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 an entry-level career in the medical field, with courses in phlebotomy, medical billing, vital signs, medical records, pharmacology, and much more. Plus, your coursework includes a residency where you'll gain real-world experience in a medical environment!
With your Medical Assisting degree in hand, you could launch a new career as a medical assistant in a medical office, clinic, surgical center, or hospital.
Your degree will prepare you to test for healthcare-related certification(s). Plus, we'll reimburse you for the cost of your certification exam—up to $500—when you successfully pass the exam within six months of graduation!2
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 telephone & communications 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 faster.
- Employment focused
- Path to a better career