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Professional Medical Assistant

Do you dream of a career in the health care field, supporting both patients and care providers in a fast-paced medical office setting? Institute of Technology can prepare you for an exciting role as a professional medical assistant in just a short time!

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Believing in Your Real-World Success

IOT takes you from the classroom to your career in front-line medical office support through real-world curriculum that combines theory and application to ready you to pursue entry-level opportunities in medical offices, clinics, laboratories, and hospitals.

Uniforms and supplies are required and are available for purchase. Textbooks are provided to the student as classroom resources or are purchased by the student.

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Start Your Career as a Medical Assistant

We want to see you succeed beyond your IOT classroom so we equip you with comprehensive and applicable knowledge and skills to help you be confident in your medical assisting career from day one. Our instructors average 15-plus years of field experience. Topics covered in coursework include anatomy and physiology, patient preparation, emergency and medical procedures, and much more!

To enhance classroom experiences, IOT incorporates a 160-hour externship into the medical assistant curriculum.

These 160 hours can be completed at an affiliated medical office, clinic, or hospital, and are required for graduation from the Professional Medical Assistant program.

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Training that transfers to your career

The Professional Medical Assistant (PMA) program develops your knowledge and skills in both clinical and administrative aspects of medical assisting. Areas emphasized include:

  • Basic accounting and insurance claims processing
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Electrocardiographs
  • Emergency and surgical procedures
  • Injections
  • Medical office and health care facility management
  • Venipuncture
  • Urinalysis

What can I do with the Professional Medical Assistant program?

As a graduate of IOT’s Professional Medical Assistant program, you may be eligible to sit for and obtain national certification as a medical assistant. Graduates from this program can be prepared to contribute in a broad range of entry-level occupations in the medical field, including:

  • Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • EKG Assistant
  • Hospital Unit Secretary
  • Radiology Secretary
  • Admitting Representative
  • Medical Receptionist
  • and Medical Records Clerk
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What Program Graduates Say

  • "They made a big difference in my life. All of the faculty – they were very supportive… They are a part of my life now, and I’ll never forget them."

    Meuy S.

  • "I graduated in nine months with the Dean’s List Awards and am now working with an excellent doctor, who enjoys teaching you all he can. The staff at IOT is amazing and goes to remarkable lengths to help you with whatever you need."

    Julieta N.

Where Can I Study?

ACCSC Graduation Rate: 67%
ACCSC Placement Rate: 71%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program and started between March 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019 are included in this calculation. 0% of the graduates (or 0 graduates), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, incarceration, active military service deployment, the onset of a medical condition that prevents employment, or they were an international student who returned to their country of origin, or they continued their education in an accredited institution of higher education (postsecondary) on at least a half-time basis. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with ACCSC Standards of Accreditation for calculating programmatic placement rates.

Program Cost: $16,064.00 + Fees, Books, and Supplies
Credit Hours: 47.5 quarter credit hours

For a breakdown of program costs, view our Tuition and Expenses page.

The performance numbers listed here represent the Completion and Placement Rates for this program across all campuses.

ACCSC Graduation Rate: 70%
ACCSC Placement Rate: 75%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program and started between March 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019 are included in this calculation. 1.2% of the graduates (or 2 graduates), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, incarceration, active military service deployment, the onset of a medical condition that prevents employment, or they were an international student who returned to their country of origin, or they continued their education in an accredited institution of higher education (postsecondary) on at least a half-time basis. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with ACCSC Standards of Accreditation for calculating programmatic placement rates.

BPPE 150% Graduation Rate: 55%
BPPE Placement Rate: 75%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program within 150% of normal program length and were scheduled to graduate in 2019 are included in this calculation. 1.3% of the graduates, (or 2 graduates), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, become incarcerated, are called to active military duty, are international students that leave the United States or do not have a visa allowing employment in the United States, or are continuing their education in an accredited or bureau-approved postsecondary institution. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education regulations for calculating annual programmatic placement rates.

Graduates of this program are trained for employment in any of the following Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Codes.

SOC CodeOccupation
11-9111Medical and Health Services Managers
29-2012Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
29-2057Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
29-2071Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
31-1011Home Health Aides
31-9092Medical Assistants
31-9093Medical Equipment Preparers
31-9094Medical Transcriptionists
31-9099Healthcare Support Workers, All Other
39-9021Personal Care Aides
43-6013Medical Secretaries

ACCSC Graduation Rate: 80%
ACCSC Placement Rate: 76%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program and started between March 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019 are included in this calculation. 1.2% of the graduates (or 1 graduate), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, incarceration, active military service deployment, the onset of a medical condition that prevents employment, or they were an international student who returned to their country of origin, or they continued their education in an accredited institution of higher education (postsecondary) on at least a half-time basis. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with ACCSC Standards of Accreditation for calculating programmatic placement rates.

Program Cost: $16,064.00 + Fees, Books, and Supplies
Credit Hours: 47.5 quarter credit hours

For a breakdown of program costs, view our Tuition and Expenses page.

The performance numbers listed here represent the Completion and Placement Rates for this program across all campuses.

ACCSC Graduation Rate: 70%
ACCSC Placement Rate: 75%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program and started between March 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019 are included in this calculation. 1.2% of the graduates (or 2 graduates), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, incarceration, active military service deployment, the onset of a medical condition that prevents employment, or they were an international student who returned to their country of origin, or they continued their education in an accredited institution of higher education (postsecondary) on at least a half-time basis. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with ACCSC Standards of Accreditation for calculating programmatic placement rates.

BPPE 150% Graduation Rate: 55%
BPPE Placement Rate: 75%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program within 150% of normal program length and were scheduled to graduate in 2019 are included in this calculation. 1.3% of the graduates, (or 2 graduates), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, become incarcerated, are called to active military duty, are international students that leave the United States or do not have a visa allowing employment in the United States, or are continuing their education in an accredited or bureau-approved postsecondary institution. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education regulations for calculating annual programmatic placement rates.

Graduates of this program are trained for employment in any of the following Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Codes.

SOC CodeOccupation
11-9111Medical and Health Services Managers
29-2012Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
29-2057Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
29-2071Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
31-1011Home Health Aides
31-9092Medical Assistants
31-9093Medical Equipment Preparers
31-9094Medical Transcriptionists
31-9099Healthcare Support Workers, All Other
39-9021Personal Care Aides
43-6013Medical Secretaries

ACCSC Graduation Rate: 59%
ACCSC Placement Rate: 76%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program and started between March 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019 are included in this calculation. 2.2% of the graduates (or 1 graduate), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, incarceration, active military service deployment, the onset of a medical condition that prevents employment, or they were an international student who returned to their country of origin, or they continued their education in an accredited institution of higher education (postsecondary) on at least a half-time basis. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with ACCSC Standards of Accreditation for calculating programmatic placement rates.

Program Cost: $16,064.00 + Fees, Books, and Supplies
Credit Hours: 47.5 quarter credit hours

For a breakdown of program costs, view our Tuition and Expenses page.

The performance numbers listed here represent the Completion and Placement Rates for this program across all campuses.

ACCSC Graduation Rate: 70%
ACCSC Placement Rate: 75%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program and started between March 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019 are included in this calculation. 1.2% of the graduates (or 2 graduates), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, incarceration, active military service deployment, the onset of a medical condition that prevents employment, or they were an international student who returned to their country of origin, or they continued their education in an accredited institution of higher education (postsecondary) on at least a half-time basis. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with ACCSC Standards of Accreditation for calculating programmatic placement rates.

BPPE 150% Graduation Rate: 55%
BPPE Placement Rate: 75%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program within 150% of normal program length and were scheduled to graduate in 2019 are included in this calculation. 1.3% of the graduates, (or 2 graduates), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, become incarcerated, are called to active military duty, are international students that leave the United States or do not have a visa allowing employment in the United States, or are continuing their education in an accredited or bureau-approved postsecondary institution. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education regulations for calculating annual programmatic placement rates.

Graduates of this program are trained for employment in any of the following Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Codes.

SOC CodeOccupation
11-9111Medical and Health Services Managers
29-2012Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
29-2057Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
29-2071Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
31-1011Home Health Aides
31-9092Medical Assistants
31-9093Medical Equipment Preparers
31-9094Medical Transcriptionists
31-9099Healthcare Support Workers, All Other
39-9021Personal Care Aides
43-6013Medical Secretaries

ACCSC Graduation Rate: 67%
ACCSC Placement Rate: 71%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program and started between March 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019 are included in this calculation. 0% of the graduates (or 0 graduates), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, incarceration, active military service deployment, the onset of a medical condition that prevents employment, or they were an international student who returned to their country of origin, or they continued their education in an accredited institution of higher education (postsecondary) on at least a half-time basis. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with ACCSC Standards of Accreditation for calculating programmatic placement rates.

Program Cost: $16,064.00 + Fees, Books, and Supplies
Credit Hours: 47.5 quarter credit hours

For a breakdown of program costs, view our Tuition and Expenses page.

The performance numbers listed here represent the Completion and Placement Rates for this program across all campuses.

ACCSC Graduation Rate: 70%
ACCSC Placement Rate: 75%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program and started between March 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019 are included in this calculation. 1.2% of the graduates (or 2 graduates), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, incarceration, active military service deployment, the onset of a medical condition that prevents employment, or they were an international student who returned to their country of origin, or they continued their education in an accredited institution of higher education (postsecondary) on at least a half-time basis. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with ACCSC Standards of Accreditation for calculating programmatic placement rates.

BPPE 150% Graduation Rate: 55%
BPPE Placement Rate: 75%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program within 150% of normal program length and were scheduled to graduate in 2019 are included in this calculation. 1.3% of the graduates, (or 2 graduates), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, become incarcerated, are called to active military duty, are international students that leave the United States or do not have a visa allowing employment in the United States, or are continuing their education in an accredited or bureau-approved postsecondary institution. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education regulations for calculating annual programmatic placement rates.

Graduates of this program are trained for employment in any of the following Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Codes.

SOC CodeOccupation
11-9111Medical and Health Services Managers
29-2012Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
29-2057Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
29-2071Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
31-1011Home Health Aides
31-9092Medical Assistants
31-9093Medical Equipment Preparers
31-9094Medical Transcriptionists
31-9099Healthcare Support Workers, All Other
39-9021Personal Care Aides
43-6013Medical Secretaries

ACCSC Graduation Rate: 80%
ACCSC Placement Rate: 76%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program and started between March 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019 are included in this calculation. 1.2% of the graduates (or 1 graduate), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, incarceration, active military service deployment, the onset of a medical condition that prevents employment, or they were an international student who returned to their country of origin, or they continued their education in an accredited institution of higher education (postsecondary) on at least a half-time basis. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with ACCSC Standards of Accreditation for calculating programmatic placement rates.

Program Cost: $16,064.00 + Fees, Books, and Supplies
Credit Hours: 47.5 quarter credit hours

For a breakdown of program costs, view our Tuition and Expenses page.

The performance numbers listed here represent the Completion and Placement Rates for this program across all campuses.

ACCSC Graduation Rate: 70%
ACCSC Placement Rate: 75%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program and started between March 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019 are included in this calculation. 1.2% of the graduates (or 2 graduates), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, incarceration, active military service deployment, the onset of a medical condition that prevents employment, or they were an international student who returned to their country of origin, or they continued their education in an accredited institution of higher education (postsecondary) on at least a half-time basis. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with ACCSC Standards of Accreditation for calculating programmatic placement rates.

BPPE 150% Graduation Rate: 55%
BPPE Placement Rate: 75%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program within 150% of normal program length and were scheduled to graduate in 2019 are included in this calculation. 1.3% of the graduates, (or 2 graduates), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, become incarcerated, are called to active military duty, are international students that leave the United States or do not have a visa allowing employment in the United States, or are continuing their education in an accredited or bureau-approved postsecondary institution. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education regulations for calculating annual programmatic placement rates.

Graduates of this program are trained for employment in any of the following Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Codes.

SOC CodeOccupation
11-9111Medical and Health Services Managers
29-2012Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
29-2057Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
29-2071Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
31-1011Home Health Aides
31-9092Medical Assistants
31-9093Medical Equipment Preparers
31-9094Medical Transcriptionists
31-9099Healthcare Support Workers, All Other
39-9021Personal Care Aides
43-6013Medical Secretaries

ACCSC Graduation Rate: 59%
ACCSC Placement Rate: 76%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program and started between March 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019 are included in this calculation. 2.2% of the graduates (or 1 graduate), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, incarceration, active military service deployment, the onset of a medical condition that prevents employment, or they were an international student who returned to their country of origin, or they continued their education in an accredited institution of higher education (postsecondary) on at least a half-time basis. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with ACCSC Standards of Accreditation for calculating programmatic placement rates.

Program Cost: $16,064.00 + Fees, Books, and Supplies
Credit Hours: 47.5 quarter credit hours

For a breakdown of program costs, view our Tuition and Expenses page.

The performance numbers listed here represent the Completion and Placement Rates for this program across all campuses.

ACCSC Graduation Rate: 70%
ACCSC Placement Rate: 75%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program and started between March 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019 are included in this calculation. 1.2% of the graduates (or 2 graduates), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, incarceration, active military service deployment, the onset of a medical condition that prevents employment, or they were an international student who returned to their country of origin, or they continued their education in an accredited institution of higher education (postsecondary) on at least a half-time basis. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with ACCSC Standards of Accreditation for calculating programmatic placement rates.

BPPE 150% Graduation Rate: 55%
BPPE Placement Rate: 75%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program within 150% of normal program length and were scheduled to graduate in 2019 are included in this calculation. 1.3% of the graduates, (or 2 graduates), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, become incarcerated, are called to active military duty, are international students that leave the United States or do not have a visa allowing employment in the United States, or are continuing their education in an accredited or bureau-approved postsecondary institution. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education regulations for calculating annual programmatic placement rates.

Graduates of this program are trained for employment in any of the following Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Codes.

SOC CodeOccupation
11-9111Medical and Health Services Managers
29-2012Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
29-2057Ophthalmic Medical Technicians
29-2071Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
31-1011Home Health Aides
31-9092Medical Assistants
31-9093Medical Equipment Preparers
31-9094Medical Transcriptionists
31-9099Healthcare Support Workers, All Other
39-9021Personal Care Aides
43-6013Medical Secretaries