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2021 Most Popular Online Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Schools

105 Colleges
$26,454 Avg Salary
$15,514 Avg Student Debt

In 2018-2019, 99,641 allied health and medical assisting services students received their degrees and certificates, making the major the #9 most popular in the country.

With all the programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Course Advisor has created the Most Popular Online Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 105 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular online programs for students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

Check out the online medical assisting programs at these schools if you want to attend one of the most popular in the United States.

#1

San Juan College

Farmington, NM

Our analysis found San Juan College to be the most popular school for allied health and medical assisting services students who want to pursue an online degree in the United States. SJC is a medium-sized public school located in the small city of Farmington.

While working on their degree, medical assisting majors at SJC accumulate an average of around $11,000 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $114, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#2

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, FL

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale is a great place for allied health and medical assisting services students pursuing an online degree. Located in the city of Fort Lauderdale, Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

The average amount in student loans that medical assisting majors at Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale take out is $23,063. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $239, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#3

Cedar Valley College

Lancaster, TX

The excellent online programs at Cedar Valley College helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best allied health and medical assisting services schools in the United States. Cedar Valley College is a medium-sized public school located in the rural area of Lancaster.

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#4

Kaplan University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

A rank of #4 on this year’s list means Kaplan University-Indianapolis is a great place for allied health and medical assisting services students pursuing an online degree. Kaplan University-Indianapolis is a fairly large public school located in the city of Indianapolis.

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Out of the 105 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Ohio State University - Main Campus landed the # 5 spot on the list. Located in the large city of Columbus, Ohio State is a public school with a very large student population.

On average, medical assisting graduates from Ohio State take out $21,625 in student loans while working on their degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $224, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#6

Independence University

Salt Lake City, UT

With a ranking of #6, Independence University did quite well on this year’s best schools for allied health and medical assisting services students. Branch of Stevens-Henager College is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Salt Lake City.

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Rasmussen College - Florida landed the #7 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best allied health and medical assisting services programs. Rasmussen College - Florida is a medium-sized private for-profit school located in the small city of Ocala.

The average amount in student loans that medical assisting majors at Rasmussen College - Florida take out is $14,922. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $155.

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Rasmussen College - Minnesota landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best allied health and medical assisting services programs. Rasmussen College - Minnesota is a small private for-profit school located in the small city of St. Cloud.

After completing their degree, medical assisting graduates from Rasmussen College - Minnesota carry an average student debtload of $14,922. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $155.

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The College of Health Care Professions - Northwest came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Schools ranking. Located in the large city of Houston, CHCP - Northwest is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

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#10

Ross College-Sylvania

Sylvania, OH

Ross College-Sylvania ranked #10 on this year’s Most Popular Online Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Schools list. Located in the suburb of Sylvania, Ross College-Sylvania is a private for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

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San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia landed the #11 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best allied health and medical assisting services programs. San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia is a moderately-sized private for-profit school located in the rural area of Visalia.

After completing their degree, medical assisting graduates from San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia carry an average student debtload of $14,750. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $154.

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Rasmussen College - Illinois ranked #12 on this year’s Most Popular Online Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Schools list. Located in the midsize city of Rockford, Rasmussen College - Illinois is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

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#13

St Catherine University

Saint Paul, MN

St Catherine University landed the #13 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best allied health and medical assisting services programs. Located in the large city of Saint Paul, St. Kate's is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

After completing their degree, medical assisting graduates from St. Kate's carry an average student debtload of $21,000. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $218.

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Ultimate Medical Academy - Clearwater came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Schools ranking. UMA Clearwater is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Clearwater.

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With a ranking of #15, Platt College - Los Angeles did quite well on this year’s best schools for allied health and medical assisting services students. Platt College - Los Angeles is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the large suburb of Alhambra.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services students that almost earned our Most Popular Online Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Schools award.

Rank College Location
16 Martinsburg College Martinsburg, WV
17 St Petersburg College Clearwater, FL
18 Medaille College Buffalo, NY
19 Herzing University - Madison Madison, WI
20 Miller-Motte College Conway Conway, SC
20 Bluegrass Community and Technical College Lexington, KY

View the Most Popular Online Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Schools for a specific region near you.

Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services is one of 34 different types of programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Nursing 305,309
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 93,192
Allied Health Professions 86,697
Health & Medical Administrative Services 82,868
Public Health 36,569

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

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