Medical Assistant Certificate Program
Enter allied healthcare as a medical assistant.
On Campus | Hybrid*
*Hybrid education options not available at all campuses
While the specific duties of a medical assistant may vary depending on practice and state laws, their main function is to act as a liaison between doctors and patients and ensure quality care for patients.
This Program Now Offers a Hybrid Learning Option
Students interested in this program who are looking for additional flexibility for their schedules might find blended learning is the best fit.
As a Hybrid student, you will still benefit from the same support students enrolled in our on campus programs receive, including mental health resources, student services, career services, resume writing and more.
Interested in learning more about Pima Medical’s hybrid education and schedule? Our admissions teams are ready to discuss the schedule, expectations and interactive instruction provided during the program.
Careers in Medical Assisting
When you’re a Pima Medical Institute student, you get access to our Career Services team—here for you when you need extra help with finding the right job opportunities, building a resume, strengthening your interview skills or just looking for general guidance.
At Pima Medical Institute, most programs allow students to work in their field through clinical externships—a chance to be mentored by full-time professionals and interface with real patients.
In addition to real-world experience, clinical externships offer students resume-worthy opportunities, letters of recommendation from supervisors, and sometimes job placement directly after graduation.
Learn more about the courses in this program.
Career Prep Sequence
Professional Sequence I
Professional Sequence II
Professional Sequence III
Professional Sequence IV
Success Is Within Reach
We are truly invested in making sure our students succeed.
“Once I arrived, everyone was warm and welcoming and I felt better. I attended the evening Medical Assistant program, so after class I went directly to work, worked all night, then came home, got my older three kids off to school and came home and cared for my two younger children and studied. It was rough and I really struggled academically at times, but when you have wonderful teachers and classmates it makes it easier. I remember one day when I was at my breaking point and wanted to quit, one of my instructors took the time to talk with me and help me see that I could finish. I’m so grateful for that. I did it and my kids are so proud of me!”
Ashley Williams, Medical Assistant Graduate
Pima Medical Blog
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Cindy Vasquez Orellana felt drawn to the medical field, so she could help patients like her mother, who need an interpreter when at their medical
When you become a medical assistant, chances are you are going to work under the supervision of a physician or nurse. It’s important to establish