Attentive and empathetic?
Projected job growth for medical assistants from 2021 to 2031.
Medical Assisting jobs available in the US as of July 2023.
Median annual wage for medical assistants as of May 2021.
Consider a Specialty:
- Family Medicine
- Urgent Care
- Podiatry etc.
Job openings for medical assistants anticipated on average each year over the next decade.
Did You Know?
Certifying as a medical assistant is an excellent way to break into healthcare? You'll gain valuable job experience, network, and bring in a competitive wage while advancing your medical career.
A Medical Assisting certificate will provide you with the administrative and clinical skills to prosper in the fast-paced field of healthcare. You’ll experience valuable internships in a variety of settings, including local clinics, hospitals and ambulatory centers. Plus, our flexible evening courses allow you to get work in your desired field while finishing your degree.
You’ll also leave here with the skills to communicate effectively, articulate your career preparation confidently and collaborate with others meaningfully. And in all things, we’ll help you work toward becoming a capable and trusted disciple of Jesus Christ. So whatever you do, you’ll be prepared to be the best you possible.
*The medical assisting program at Ensign College has a retention rate of 88.24% for the admission cohort(s) that entered in 2020.
Ensign College offers 2 degree options for the Medical Assisting area of study: 1) Certificate combined with general education courses into a transferable AS degree; or 2) Stand-alone certificate.
The program is 3 or 4 semesters long. Each option equips you with the valuable skills employers want, so you can get to work right away (and continue your education while you get paid!)
If your goal is to get a transferable, skills-based degree, you’re in the right place. Any certificate can be combined with general education courses to create your AS degree.
Seeking to expand your job-related skills to broaden career options? Strengthen your resume by including two certificates in your degree. Or, discover new interests by choosing one certificate and exploring elective credits. Are you a Pathway student interested in attending Ensign College? Those earned credits can be transferred to your AS degree as electives.
Whichever option you choose, you’ll graduate with the technical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills that employers look for, so you can secure a career and excel.
Interested in continuing your education after you graduate? No problem. Your regionally-accredited AS degree, which includes the credits from your selected certificate(s), can be transferred to a 4-year institution.
|AS DEGREE + 1 CERTIFICATE||AS DEGREE + 2 CERTIFICATES||AS DEGREE + CERTIFICATE|
|Core Curriculum||34 credits||34 credits||34 credits|
|Certificate(s)||15 credits||15 credits||16-29 credits|
|Electives||11 credits||–||0-6 credits|
|TOTAL||60 credits||64 credits||50-69 credits|
The Medical Assisting program at Ensign College has a job placement rate of 72% for the graduate cohort in 2019.