Medical Assistant Training at Bay Area Medical Academy

Get the Skills to Become a Certified Medical Assistant Students of the medical assistant program in class

Now is a great time to consider medical assistant training. The profession is growing much faster than average, with over 100,000 openings expected to occur every year for the next decade. If you’re ready to join a high-growth, fast-paced and rewarding profession, Bay Area Medical Academy offers the best medical assistant training in California.

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What You Need to Know About Medical Assistant Training

Medical assistants are the cornerstone of a good healthcare team. They’re the link between the patient and the physician, helping them understand their treatment options and instructions. Medical assistants also provide critical support, taking on many of the clinical and administrative duties in an office. Of course, to get to that point, they need training. At Bay Area Medical Academy, we are committed to providing the most comprehensive, career-oriented medical assistant training in California.

BAMA’s 3-in-1 Medical Assisting With Phlebotomy Program

Our 3-in-1 Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy Program is designed to give the skills and confidence our students need to succeed on any healthcare team.

Certifications

BAMA students receive three certifications as part of our program:

  • National Certified Medical Assistant
  • Certified EKG Technician, CET
  • California Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT-1) / National Certified Phlebotomy Technician (through the National Center for Competency Testing for Phlebotomy, mandatory for California State CPT-1 Licensing)

This 3-in-1 curriculum gives our students a competitive edge in the workforce, by supplying them with three in-demand skill sets.

Program Length

Our 9-month, 900-hour hybrid program covers the following topic areas:

  • Administrative skills training
  • Clinical skills training
  • A 200-hour externship to put what you’ve learned to use

Our program splits your time between online lectures, structured assignments, and in-person labs so you can gain knowledge and skills across a variety of platforms.

Cost

Cost is always a concern when pursuing higher education. The current total cost of our program is $15,744.00. But students may qualify for free medical assistant training.

  • No cost medical training for East Bay and San Francisco
  • No cost medical assistant training for South Bay

Even if you don’t qualify for the free program, there’s the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Pell Grants, scholarships, and loans available to those who qualify.

Locations

Our medical assistant training program in California is available at both our campuses.

  • San Francisco
  • San Jose

Our Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy Program is currently taught in a hybrid format with daily online lectures, asynchronous assignments, and weekly in-person hands-on labs.

If you’d like to learn more about our medical assistant training in California, one of our admissions advisors will be happy to help.

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Do You Qualify for Admission?

To meet minimum admissions requirements, you must:

  • Have a high school or higher-level degree
  • Pass an English test with a score of 70% or higher
  • Interview with a medical assisting instructor
  • Provide 2 sealed official transcripts

Many BAMA students come to the school with foreign diplomas or college degrees. You can enroll at BAMA if your foreign high school diploma is evaluated for equivalency in the US. To officially enroll, you’ll need to meet with admissions staff and interview with the program director. To arrange an admissions appointment, please complete the form linked below. Once submitted, our admissions staff will contact you.

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Employers Hire BAMA Graduates

Our program is career focused, which is why our graduates go on to work at a wide range of highly respected medical facilities and offices.

What Employers Say About BAMA

UCSF Medical Center and the Bay Area Medical Academy (BAMA) share a passion for empowering healthcare professionals to be excellent providers of patient care services. Our common vision of patient-centered medicine has yielded a close collaboration between institutions on curriculum development, externship opportunities, and community outreach. UCSF recognizes BAMA certifications as highly competitive evidence of training in Medical Assisting and we have a great partnership with BAMA’s career services team. We look forward to interviewing BAMA graduates for job openings during our regular employer spotlights and regularly place several BAMA graduates in roles such as Medical or Hospital Assistant in departments such as Primary Care, Family Medicine, and Positive Care 360 practices.

– Saba Mirza, Recruiter, UCSF Medical Center, UCSF Medical Center (Recruiter)

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UCSF Medical Center and the Bay Area Medical Academy (BAMA) share a passion for empowering healthcare professionals to be excellent providers of patient care services. Our common vision of patient-centered medicine has yielded a close collaboration between institutions on curriculum development, externship opportunities, and community outreach. UCSF recognizes BAMA certifications as highly competitive evidence of training in Medical Assisting and we have a great partnership with BAMA’s career services team. We look forward to interviewing BAMA graduates for job openings during our regular employer spotlights and regularly place several BAMA graduates in roles such as Medical or Hospital Assistant in departments such as Primary Care, Family Medicine, and Positive Care 360 practices.

– Saba Mirza, Recruiter, UCSF Medical Center, UCSF Medical Center (Recruiter)

What Our Students Have to Say

Our Medical Assistant Curriculum

Our program is divided into 8 learning units called modules. No prior training or experience is needed. The first 7 modules are classroom modules and each stands alone as a unit of study. It is not dependent upon the completion of any previous or subsequent module. After you move through the first 7 learning units, you’ll complete a 200-hour clinical externship at a hospital or in a laboratory setting. This externship is a resume booster that provides you with first-hand experience, so you’ll graduate with confidence in your skills and abilities. A great testament to the quality of our program is the fact that many of our graduates get hired directly from their externship. Topics covered during the Medical Assisting with Phlebotomy Program include:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Pathology
  • Medical terminology
  • Laboratory techniques
  • Clinical and diagnostic procedures
  • Medication administration
  • Medical law and ethics
  • Computer software applications
  • Bookkeeping and accounting
  • Medical billing and insurance processing
    and more!

Practical instruction provides hands–on training in vital-signs testing, venipuncture, and patient preparation for exams and procedures which are all verified through a skills check-off system.

Ready to Learn More?

Our medical assistant training prepares you for a rewarding, exciting career in healthcare. Our hands-on approach to your education ensures you have the knowledge and confidence to be successful in this in-demand field.

If you’re interested in learning more about medical assistant training and exploring whether Bay Area Medical Academy is right for you, contact us to receive more information.

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