and clinics

Program Features:

  • Certification Preparation for the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam
  • Option to pursue an Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Medical Office Coding
  • High Job Placement Rate with 100% alumni and employer satisfaction
  • Experienced Faculty comprising UAA alumni and health care professionals
  • Hands-On Experience through supervised practical training to build confidence and skills for real-world practice.

Tuition: How Much Does University of Alaska's Medical Assisting Program Cost?

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Program Length: How Long Is University of Alaska's Medical Assisting Certificate Program?

The program length for the Medical Assisting Certificate at UAS is 1 year.

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About University of Alaska

The University of Alaska (UA) is a public university system in Alaska, established in 1917. It consists of three universities: the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), and the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS). 

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