5 Reasons Why You Should Start A
Career in Medical Support

Are you detail-oriented and good with people? Then consider the following reasons to start a career in medical support:

  • The jobs are predicted to increase: According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, this career area is predicted to increase in jobs - mainly because the US population is aging.
  • You can often work from home: Medical coders and other support staff often work from home, allowing them to balance work and family.
  • You get to help people: Medical support staff are often the face of doctors and other physicians. You can address the needs of people right when they need them.
  • Many careers can be the start of a small business: Why work for someone else, when you can provide these services yourself and grow a business!
  • Medical support is portable: Every community has medical offices. Your career can go with you if you need to move.

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Military Spouse?

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5 Reasons Why You Should Start A
Career in Medical Support

Are you detail-oriented and good with people? Then consider the following reasons to start a career in medical support:

  • The jobs are predicted to increase: According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, this career area is predicted to increase in jobs - mainly because the US population is aging.
  • You can often work from home: Medical coders and other support staff often work from home, allowing them to balance work and family.
  • You get to help people: Medical support staff are often the face of doctors and other physicians. You can address the needs of people right when they need them.
  • Many careers can be the start of a small business: Why work for someone else, when you can provide these services yourself and grow a business!
  • Medical support is portable: Every community has medical offices. Your career can go with you if you need to move.

Course Catalog

Cannot find the course you are looking for?

Browse Catalog

Financial Assistance

Our Online Career Training Programs are competitively priced and offer you an exceptional value as you train for your new career.

Explore Financial Aid

Military Spouse?

We know balancing a family is challenging and we want to help you focus on your career too. Webster University is committed to empowering the spouses of those serving our country.

Check out MyCAA and whether you qualify for up to $4000 in tution assistance!

Get More Information

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)

Clinical medical assistants are skilled multi-taskers who help to maximize the productivity of the healthcare team. Medical assistants enable a healthcare facility to operate more efficiently, which increases revenue and provides a positive experience for patients. 

 In this course, you will learn medical terminology, medical law and ethics, HIPAA rules, scheduling systems, patient check-in and check-out, contents of a medical record, anatomy, pathophysiology, pharmacology, nutrition, phlebotomy theory, injections, and routine treatment and laboratory duties.

12 months / 540 Course Hours

Includes Certificate of Completion from Webster University

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)

Self-Paced - Instructor Led

Study on your own schedule
Includes CCMA Exam Voucher

You will also learn medical terms an their application. You'll start by learning the origins of medical words and how to recognize prefixes and suffixes used in medical terminology. Then you'll learn about the body as a whole and how to differentiate cells, tissues, organs, systems, and cavities. Next, you'll learn to define and describe the function of each system of the human body. This knowledge will help you take the next step in your medical career or education.

You will be also able to take the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national certification exam offered by National Healthcareer Association (NHA). This course includes a voucher which covers the fee of the exam. Upon completion of the course, you will also have the opportunity to gain access to our Externship Starter Kit.

Job Outlook for Certified Clinical Medical Assistants 

The healthcare field offers one of the leading areas of opportunities for career growth today. Within healthcare, medical assistants are among the most in-demand professionals. NHA estimates that job openings for medical assistants are increasing by 9-15% each year. 

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics concurs with the NHA estimate. Its data indicates job opportunities for medical assistants will grow by 23% overall by 2028. This is four times the expected average growth for all jobs. 

Medical assistants earn $34,800 per year, or $16.73 per hour on average, according to BLS data.

What You Will Learn

  • You will learn the necessary skills to function as a vital member of the healthcare team in an ambulatory setting.
  • The course will emphasize ethical behavior, therapeutic communication, protecting the privacy of patient information, the importance of a first impression, maintaining a safe office environment, medical terminology, and clinical procedures.

How The Course is Taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 12 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 340 course hours

How You Will Benefit

  • Assistance from our Externship Coordinator and access to our Externship Starter Kit
  • Summarize the HIPAA Privacy Rule and HIPAA Security Rule
  • Demonstrate basic medical terminology knowledge
  • Discuss government and private insurances
  • Identify the functions of the major body systems
  • Demonstrate how to write a chief complaint and obtain a patient history
  • Discuss the importance of medical and surgical asepsis
  • Explain the information contained in different types of medical records.
  • Identify the three methods used to perform venipuncture

More Course Information

  • Nancy Smith 

    Nancy Smith has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Her clinical experience includes working as a medical assistant for a network of rural health clinics, and as a medical coder, insurance claims specialist, and medical records auditor. She worked as a medical office manager for ten years, where she recruited and trained all medical assistants. Nancy holds a bachelor's degree in vocational education and has developed and taught medical assistant programs.

  • Medical Terminology

    • INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
    • THE MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM
    • THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
    • THE LYMPHATIC AND IMMUNE SYSTEMS
    • THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
    • THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
    • THE URINARY SYSTEM
    • THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
    • THE SPECIAL SENSES THE EYES AND EARS
    • THE INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM
    • THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM
    • THE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM
    • DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES, NUCLEAR MEDICINE, PHARMACOLOGY

    Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

    • BECOMING A MEDICAL ASSISTANT
    • MANAGING STRESS AND IMPROVING COMMUNICATION
    • LAW, ETHICS AND HEALTHCARE
    • IMPROVING YOUR MEDICAL OFFICE
    • COMPUTERS IN THE AMBULATORY CARE SETTING
    • TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND PATIENT SCHEDULING
    • ENHANCING THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE
    • MANAGING MEDICAL RECORDS
    • WRITTEN COMMUNICATION
    • WORKING WITH MEDICAL DOCUMENTS
    • MEDICAL BILLING AND OVERVIEW CODING: AN OVERVIEW
    • DAILY FINANCIAL PRACTICES
    • THE ADMINISTRATIVE MEDICAL ASSISTANT AS OFFICE MANAGER
    • MAJOR BODY SYSTEMS
    • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
    • PHARMACOLOGY
    • NUTRITION AND SPECIAL DIETS
    • THE CHIEF COMPLAINT AND PATIENT HISTORY
    • RECORDING VITAL SIGNS
    • THE PHYSICAL EXAMINATION
    • SPECIALTY EXAMS AND PROCEDURES
    • MEDICAL ASEPSIS AND INFECTION CONTROL
    • SURGICAL ASEPSIS AND STERILIZATION TECHNIQUES
    • SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS
    • INTRODUCTION TO THE MEDICAL LABORATORY
    • ASSISTING WITH MINOR OFFICE SURGERIES
    • BASIC MICROBIOLOGY
    • INTRODUCTION TO PHLEBOTOMY
    • BASIC HEMATOLOGY
    • ELECTROCARDIOGRAM
    • ADMINISTERING NONINJECTABLE MEDICATIONS
    • BASIC GUIDELINES FOR ADMINISTRATION OF INJECTIONS
    • DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING
    • REHABILITATION AND TREATMENT MODALITIES
    • FIRST AID TECHNIQUES
    • EMERGENCIES IN THE MEDICAL OFFICE
  • There are no prerequisites to take this course.

  • Hardware Requirements

    • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac. 
    Software Requirements 

    •  PC: Windows XP or later. 
    • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later. 
    • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible. 
    • Microsoft Word (not included in enrollment). 
    • Windows Media Player or a similar program. 
    • Adobe Flash Player. 
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader. 
    • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins. 


    Other: Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

  • The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment: 

    • Medical Terminology for Health Professions 
    • Administrative Medical Assisting, Lindh, Tamparo, Dahl, Morris, Correa 
    • Clinical Medical Assisting, Lindh, Tamparo, Dahl, Morris, Correa

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Success in the healthcare field requires a solid comprehension of medical terminology. This online course will teach you the language used to describe the human body.

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CBCS Medical Billing and Coding (Voucher Included)
CBCS Medical Billing and Coding (Voucher Included)

CBCS Medical Billing and Coding is an ideal medical coding training course for students new to a medical career. This nationally recognized course combines the Medical Billing and Coding course with 60 hours of Medical Terminology training to give you a competitive edge in the healthcare field.

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Certified Medical Transcriptionist (Voucher Included)
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Learn how to properly transcribe and edit the medical notes of healthcare providers to document patient care.

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Prepare for the AAPC CICT certification exam and learn the principles of medical coding related to ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS. Prepaid exam voucher included.

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Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)

The 100% online course will prepare you to work as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA), designated by the National Healthcare Career Association (NHA).

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