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Medical Assistant

Make a positive impact on patient’s lives and play a key role in the operations of a medical office. Get cross trained in this flexible program where you learn online before coming to campus for hands-on training.

Campus Location

Miami, Miramar + Online

Time to Complete

9 Months

Career Outlook

5x Growth*

Class Instruction

Bilingual, English

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Are you ready to transform your passion for healthcare into a thriving career? Our blend of online classes and safe on-campus practices helps you develop the skills and confidence you need to be successful in your career.

FVI isn’t only about teaching—we empower. This program is your gateway to the healthcare industry, where you’ll flourish within a supportive medical team. The skills you acquire in our medical assistant program are the foundation for a rewarding future.

Quick Fact 1

Day and evening classes. Bilingual instruction. Online live instruction with on campus hands-on lab practice.

Quick Fact 2

Personalized support: technical assistance, tutoring, job placement assistance for graduates.

Quick Fact 3

Financial aid and scholarships available to those who qualify.

We Prepare You for Top Careers

Here are a few settings where you’ll be able to work as a medical assistant once you graduate.

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Doctors’ Offices

Work in a wide range of private practice environments.
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Outpatient and Specialty Clinics

Perform a variety of clinical and administrative tasks to support healthcare providers.
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Urgent Care

Play a role in in delivering timely and effective patient care.
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Work within any number of departments, units, or specialties.

Thrive in Today’s Job Market

From expert instruction to job placement guidance, FVI’s Medical Assistant program offers all you need to excel in the job market. That includes dedicated training to pursue licensure right away, which is a powerful advantage in this field and can help you stand out for more competitive opportunities.


A Program Designed Around You

Experience our student-first approach. At FVI, you’ll receive the tutoring, peer mentorship, and job placement assistance needed to become a medical assistant. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Achieve your career goals with FVI.

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Take the Career Readiness Quiz

Medical Assistant

Identify goals, personal strengths and important facts about your potential career path so you can make an informed decision about your future. The readiness quiz takes just a few minutes

What to Expect in this Program

Learn more about what you’ll experience in FVI’s Medical Assistant program.

When you graduate, you’ll be prepared with essential skills and hands-on experience for entry-level roles in medical offices, clinics, and diverse healthcare practices. Our Medical Assistant program will prepare you to:

  • Prepare patients for exams and minor surgeries
  • Perform specialized medical tests like urinalysis, phlebotomy, EKG, and limited X-rays
  • Efficiently manage crucial aspects of medical offices
  • Work in Medical Billing and Coding
  • Schedule patient appointments
  • Interview patients and record their medical history
  • Assist doctor’s with patient examinations
  • Administer injections or medications as allowed by state law

Certifications are issued through NAHP (National Association of Health Professionals). At the end of the program students are eligible to apply for the following Registration/Certification Exams.

  • NRCMA (National Registered Certified Medical Assistant – ($75 Cost not included)
  • NRCEKG (National Registered Certified EKG technician) – ($75 Cost not included)
  • NRCPT (National Registered Certified Phlebotomy Technician – ($75 Cost not included)

MA Graduates are also eligible to apply for the National Registered Certified Coding Specialist Certification – NRCCS (Cost not included)

*A passing score in individual certification exams must be obtained to be awarded the Certification/Registration

During your Medical Assistant coursework at our Miami or Miramar campus, you’ll have an opportunity to take part in an exciting externship in a practical environment and setting.

This hands-on opportunity lasts 6 weeks and puts your acquired medical assistant skills to action in healthcare settings. You can engage in either the front office, back office, or both, adapting to your learning preferences.

Throughout this phase, you’ll interact with real patients, applying the insights gained from your medical assistant courses in Miami or Miramar. As you embark on your career, treat this experience as a genuine job to showcase your skills and earn a high grade from your supervisor.

Accreditations and Partnerships

FVI is licensed, and accredited, and has strong relationships with many quality institutions.

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The Skills Students Need

Our Medical Assistant program and campus facilities are specifically designed to provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge to enter the workforce quickly and confidently.

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Patient Prep

Prepare patients for physical examinations and minor surgeries.

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Biological Sample Collection

Collect specimens from patients for diagnostic testing to help healthcare providers diagnose and treat medical conditions.

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Perform Specialized Medical Tests

Perform tests such as urinalysis, phlebotomy, EKG, and limited X-Rays.

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Data Management

Process and record pharmacological data.

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Medical Office Management

Manage reception, book appointments, and records management.

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Medical Coding and Billing

Enter patient information and treatment details to ensure timely insurance claims processing.

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Graduating is very exciting. This was a huge goal for me. I plan on continuing to study at FVI.

Maria Lopez, Medical Assistant


Hear What our Students are Saying

Don’t take our word for it – Hear from actual students on why they chose FVI to start their career as a medical assistant.

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Maria Lopez, Medical Assistant
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Marcos Bandera Soto, Medical Assistant
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Diana Loaiza, Medical Assistant

All nursing programs offered at FVI are approved by the Florida Board of Nursing Professional Nursing NCLEX Code Miramar US70415200 Professional Nursing NCLEX Code Miami US70418900 FVI School of Nursing and Technology (FVI) is licensed by the State of Florida, Commission for Independent Education (CIE) Miami (main) campus License Number: 3441/ Miramar campus License Number: 6010 The Associate of Science programs at FVI School of Nursing and Technology, Miramar, Florida and Miami, Florida are accredited by the Accredited Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). FVI School of Nursing and Technology is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE) ID# 312400 since November 03, 2010

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