An applicant must pass an exam from a recognized certification body to obtain a medical assistant certification. He may need to graduate from a medical assisting program, undertake on-the-job training or show proof of wo... More » Education Colleges & Universities

A medical assistant is not required to be certified in order to be employed. However, certification from the American Association of Medical Assistants does increase a medical assistant's hireability. Many states require... More » Business & Finance Careers Career Aspirations

Become a medical assistant instructor by obtaining your medical assistance certification and working in the field to obtain practical experience, then locating instructor positions through job hunting sites, such as Simp... More »

Study for the certified medical assistant exam by reviewing the Certified Medical Assistant certification exam content outline, taking a CMA exam review course or studying textbooks with medical assistant information. Th... More » Business & Finance Careers Career Aspirations

In most states, it is possible to work as a medical assistant without obtaining state or national certification. However, there are two states that mandate certification for practicing medical assistants as of October 20... More » Business & Finance Careers Career Aspirations

Among the best medical assistant programs are those at Anne Arundel Community College, Delaware Technical Community College and West Georgia Technical College, says Education Portal. These programs are accredited by the ... More » Education Colleges & Universities

Multiple organizations provide free medical assistant classes, both online and on campus. Examples include Wisc-Online, the University of Washington School of Medicine and Des Moines University. More » Education Colleges & Universities