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Medical administrative assistants are a crucial component in the healthcare field. They handle a wide variety of important tasks including processing insurance payments, transferring lab results and scheduling appointments. For those interested in working in healthcare and learning about the medical front office, a career in medical administration can be a great fit.

Graduates of our evidence-based online diploma program can seek employment in a number of areas, including:

  • Health systems
  • Hospitals
  • Research facilities
  • Insurance companies

The medical administrative assistant field is an ever-changing one. Our online diploma program offers students a chance to learn at their own pace and with a flexible schedule. This program can be completed in as little as 15 months* and is fully available online.

Upon completion of our medical administrative assistant program, graduates can take the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) national certification exam.


* Based on successful, full-time enrollment

Vista College’s Medical Administrative Assistant Diploma program provides a wide-ranging curriculum that covers both the technical and personal aspects of being a medical administrative assistant. Our evidence-based program prepares students to handle the many rewarding tasks of a professional in the healthcare field.

Graduates who successfully complete the program will earn a diploma and be prepared to take the CMAA national certification exam. Ultimately, graduates can choose to seek an entry level career in a variety of healthcare settings.

Throughout our online program, you can gain the education and skills required to:

  • Practice professional interpersonal relations with diverse patients and customers
  • Process and understand various medical insurance billing and coding forms
  • Learn a basic overview of anatomy and physiology
  • Create and schedule appointments using a practice management program
  • Discover how healthcare has evolved in the US through examining systems and theory

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