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“My experience at Northwest was awesome! I received all of the necessary tools and training to be a medical assistant. I love my job working at an internal medicine office. Thank you Northwest for all you’ve done for me.”
Julie Jensen – Medical Assistant Graduate
Medical Assistant School in Las Vegas
We offer flexible Medical Assistant morning and evening classes. Once you earn your diploma, you’ll qualify to sit for your certification exam to become a Registered Medical Assistant.
Why Medical Assistant Program at Northwest Career College?
Graduate in as little as 9 months
Northwest’s schedule allows you to attend medical assistant training, care for family and have a balanced life in Las Vegas while advancing towards your new career.
Financial aid is available to those who qualify.
Hands-on instruction in all facets of Medical Assisting
You will work with established, seasoned instructors to learn every aspect of Medical Assisting at Northwest’s Medical Assistant Program Las Vegas.
Students are our priority
Northwest’s student-centered philosophy means that you come first in our Medical Assistant School in Las Vegas.
Day, night, and weekend classes are available
Northwest offers day, night, and weekend classes to accommodate your Las Vegas work and family schedule.
Work on your own laptop for exceptional training
Each student is provided a laptop for easy internet and online class access.
Committed career services team on campus
Northwest’s Career Services team works with you to help you find the best medical assistant employment opportunity that fits your needs.
Medical Assistant Training at Northwest
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"I really enjoyed the Medical Assistant Program Las Vegas course here at Northwest. I had a great teacher and the hands-on lab was a wonderful experience that prepared us for our new career"
Nicole Wysocki Tucker-
Medical Assistant Graduate
“I really enjoyed having such a great teacher. My favorite part of class was all of the hands-on lab time in class. Thank you Northwest for my new career!”
Medical Assistant Graduate
I highly recommend Northwest to anyone interested in Medical Assistant. I got a great extern site and I was 100% prepared for the national certification exam."
Medical Assistant Graduate
Why Medical Assistant?
As an RMA, most importantly you are working with a team of medical professionals to help patients achieve maximum overall health. The high degree of interaction between MAs and patients results in a great deal of personal satisfaction in helping people in need.
High Demand Career
Employment for Medical Assistants is expected to grow 19 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than average for all occupations according to the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
A Great Life
On average, a Medical Assistant graduate earns $34,800 a year according to the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Putting Superior Training First
The Medical Assistant training program at Northwest Career College prepares students to work in every type of healthcare facility including clinics, hospitals and surgi-centers.
In addition to the academic and hands-on training, Medical Assistant students become familiar with Medical Billing and insurance processing skills. Additionally they travel throughout the valley for a variety of informative and interactive field trips. There's never a dull moment in the Medical Assistant Program.
Some of What You Learn...
Total Cost Breakdown 2023
Medical Assistant (US DOE CIP CODE: 51.0801)
For information about Financial Aid at Northwest Career College, please visit our Financial Aid page located under Student Services tab.
More Information about the Profession
For more information about the Medical Assistant profession (SOC 31-9092) Click Here to review the Summary Report for Medical Assistants at O*Net Online
Medical Assistant FAQ
Q. How do I become a Medical Assistant?
Become a Medical Assistant by enrolling in Northwest Career College's 9-month Medical Assistant Program. You will learn to perform clinical tasks, such as vital signs, injections, sterilization techniques, specimen collection, diagnostic testing, and assisting with in-office surgical procedures. You will also learn administrative tasks, such as using electronic health records and completing referral paperwork. All of these are essential to your success as a Medical Assistant!
Q. Can I get a Medical Assistant degree online?
Northwest Career College's Medical Assistant program blends outstanding online lectures with exceptional on-campus, hands-on training. Although some institutions may claim to teach Medical Assisting wholly online, nothing replaces hands-on training to get you Career Ready to work with fellow professionals in a variety of healthcare settings. Although you can learn a lot online, your one-on-one, hands-on learning in class with seasoned instructors provides you with invaluable practice making you the most desirable applicant for any Medical Assistant position.
Q. How long does it take to become a Medical Assistant?
It will take you nine months of online and on-campus hands-on learning to graduate from your Medical Assistant program...and then you will become career ready to work in a group practice, hospital setting, long-term care facilities, surgicenter, and more!
Q. Can my Medical Assistant credits transfer to a nursing degree?
NCC encourages Medical Assistant program graduates to apply for transfer credits if they ; however, NCC cannot guarantee that these credits will be accepted at all institutions. Transfer credit acceptance is determined by the institution accepting the credits for transfer, not the original college of the alumni requesting the transfer credit.
Q. What’s the difference between a Medical Assistant and CNA?
Medical assistants are mostly found in the clinical setting of the medical field and will handle administrative tasks in addition to patient care. CNAs are mostly found in long-term care facilities and assist nurses with patient care.
Q. Can I work in a hospital after graduating from the Medical Assistant program?
Medical Assistant graduates typically work in a private medical office setting. Students interested in working in a hospital setting should consider enrolling in Northwest Career College’s Healthcare Administration program, as they will be well equipped to pursue an administrative position within a hospital setting.
Q. Does the Medical Assistant program include an EKG Certification?
Although Northwest does not require students to participate in an EKG Certification exam to graduate from its Medical Assistant program, graduates meet the educational requirements needed to qualify for the Certified EKG Technician exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association.
Q. Who gets paid more, a medical assistant or a CNA?
Due to the variety of employment opportunities with the completion of each certification, salaries are dependent on the place of employment. We encourage students to visit the US Bureau of Labor Statistics website, https://www.bls.gov/, to see the National averages of each career.
Q. What are the benefits of being dual certified in Medical Assisting and Phlebotomy?
Entering the medical field with multiple certifications will provide more career opportunities and makes students more marketable in the competitive job market.