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Undergraduate Certificate in Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services

48,726 Yearly Graduations
$21,600 Median Salary
$9,500 Median Debt
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 earned their undergraduate certificate in medical assisting. 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 Certificate

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.


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.


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 Certificate 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

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

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


*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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