A one-year medical assisting program to receive a diploma through a vocational school or online college can cost between $1,200-$4,200 depending on which US state and particular program you choose.
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The same program at a local community college may cost $2,500-$10,000. The actual cost depends on on whether or not you are a resident of the that state. In state, an associate’s degree through a community college can run between $600-$5,400 per year. Compared to $2,700-$5,400 a year for out of state students.
Additional Certificate or Degree Program Costs
There are few additional costs involved with medical assisting programs aside from school supplies and classroom materials. However, one extra cost is the certification exam given by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) and that costs either $125 or $250 depending on if you are a recent graduate or and/or a member of the AAMA.
“The CMA (AAMA) exam consists of 200 multiple-choice questions administered in four 40-minute segments. It is an intense exam that requires a thorough, broad and current understanding of healthcare delivery gained at an accredited online school.”