Medical Assistant Schools in Illinois
(found 23 schools)


Illinois Medical Assistant Society: Illinois Society of Medical Assistants
State Hospital Association: Illinois Hospital Association



Listed below are all of the schools offering Medical Assistant programs in Illinois. 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

Illinois is home to the nation’s third largest city, Chicago. The Windy City is home to over 9 million people. In 2003, the city was also voted fifth most fun city to live in based on the number of sports teams, toy stores, restaurants, and other factors. Even if big city living isn’t for you, Illinois is a good choice for medical assistants. With over 1,500 medical assistants working in the state and demand projected to grow, jobs are plentiful.

Medical Assistant Education in Illinois

Illinois has nearly 20 schools with medical assisting programs. Most of them are accredited. Students interested in finding scholarships can check with the Illinois Society of Medial Assistants, which can help find applications for nationally available awards.

Medical Assisting Careers in Illinois

At almost $17 an hour according to 2010 data collected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical assistants earn more than their counterparts in surrounding states. The many chapters of the Illinois Society of Medical Assistants also provides mentoring and a job bank for members.

Here are the Medical Assistant schools...

Brown Mackie College
Campus Locations in: Moline, IL
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant
Program Types Offered: Diploma
College of DuPage
Campus Locations in: Glen Ellyn, IL
Matching Programs: Medical Assisting - Certificate
Program Types Offered: Certificate
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
College of Lake County
Campus Locations in: Grayslake, IL
Matching Programs: Medical Assisting - Certificate
Program Types Offered: Certificate
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
Fox College
Campus Locations in: Oak Lawn, IL
Matching Programs: Medical Assisting
Program Types Offered: Associate Degree, Diploma
Programmatic Accreditation: ABHES
Harper College
Campus Locations in: Palatine, IL
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Program
Program Types Offered: Certificate
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
Kaplan University
Campus Locations in: Chicago, IL
Matching Programs: Medical Assisting - Associate Degree
Program Types Offered: Associate Degree
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
Midstate College
Campus Locations in: Peoria, IL
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Program
Program Types Offered: Associate Degree
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
Midwest Technical Institute
Campus Locations in: Springfield, IL
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Program
Program Types Offered: Diploma
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
Moraine Valley Community College
Campus Locations in: Palos Hills, IL
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Program
Program Types Offered: Certificate
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
National Latino Education Institute
Campus Locations in: Chicago, IL
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Program
Program Types Offered: Certificate
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
Northwestern College
Campus Locations in: Chicago, IL
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Program
Program Types Offered: Associate Degree
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
Rasmussen College
Campus Locations in: Aurora, IL / Mokena/Tinley Park, IL / Rockford, IL
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Associates Degree, Medical Assisting Associate, Medical Assisting Associates Degree
Program Types Offered: Associate Degree
Robert Morris University
Campus Locations in: Chicago, IL / Springfield, IL
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Program
Program Types Offered: Diploma
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
Rockford Career College
Campus Locations in: Rockford, IL
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Program
Program Types Offered: Associate Degree
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
Sanford-Brown College
Campus Locations in: Collinsville, IL / Hillside, IL / Skokie, IL / Tinley Park, IL
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant, Medical Assistant (Day) Certificate, Medical Assistant (Evening) Certificate, Medical Assistant Certificate, Medical Assistant Diploma, Medical Assisting
Program Types Offered: Certificate, Diploma
Programmatic Accreditation: ABHES
South Suburban College
Campus Locations in: South Holland, IL
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Program
Program Types Offered: Certificate
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
Southwestern Illinois College
Campus Locations in: Belleville, IL
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Program
Program Types Offered: Associate Degree
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
Waubonsee Community College
Campus Locations in: Sugar Grove, IL
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Program
Program Types Offered: Certificate
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
Westwood College
Campus Locations in: Chicago (DuPage), IL / Chicago (Loop), IL / Chicago (O’Hare), IL / River Oaks, IL
Matching Programs: Diploma - Medical Assisting, Medical Assisting - Diploma
Program Types Offered: Diploma
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP

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