Medical Assistants are a vital component of the health care team. They are crucial in helping patients feel at ease and helping them understand physicians' instructions, while at the same time relieving physicians from many administrative and clinical duties.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical assisting is one of the nation's fastest growing careers, projected to grow over 52% over the next decade. Medical Assisting also offers the most promising opportunities for advancement as an office manager or clinical supervisor.
Our nine (9) month medical assistant program is intended to provide the entry-level student with a solid foundation in clinical and administrative duties needed for a successful entry into the medical field. Our Program prepares you for the following three (3) certifications*:
- National Certified Medical Assistant
- National Certified EKG Technician
- California Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT-1) / National Certified Phlebotomy Tech
Most employers now require Medical Assistants to have the CPT-1 certification also referred to as a “license to draw blood”. Bay Area Medical Academy offers the only comprehensive Medical Assistant program that prepares students to become CPT-1 certified. Our friendly staff will support you through the entire application process.
Tuition for the Medical Assistant Program is $10,000. Payment plans (0% interest) are available for all students.
* Licensing and examination fees may apply
BAMA Medical Assisting program is now qualified for FAFSA
(Federal Student Financial Aid) - https://fafsa.ed.gov/
The US Department of Education has officially approved Bay Area Medical Academy to participate in the Federal Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) program.
Admissions assessment, including an interview, is required in order to enroll for this program.
We hold admissions appoinments Monday-Thursday at 2:30pm and Friday at 12:30pm
To schedule an appointment, or for more information, please call our main office at (415)217-0077.
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Required Textbooks (included in tuition)
Medical Assisting: Administrative and Clinical Competencies, 6th Edition
ISBN No. 9781423962304
Retail Price $230.95
Basic Arrhythmias, 7th Edition
ISBN No. 0135002389
Retail Price $110.00
Phlebotomy Essentials: Text and Workbook Package
ISBN No. 9781608311217
Retail Price $96.99