BECOME A VITAL MEMBER OF THE MEDICAL TEAM
The healthcare industry is booming, and it's exciting to enter a field where your career can be both rewarding and in demand!1
Our Medical Assisting program helps prepare you for a professional career in healthcare. Your coursework includes: vital signs, medical billing, medical records, phlebotomy, and more. Plus, your coursework includes an externship where you'll gain real-world experience in a medical environment!
With your Medical Assisting degree, you can put your skills to work at a variety of medical facilities, including doctor's offices, clinics, and hospitals.
WE'LL PAY FOR YOUR CERTIFICATIONS
Your coursework will help to prepare you to test for healthcare-related certifications, which add value to your degree. We'll even cover the cost of certification--up to $500!2
residency and externship
For your residency, you'll be flown to our facilities in Salt Lake City for the weekend, with travel, food, and lodging on us. Together with your peers, you'll get hands-on training and experience that prepares you for your externship.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Our Medical Assisting program teaches you the knowledge and skills medical employers are looking for. You will learn how to:
- Complete patient histories
- Take and measure vital signs
- Give patients injections
- Perform basic laboratory procedures
- Complete general medical office procedures
- Demonstrate compassionate, professional patient communication skills
Still Have Questions?
If you have questions about IU's online Associate of Occupational Studies in Medical Assisting, you can get all the answers in the program overview.
Why Choose Independence University?
IU's online degree programs can help you prepare for employment in some of today's most rewarding job fields. Our programs are career-focused, without elective courses that you don't want or need, so you can finish your degree fast.
- Employment focused
- Path to a better career