Why Choose Medical Assistant Certification in NYC?

Medical assisting is one of the fastest growing careers in healthcare. Employment in the field is expected to grow 35% during the decade 2016 to 2026, per the New York State Department of Labor. Entry level salaries begin at $30,000 while average salaries approach $39,000.  A Medical Assistant helps run a Doctor’s offices with various administrative and clinical duties. Private offices, clinics, or hospitals all employ medical assistants.  Jobs can be part-time or full-time, daytime or evening. This level of flexibility is needed since patients need care year-round and throughout the day.

Ready to gain your certification as a medical assistant in Westchester County? Explore our admissions process, here.

Clinical duties may include:

Administrative duties may include:

Unlike most states, New York does not require a license to be a medical assistant. However, credentials such as a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) or Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) make candidates more competitive for employment or advancement. We work with employers in New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Yonkers and White Plains, NY – among other places – in helping graduates search for available positions. We encourage participation in New York State societies of medical assistants. The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) is an example of one such organization we work with.

Once students have successfully completed our program, we help with resume preparation and networking. We train our students to be well suited to be a clinical medical assistant, a medical administrative assistant, or both.

Our education program prepares students to take their certification exams.

The CMA exam is a test with 200 questions.  The test takes 3 hours as it includes four 40-minute segments with a few breaks in between.  Questions are scored according to difficulty and get progressively harder throughout the test.  The minimum passing grade is 425 and the maximum grade is 800.  Test content area include Psychology, Communication, Professionalism, Medical Ethics, Medical Records, Practice Finance, and Nutrition, among others.

The RMA exam has 210 questions and requires two hours to complete.  Answering 70% or more (147 questions) correctly is required to pass.  The exam tests for general, administrative, and clinical medical assisting skills.

Continuing education is required to maintain your CMA credentials.

Our internships allow our students to gain practical experience so that they might be better informed about what to expect in an actual medical facility (externship).

Our team offers an exciting 900-hour program, split 70% in-class (630 hours) and 30% in a work environment (270 hours) via externship.

We are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET) and licensed by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision (BPSS).  We adhere to the U.S. Department of Education guidelines.

 Our Westchester NY Medical Assistant Training Program

Medical Assistant Programs
Lab Hours
Lecture Hours
Total Hours
Intro to Computers
20 Hours
10 Hours
30 Hours
Intro to MS word
20 Hours
10 Hours
30 Hours
Anatomy Physiology I /Medical Terminology
Endocrine, respiratory, reproductive system
5 Hours
25 Hours
30 Hours
Anatomy Physiology II/Medical Terminology
Circulatory, digestive, urinary system
5 Hours
25 Hours
30 Hours
Anatomy Physiology III/Medical Terminology
Musculoskeletal, Integumentary, nervous & sense organs
5 Hours
25 Hours
30 Hours
Effective Patient Relations
5 Hours
25 Hours
30 Hours
Effective Written Communications
5 Hours
25 Hours
30 Hours
Medical Law & Ethics
0 Hours
30 Hours
30 Hours
Medical Office Administrative Procedures
10 Hours
50 Hours
60 Hours
Patient Safety Medical Emergencies First Aid
10 Hours
20 Hours
30 Hours
Medical Office Clinical Practices
30 Hours
30 Hours
60 Hours
Electrocardiography
30 Hours
30 Hours
60 Hours
Introduction to the Medical Laboratory
45 Hours
45 Hours
90 Hours
Medical Insurance and billing
20 Hours
40 Hours
60 Hours
Career Development
5 Hours
25 Hours
30 Hours
Externship
 
 
270 Hours
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We offer a reasonable Payment plan.

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Financial Aid available to those that qualify. See if you qualify.

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