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Become a Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant Career

Get started on your rewarding career in the health care industry. Enroll in Arlington Career Institute’s Medical Assistant program and invest in your future!

At Arlington Career Institute, our expansive Medical Assistant program provides you with a combination of clinical and administrative skills necessary to thrive in the fast-paced health care industry. As a medical assistant, your job duties may include medical records clerk, medical biller/coder, customer service rep, insurance verification clerk, medical receptionist, front office clerk, phlebotomist, lab tech, or admittance clerk.

  • Day and online classes available
  • State-of-the-art medical lab
  • Complete in as little as 11 months

A Vital Link

A medical assistant is a vital link between the patient and the health care delivery system, providing essential support to both patients and physicians. Additionally, medical assistants can reap the benefits of obtaining a position in the growing medical industry.

Upon completion of the program, graduates will take the MA Certification Exam administered by the National Association for Health Professionals (NAHP).

Be Prepared!

You can be fully prepared to enter the health care field as a medical assistant in just 11 months!

Click here for a program description and outline of our Medical Assistant program.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please click here.


Students may choose to enroll in either the day (on-ground) program, evening resident (on-ground) program, or in the online program. Completion time expectations vary depending on the program chosen.

Subject Course Number Theory Contact / Lab Hours Quarter Credit Hours
Beginning KeyboardingMA1016 / 543
Proofreading for ProfessionalsMA10255 / 05.5
Medical TerminologyMA14060 / 06
Anatomy / PhysiologyMA15060 / 56
Introduction to Computers and Word Processing IMA21042 / 184.5
Insurance Claims & CollectionsMA30346 / 145
Anatomy / Physiology IIMA33055 / 407
Career DevelopmentMA40018 / 21.5
Electronic Health RecordsMA40112 / 483
Clinical Skills IMA40412 / 483
Clinical Skills IIMA40512 / 483
Medical Lab Procedures IMA42012 / 483
Medical Lab Procedures IIMA42112 / 483
Medical Law & EthicsMA45060 / 0 6

Brandy Whitaker

“This year has been very rough for me I lost my father I've been hospitalized 3 times and I've been up-and-down with being sick when I in rolled at Arlington career institute I felt a little worried but once the ball got rollin I was able to find myself again the medical terminology class was instructed by Mrs Sandra and being a part of her class made me feel that I had a purpose in being in the medical field I have previous medical experience but walking in her class and absorbing the education she provided I feel well prepared for anything the medical field has to offer I am due to graduate in July of 2020 and I am looking forward to that not only because I went to school but because I know when I walk across Arlington career institute stage And receive my medical office specialist certification I am ready to take on the medical field.”

Shania Parker

“Coming to Arlington Careers was the best decision I’ve ever made. I’ve learned so much and did something I thought would be impossible. The teachers (Mrs.Sandra and Ms.Martinez) are such amazing teachers if you are struggling they won’t leave you hanging. They’ll continue to help you until you finally get it. Also Ms.Candice and Ms.Sharp are always there when you need someone to talk to, they genuinely care about each and every student that walks through their office. This school is worth going to.”

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