Medical Assistant Schools in California
(found 52 schools)


California Medical Assistant Society: no AAMA affiliated society/chapter (Medical Assistants in this state belong to the AAMA at the national level instead)
State Hospital Association: California Hospital Association



Listed below are all of the schools offering Medical Assistant programs in California. As a rule, you should contact at least 3-5 schools during the course of your research, and ideally more. There are important differences between the programs in terms of cost, admissions requirements, and other characteristics, and, as with many things in life, the way to find the best Medical Assistant program for your needs is to spend some time shopping around.

Overview

Most of the 49ers that came to California in hopes of striking it rich in the gold fields found no gold, but they did find a land rich in natural resources. Many stayed to make their fortunes in business and farming. Today, with Silicon Valley in the north and Hollywood in the south, California is still the land of opportunity, drawing people from all over the world who dare to chase their dreams of wealth and fame. If that’s you, you might need a day job while you wait for your screenplay to be picked up, and medical assisting would be a good choice. California provides many training programs, has lots of job openings, and pays very well.

Medical Assistant Education in California

With around 30 schools to choose from, many of which are accredited, you’ll find plenty of opportunity to fulfill your dream of becoming a medical assistant in California. Scholarships are plentiful too with national medical assisting groups offering awards as well as private funds offering money to students who meet specific eligibility requirements.

Medical Assisting Careers in California

California pays its medical assistants just over $15 per hour, according to 2010 data collected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Taking into account that it also offers over 1,000 job openings a year, California is a good bet for medical assistants.

Here are the Medical Assistant schools...

American Career College
Campus Locations in: Anaheim, CA / Los Angeles, CA / Ontario, CA
Matching Programs: Medical Assisting - Diploma
Program Types Offered: Diploma
Programmatic Accreditation: ABHES
Anthem College
Campus Locations in: Sacramento, CA
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Technician - Diploma, Medical Assisting - Diploma
Program Types Offered: Diploma
Programmatic Accreditation: ABHES
Blake Austin College
Campus Locations in: Vacaville, CA
Matching Programs: Clinical Medical Assistant
Program Types Offered: Certificate
Cabrillo College
Campus Locations in: Aptos, CA
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Program
Program Types Offered: Certificate
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
California Career Institute, Garden Grove
Campus Locations in: Garden Grove, CA
Matching Programs: Medical Assisting
Program Types Offered: Diploma
Cambridge Junior College
Campus Locations in: Woodland, CA / Yuba City, CA
Matching Programs: Medical Assisting
Program Types Offered: Diploma
Career Care Institute
Campus Locations in: Lancaster, CA / Ventura, CA
Matching Programs: Medical Assisting - Certificate
Program Types Offered: Certificate
Programmatic Accreditation: ABHES
Career Networks Institute
Campus Locations in: Orange, CA
Matching Programs: Medical Assisting - Diploma
Program Types Offered: Diploma
Programmatic Accreditation: ABHES
Carrington College
Campus Locations in: Antioch, CA / Citrus Heights, CA / Emeryville, CA / Pleasant Hill, CA / Sacramento, CA / San Jose, CA / San Leandro, CA / Stockton, CA
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Program, Medical Assisting - Associate Degree, Medical Assisting - Certificate, Medical Assisting - Diploma
Program Types Offered: Associate Degree, Certificate, Diploma
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
Casa Loma College
Campus Locations in: Anaheim, CA / Hawthorne, CA / Van Nuys, CA
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant - Certificate, Medical Assisting - Certificate
Program Types Offered: Certificate
Programmatic Accreditation: ABHES
Central Coast College
Campus Locations in: Salinas, CA
Matching Programs: Medical Administrative Assistant
Program Types Offered: Diploma
Chabot College
Campus Locations in: Hayward, CA
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Program
Program Types Offered: Certificate
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
Charter College
Campus Locations in: Canyon Country, CA / Lancaster, CA / Long Beach, CA
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant
Program Types Offered: Certificate
City College of San Francisco
Campus Locations in: San Francisco, CA
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Program
Program Types Offered: Certificate
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
Cosumnes River College
Campus Locations in: Sacramento, CA
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Program
Program Types Offered: Certificate
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
East San Gabriel Valley ROP and Technical Center
Campus Locations in: West Covina, CA
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Program
Program Types Offered: Certificate
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
East Valley College
Campus Locations in: Glendora, CA
Matching Programs: Medical Assisting
Program Types Offered: Certificate
Empire College
Campus Locations in: Larkfield, CA
Matching Programs: Medical Assisting Billing and Coding
Program Types Offered: Associate Degree
Fast Response
Campus Locations in: Berkeley, CA
Matching Programs: Medical Assisting
Program Types Offered: Certificate
Four-D College
Campus Locations in: Colton, CA
Matching Programs: Medical Assisting - Diploma
Program Types Offered: Diploma
Programmatic Accreditation: ABHES
Four-D College, Victorville
Campus Locations in: Victorville, CA
Matching Programs: Medical Assisting - Diploma
Program Types Offered: Diploma
Programmatic Accreditation: ABHES
Homestead Schools, Inc.
Campus Locations in: Torrance, CA
Matching Programs: Medical Assisting - Diploma
Program Types Offered: Diploma
Programmatic Accreditation: ABHES
Institute for Business & Technology
Campus Locations in: Santa Clara, CA
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant
Program Types Offered: Diploma
Institute of Technology
Campus Locations in: Fresno, CA / Modesto, CA
Matching Programs: Medical Office Administration, Professional Medical Assistant
Program Types Offered: Certificate
Intercoast Colleges
Campus Locations in: West Covina, CA
Matching Programs: Medical Assisting
Program Types Offered: Diploma
Modesto Junior College
Campus Locations in: Modesto, CA
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Program
Program Types Offered: Certificate
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
National Career Education (NCE)
Campus Locations in: Citrus Heights, CA
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant
Program Types Offered: Diploma
Newbridge College
Campus Locations in: Long Beach, CA / Santa Ana, CA
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant
Program Types Offered: Diploma
North-West College
Campus Locations in: Pasadena, CA
Matching Programs: Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Assistant
Program Types Offered: Certificate
Orange Coast College
Campus Locations in: Costa Mesa, CA
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Program
Program Types Offered: Certificate
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
Pasadena City College
Campus Locations in: Pasadena, CA
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Program
Program Types Offered: Certificate
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
Preferred College of Nursing
Campus Locations in: Van Nuys, CA
Matching Programs: Medical Assisting - Certificate
Program Types Offered: Certificate
Programmatic Accreditation: ABHES
Santa Barbara Business College
Campus Locations in: Bakersfield, CA / Palm Desert, CA / Santa Barbara, CA / Santa Maria, CA / Ventura, CA
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant
Program Types Offered: Associate Degree
Southern California Regional Occupational Center
Campus Locations in: Torrance, CA
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Program
Program Types Offered: Certificate
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
U.S. Colleges (USCMED)
Campus Locations in: Montclair, CA / Riverside, CA / San Diego, CA / San Marcos, CA / Santa Ana, CA
Matching Programs: Administrative & Clinical Medical Assistant
Program Types Offered: Certificate
Valley Career College
Campus Locations in: El Cajon, CA
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant
Program Types Offered: Certificate
Valley College of Medical Careers
Campus Locations in: Mountain View, CA
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant - Diploma
Program Types Offered: Diploma
Programmatic Accreditation: ABHES
Westwood College
Campus Locations in: Anaheim, CA / Los Angeles (Inland Empire), CA / Los Angeles (South Bay), CA / Los Angeles, CA
Matching Programs: Medical Assisting - Associate Degree, Medical Assisting - Diploma
Program Types Offered: Associate Degree, Diploma
WyoTech
Campus Locations in: Long Beach, CA
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant
Program Types Offered: Diploma
Programmatic Accreditation: ABHES

Salary numbers provided are from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.