Independence University launches accredited, online Medical Assisting degree program!


Posted By Staff Writer on March 28, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY— Independence University is proud to begin enrollment for students in our concentrated Medical Assisting degree program. The Associate of Occupational Studies program is focused on preparing students for entry-level work as a medical assistant in the healthcare field.

Our in-depth Medical Assisting degree program incorporates several other courses, helping students prepare to enter the medical field. Our program contains a variety of courses, helping students to have a depth of knowledge to enter the medical field.

In addition to online classes, Independence University is proud to offer a unique weekend residency program. Prior to the students’ externship experience they will have an opportunity to travel (flights, food and lodging included in tuition) to one of our campuses for a hands-on training experience, meeting face-to-face with instructors they have come to know throughout their online learning experience. The program includes interactive videos and kits for students to practice their skills even more—thus helping them be better prepared for an externship, and then enter the workforce right after graduation.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics says the employment of medical assistants is projected to grow nearly 30 percent by 2026, “much faster than the average for all occupations.”* We believe our online Medical Assisting degree program will prepare our students to fill these job openings, performing necessary and routine administrative and clinical duties around the United States.

About Independence University

Independence University provides online, career-focused higher education to students across the U.S. Offering both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in healthcare, business, graphic arts, and technology, Independence University is committed to preparing students for meaningful careers and an increased sense of satisfaction. Independence University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.

Independence University is a registered trademark of Center for Excellence in Higher Education, Inc.

* https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-assistants

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