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Undergraduate Certificates in Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services

48,726 Yearly Graduations
$21,600 Median Salary
$9,500 Median Debt
An undergraduate certificate in medical assisting is offered at 1,036 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 64% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.3% of medical assisting graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Medical Assisting Majors

In 2018-2019, 48,726 undergraduate certificates were awarded to medical assisting majors. This makes it the 3rd most popular undergraduate certificate program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in medical assisting at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Undergraduate Certificate 48,726
Associate’s Degree 28,714
Basic Certificate 20,455
Bachelor’s Degree 1,271
Master’s Degree 475

Earnings of Medical Assisting Majors With Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in medical assisting is $21,600. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $19,600 and the high is $23,800.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in medical assisting is $9,500. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $10,495 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $8,956.

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The median monthly payment of a medical assisting graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $99.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their undergraduate certificate in medical assisting. About 91.3% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 4,263
Women 44,463
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificates in Medical Assisting

The racial-ethnic distribution of medical assisting undergraduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1,633
Black or African American 9,976
Hispanic or Latino 17,300
White 15,171
International Students 142
Other Races/Ethnicities 4,504
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Medical Assisting Undergraduate Certificate Students

There are 1,036 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in medical assisting. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia

Visalia, California
1,193 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
82% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for medical assisting majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate. Each year, around 6,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,193 people received their undergraduate certificate in medical assisting from San Joaquin Valley College-Visalia. About 89% of this group were women, and 82% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Charter College

Vancouver, Washington
980 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Charter College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in medical assisting. Roughly 2,400 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 980 people received their undergraduate certificate in medical assisting from Charter College. About 91% of this group were women, and 54% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Carrington College, Sacramento

Sacramento, California
642 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
85% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Carrington College, Sacramento is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in medical assisting. Each year, around 3,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 642 undergraduate certificates were handed out to medical assisting majors at Carrington College, Sacramento. Of these students, 91% were women and 85% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Vista College

El Paso, Texas
605 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
72% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Vista College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in medical assisting. Roughly 3,400 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 605 people received their undergraduate certificate in medical assisting from Vista College. Of these students, 90% were women and 72% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Florida Technical College

Orlando, Florida
475 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
81% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for medical assisting majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Florida Technical College. Roughly 4,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 475 people received their undergraduate certificate in medical assisting from Florida Technical College. Of these students, 93% were women and 81% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

San Juan College

Farmington, New Mexico
459 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Juan College is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in medical assisting. Roughly 6,700 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 459 people received their undergraduate certificate in medical assisting from SJC. Of these students, 95% were women and 15% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

389 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for medical assisting majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Pima Medical Institute - Tucson. Roughly 1,900 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 389 people received their undergraduate certificate in medical assisting from PMI Tucson. About 88% of this group were women, and 73% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Pima Medical Institute - Chula Vista

Chula Vista, California
388 Yearly Graduations
84% Women
84% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pima Medical Institute - Chula Vista comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in medical assisting. Each year, around 800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 388 undergraduate certificates were handed out to medical assisting majors at PMI Chula Vista. Of these students, 84% were women and 84% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

Unitek College

Fremont, California
379 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Unitek College comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in medical assisting. Roughly 2,100 attend the school each year. The medical assisting program at Unitek College awarded 379 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 60% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 90% were women.

#10

Hunter Business School

Levittown, New York
366 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hunter Business School comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in medical assisting. Roughly 1,100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 366 undergraduate certificates were handed out to medical assisting majors at Hunter Business School. Of these students, 92% were women and 51% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Northwest Career College

Las Vegas, Nevada
363 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northwest Career College comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in medical assisting. Roughly 1,200 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 363 people received their undergraduate certificate in medical assisting from Northwest Career College. Around 80% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

#12

Pima Medical Institute - Renton

Renton, Washington
335 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pima Medical Institute - Renton is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in medical assisting. Each year, around 700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 335 people received their undergraduate certificate in medical assisting from PMI Renton. About 90% of this group were women, and 55% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Allen School - Brooklyn

Brooklyn, New York
330 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
95% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for medical assisting majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Allen School - Brooklyn. Roughly 100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 330 undergraduate certificates were handed out to medical assisting majors at Allen School - Brooklyn. Of these students, 92% were women and 95% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

329 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
79% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Carrington College, Phoenix North comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in medical assisting. Roughly 1,600 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 329 people received their undergraduate certificate in medical assisting from Carrington College, Phoenix. Of these students, 94% were women and 79% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Pima Medical Institute - Phoenix

Phoenix, Arizona
326 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pima Medical Institute - Phoenix is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in medical assisting. Each year, around 700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 326 people received their undergraduate certificate in medical assisting from PMI Phoenix. About 91% of this group were women, and 56% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Southern Technical College

Orlando, Florida
319 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
79% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern Technical College comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in medical assisting. Roughly 1,600 attend the school each year. The medical assisting program at Southern Technical College awarded 319 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 90% of this group were women, and 79% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Pima Medical Institute - Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, Colorado
315 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
46% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pima Medical Institute - Colorado Springs comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in medical assisting. Each year, around 500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 315 undergraduate certificates were handed out to medical assisting majors at PMI Colorado Springs. Around 46% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 91% were women.

#18

Kaplan University-Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana
312 Yearly Graduations
98% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Kaplan University-Indianapolis is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in medical assisting. Each year, around 38,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,920 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,791 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 312 people received their undergraduate certificate in medical assisting from Kaplan University-Indianapolis. About 98% of this group were women, and 35% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

PCI Health Training Center

Dallas, Texas
311 Yearly Graduations
93% Women
95% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

PCI Health Training Center comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in medical assisting. Each year, around 400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The medical assisting program at PCI Health Training Center awarded 311 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 93% were women and 95% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

American Career College - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
303 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
96% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American Career College - Los Angeles is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in medical assisting. Roughly 1,500 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 303 people received their undergraduate certificate in medical assisting from American Career College - Los Angeles. About 89% of this group were women, and 96% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to medical assisting that offer undergraduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Nursing & Nursing Assistants 44,340
Health/Medical Admin Services 16,916
Allied Health Professions 13,537
Dental Support Services 10,602
Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 4,144

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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