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FAQ

What are the benefits of taking online courses?

You can work around your schedule and have more time to fully understand the courses. There is much greater flexibility. Rather than having to rush through work at the speed of the class you can take the time to go over your work as much as you need. This is beneficial when you begin you work, as you will have a good understanding of what you are doing already.

What type of classes will I be taking?

Some common classes include medical terminology, human anatomy, and medical law. You will take the same general education courses as other degree programs, but will have specialized classes in medical office. This allows to to advance with ease in related, or even different, areas if you wish.

Will this course be valid for my state?

You may need to register in each state you work, but often times it is simply a matter of transferring your information. National accreditation is offered. Check your state’s requirements for further details. Nationally accredited degree programs are vaild in each state, though, just as traditional ones are.

Why should I choose medical assisting?

The medical industry is a fast growing area and there will always be a demand for medical personnel. Unlike retail jobs that depend on the economy, or manufacturing jobs that are likewise unstable, medical jobs will always be needed where ever there are people and can’t be outsourced

Can I move up in the medical field?

Yes, accredited courses may be applied towards further education. You may wish to move up in the medical industry or you may even decide to try something different. Either way, your coursework may be applied towards further education.

What type of work will I do?

Medical Assistants assist with clerical duties as well as with patient care management. You may work in clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, or other places. You will assist with the office end of patient relations.

How long does it take to complete the classes?

An associate degree is a two year degree. The amount of time you take to complete it is up to you, however. Part of taking online courses is working at your own speed. You can take as long as you need to learn and complete the coursework.

Can I get financial assistance?

Yes, financial assistance may be available. Pell grants are the most common form. There are also student loans. Several states offer additional grants. Schools likewise may offer assistance. Check with your school for more details.

What type of degree will I get?

Medical Assisting is generally an Associate’s in Science. Two year associate degrees may be applied towards a B.A or B.S. Most schools make university transition easy with an associates degree.

Are online courses more expensive?

No, online courses are generally far less expensive than traditional ones. Many people opt for online courses as a way of saving money. It also saves you the cost of transportation.