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Medical Assistant Programs in Pennsylvania

Medical Assistant Programs in Pennsylvania

How to become a Medical Assistant and Find the Right Medical Assisting Program in Pennsylvania

According to the Bureau of Labor, statistics show that the profession of Medical Assistant is among one of the fastest growing industries you can become a part of. This growth has two-fold ramifications, meaning while jobs are more plentiful, it is because of the advanced aging of the U.S. as a whole, as well as the increasing numbers of people suffering from long term chronic illness or injury, requiring more trips to the physician than in years previous. The duties the MA performs runs the gamut from clerical to hands on work like record keeping and billing and coding to taking vitals and drawing blood.

When you want to learn how to become a Medical Assistant, keep in mind that while legally you are not required to become certified or have any formal training, those who do are often hired over those who do not. You may find a hospital, private physician, or clinic willing to do on-the-job training, but the majority of employers now require formal education and training. You should be ready and willing to commit up to two years to your training and education if you plan to seek an associate's degree. It is also important that you do your research on the various programs available before making a final decision.

The most important thing you want to make sure when you begin to seek out a medical assistant program in Pennsylvania,, is that the school has received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). If you are making plans to become a registered MA, the RMA certification requires that you have graduated from a nationally accredited program. There are more than two dozen accredited MA programs offered in Pennsylvania. If you are too far away from an available program, it would be a feasible plan to consider an internship with attendance of an online medical assistant program.

Some of the educational institutes offering MA training include the Lincoln Technical Institute, with another campus in Allentown, Pennsylvania Institute of Technology, and Kaplan Career Institute, are all located in Philadelphia. Other schools include the Harris School of Business located in Trenton, Wilmington, and Dover, as well as National College in Youngstown, Fortis Institute in Erie, Kingston, and Scranton, Everest Institute in Bensalem and Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology in Mount Braddock and Lansdale School of Business in North Wales and Phoenixville also offer Medical Assistant training programs. The right program requires just the smallest amount of research.

On-Campus & Online Medical Assistant Schools

30 Medical Assistant Schools in Pennsylvania

Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center

  • 1500 Fourth Ave. Altoona, PA 16602
    Programs: CNA, LPN, Medical Assistant
    (814) 946-8450

YTI Career Institute

  • 2900 Fairway Drive Altoona, PA 16602
    Programs: Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy
    (814) 944-5643

Butler County Community College

  • 107 College Drive Butler, PA 16002
    Programs: ADN, Medical Assistant, RN
    (724) 287-8711

Mount Aloysius College

McCann School of Business and Technology

  • 2227 Scranton Carbondale Highway Dickson City, PA 18519
    Programs: Medical Assistant
    (570) 307-2000

Fortis Institute

Harrisburg Area Community College

Kaplan Career Institute

McCann School of Business and Technology

  • 370 Maplewood Drive Hazleton, PA 18202
    Programs: Medical Assistant
    (888) 790-1096

YTI Career Institute

YTI Career Institute

Delaware County Community College

Community College of Allegheny County

Robert Morris University

Pittsburgh Technical Institute

  • 1111 McKee Road Oakdale, PA 15071
    Programs: Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy
    1(800)784-9675

Community College of Philadelphia

Kaplan Career Institute

  • 3010 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
    Programs: Medical Assistant
    1(800)935-1857

Bradford School

  • 125 Station Square Dr. Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    Programs: Medical Assistant
    1(800)391-6810

Everest Institute

  • 100 Forbes Ave., Ste 1200 Pittsburgh, PA 15222
    Programs: Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy
    (412) 261-4520

Kaplan Career Institute

Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology

  • 540 N. Harrison Rd. Pleasant Gap, PA 16823
    Programs: CNA, LPN, Medical Assistant
    (814) 359-2793

Montgomery County Community College

McCann School of Business and Technology

  • 2650 Woodglen Rd. Pottsville, PA 17901
    Programs: Medical Assistant
    (888) 781-3025

Lehigh Carbon Community College

  • 4525 Education Park Dr. Schnecksville, PA 18078
    Programs: ADN, LPN, Medical Assistant, RN
    (610) 799-2121

Central Pennsylvania College

McCann School of Business and Technology

  • 1147 N 4th St. Sunbury, PA 17801
    Programs: Medical Assistant
    (888) 792-5183

Penn Commercial, Inc.

  • 242 Oak Spring Road Washington, PA 15301
    Programs: Medical Assistant
    (724) 222-5330

Berks Technical Institute

  • 2205 Ridgewood Rd Wyomissing, PA 19610
    Programs: CNA, Medical Assistant
    (866) 591-8384

YTI Career Institute

  • 1405 Williams Road York, PA 17402
    Programs: Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy
    (717) 757-1100

Westmoreland County Community College