Medical Assistant Career Training in San Francisco CA

San Francisco

9 Month * Medical Assistant Training in San Francisco, CA

You're empathetic, efficient and you work well in a team. If this describes you, then consider becoming a Medical Assistant. You'll keep patients at ease, while also helping physicians with administrative and clinical duties.

Train at Bay Area Medical Academy to be a vital healthcare professional.

Get the Skills to Be a Professional Medical Assistant

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Becoming a Confident Medical Assistant

With BAMA's Medical Assistant program, you’ll get Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy and EKG Technician training. You'll learn vital-signs testing, venipuncture and patient preparation for exams and procedures, as well as administrative duties needed for successful entry into the healthcare field.

The final 200-hour clinical externship component is a resume booster. It also provides you with first-hand experience, so you’ll graduate with confidence in your skills and abilities.

Topics covered during the Medical Assistant program include:

  • Anatomy and physiology

  • Pathology

  • Medical terminology

  • Laboratory techniques

  • Clinical and diagnostic procedures

  • Medical law and ethics

  • Medical billing

  • Other office procedures

By the end of the program you'll be well-prepared to begin your career. Graduating from a reputable school with three certifications will make you a highly sought-after and competitive job candidate.

*Program length when completed in normal time.

Employers That Hire Our Grads

We Are a Social Enterprise

We rank in the top 10% of B-Corps (benefits corporations) based on our rigorous standards of social performance, accountability, and transparency. We partner with social agencies to help people who face social barriers attend school. We also collaborate with STEP into a Job!™ to provide scholarships to high school seniors. Beyond that, our campus is community oriented. As our founder says, "Although it’s a clinical setting it’s not a clinical atmosphere." We have an open door policy where students are encouraged to come to staff for support. We also hold events, such as graduation celebrations, alumni lectures, and student appreciation days. At BAMA, we care about our students and it shows. That's why many of our students come to us as referrals from their friends and family (who are alumni) - something we take great pride in.


Employer Partnerships
BAMA partners with top Bay Area medical employers for externships (residencies), employer campus visits, and hiring events.


Small Class Sizes
You'll receive personalized attention, with additional coaching and lab practice hours if you need the extra help.


Multiple Locations
Our main campus is in San Francisco. We also have a satellite campus in San Jose.

BAMA's a great choice. You graduate a Nationally-Certified Medical Assistant. You are a Nationally-Certified Phlebotomist. You're a Certified EKG Technician, and they will connect you to take the State board exam. Go to BAMA. You have the opportunity to just grow and move up and just keep going.

Davina C. , Medical Assistant Program Graduate

I liked the hands-on training best. The training in class was set up to give you the experience of working in a doctor's office. You're trained to take vitals and give injections, among other things.

Joan Garchitorena , Medical Assistant Program Graduate

What I liked most about the medical assisting program is the hands-on learning. Mrs. Earby made it fun, and she told us about her real-life experience working as a medical assistant. I always looked forward to going to class. BAMA helped me reach my goal, and shaped me to be the best medical assistant I could be. I’m now an medical assistant at San Francisco Critical Care Medical Group.

Suliana A. Feiloakitau , Medical Assistant Program Graduate

Student Job Success

Top medical centers repeatedly hire BAMA graduates, and the school maintains a stellar reputation for great training from experienced educators. A large number of students get hired at leading San Francisco Bay Area medical facilities, such as: Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, San Francisco Department of Public Health Clinics, Kaiser Permanente, One Medical Group, Quest Diagnostics, California Pacific Medical Center, UCSF Medical Center, San Mateo County General Hospital and Palo Alto Medical Foundation.

An Accredited Institution

Accreditation is important! It means we have met certain high standards of educational and administrative quality. Also, since we are an accredited institute we can offer Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) to those who qualify. We are nationally accredited through the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). We are approved by the California Bureau for Private Post-Secondary Education (B.P.P.E.).


Financial Aid: Funding Your Career Training

At Bay Area Medical Academy we understand that choosing to finance your education is a big decision - but you don't have to take it on alone. Our Financial Aid Advisors are here to help you understand the best financing options available to you.

Financial Aid can be made up of federal grants and loans and is designed to help students with their educational related payments and cost-of-living. Every student, family and Financial Aid package is different. Don't let the barrier of cost hold you back, come talk to one of our Financial Aid Advisors and we'll assist you in any way that we can.

Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.

Is a Rewarding Career as a Medical Assistant Right For You?

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in Medical Assisting and exploring whether this is the right path for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information. A helpful BAMA Admissions Representative will be happy to answer any questions you have and help you with everything from scheduling to financial aid. 

For immediate questions, give us a call at 415-228-6853.


For more information about our graduation rates, median debt of students
who completed the program, and other important information, please visit this link.

San Francisco - Main Office
530 Bush, Suite 201
San Francisco - CA - 94108

San Jose Satellite Classroom
31 N. 2nd St.
San Jose - CA - 95113

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