MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF YOUR PATIENTS

Earn Your Medical Assisting Diploma

Your Medical Assisting Diploma allows you to provide critical, direct patient care as a medical assistant. As a medical assisting student, you’ll learn to: perform routine diagnostic procedures, record vitals, and administer medications and first aid. Even more importantly, you’ll learn to connect with your patients. If you’ve got a mind for medicine and a heart for healing, this accredited, respected Diploma could be just the beginning of a long and successful career in healthcare.

The curriculum is offered through a blend of on-campus and online courses, through which you’ll gain a solid understanding of medical terminology, anatomy, pathology and basic concepts of pharmacology and psychology, including real-world work experience in a hands-on externship. And with programmatic accreditation at many of our campuses, you will feel confident you are making a valuable investment in your higher education.

When it’s time to advance your career, you can seamlessly transfer your Medical Assisting Diploma credits to earn a Health Sciences Associate’s degree.

Students in the state of Kansas may earn a Medical Assisting Diploma or Associate's degree. Download the Kansas course catalog for program details.

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Credentials Offered Graduate In As Few As*
Diploma12 Months

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Gain In-Demand Medical Assisting Skills Employers Seek

Through career-focused curriculum and practical, hands-on opportunities in your courses, you can prepare for a successful career as a medical assistant. Our program is designed to help you gain relevant skills employers seek, including:

  • Real-World Patient Care

    Prepare to make a lasting impact on your patients' health as you assist physicians with patient care and a variety of in-office procedures.

  • Medical Procedures Training

    Administer therapeutic injections and vaccinations and perform EKGs, spirometry and audiometry.

  • Valuable Team Experience

    Assist physicians and other healthcare providers in a variety of procedures, helping you form relationships with working medical professionals.

  • Clinical Confidence

    Develop your abilities to schedule and collect laboratory specimens, perform in-house clinical lab testing and develop tactical skills in a medical setting.

Prepare for Credential Exams While You Study

Upon graduation, you will be prepared to take the industry standard in medical assisting certification, the CMA or RMA. The initial registration fee for either exam will be reimbursed as part of your tuition.**

**Rasmussen College will reimburse the application fee for each qualified student’s first attempt at the CMA or RMA exam. Subsequent attempts will not be reimbursed.

Our Grads Achieve Career Success

Graduates from our School of Health Science programs are working for leading employers, including:*

  • Mayo Clinic Health System
  • University of Minnesota Physicians
  • Target Clinic
  • Minnesota Oncology
  • Park Nicollet Health Services
  • Allina Health
  • Fairview
  • ThedaCare
  • Diabetes Care Center
  • Lifetime Family Urgent Care
  • Red Cross
  • Marshfield Clinic
  • Ocala Oncology

115 Years of Successful Graduates

At Rasmussen College, we’ve been dedicated to our mission of preparing students for career success since 1900.

Average Starting Salary

for our Medical Assisting Graduates:

  • Diploma$27,119

Program Entry Requirements

Certain immunizations and a background check are required prior to enrollment. Speak to a program manager to start your path to a rewarding medical assisting career.

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How Much Could You Earn as a Medical Assistant?

In-Demand Career Options for Your Future

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), earning a degree, regardless of the field of study, can improve income potential.* Here is the average salary by percentile and projected job growth for health sciences professionals:

Job Title(s) 10th Percentile 25th Percentile 50th Percentile Job Growth (By Year 2022)
Medical Assistant $21,280$25,160$29,61029%

BLS salary data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
Potential earnings calculated by multiplying median full-time salaries by 30 years, bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm, census.gov/prod/2011pubs/acs-14.pdf

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 2012-2013 Occupational Outlook Handbook, www.bls.gov/ooh/

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