Earning a medical assisting degree online at Kaplan University could help prepare you to pursue opportunities in physicians' offices, hospitals, and health clinics.† As a medical assistant, you will interact with patients, physicians, and other health care providers on a regular basis. Through a combination of traditional teaching and hands-on training, this program is designed to help you acquire the knowledge and skills required to become a professional medical assistant. Certification is an important qualification often required by employers. As a graduate, you may be eligible to take the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam given by the American Association of Medical Assistants, or the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) exam offered by the American Medical Technologists.§ †Kaplan University's programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in their field of study, or in related fields. However, the University does not guarantee that graduates will be placed in any particular job or employed at all. §Although certain programs at Kaplan University are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will pass those exams. In some cases, field experience and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams.
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