Medical Assistant Schools in Nevada
(found 10 schools)


Nevada 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: Nevada Hospital Association



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

When you first think of Nevada, you may think of the desert landscapes and the gaming industry. While the state of roughly 2.6 million people does boast these quintessential features, the characteristic of Nevada that may convince you to pursue a medical assistant career here is the state’s quickly growing health care industry. Cities such as Las Vegas and Carson City are great for both work and play, with the former providing the famous Nevada nightlife and the latter offering a more laid back, down-to-earth scene thanks to plenty of museums and wildlife attractions.

Medical Assistant Education in Nevada

Nevada’s Professional Student Exchange Program and Nevada’s Health Care Access Program are designed for those looking to get into the state’s health industry, which is suffering for lack of qualified workers. Other financial aid programs specific to Nevada include the Nevada State Access Grant and the Nevada Grant-In-Aid.

Medical Assisting Careers in Nevada

The medical assistant field is expected to be one of the fastest-growing occupations in the nation from 2008 to 2018, meaning that job prospects should be excellent across the country. Upon graduating from an accredited post-secondary program in Nevada, you may want to consider becoming certified by the American Association of Medical Assistants as a certified medical assistant. Though there is a shortage of jobs in the health care sector in Nevada, this certification will help you find employment that matches your needs and will allow you to ask for a higher salary. As a medical assistant in Nevada, you can expect to make approximately $32,250 a year, according to 2010 data collected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Here are the Medical Assistant schools...

Academy of Healing Arts
Campus Locations in: Las Vegas, NV
Matching Programs: Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Assistant
Program Types Offered: Diploma
Career College of Northern Nevada
Campus Locations in: Reno, NV
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant
Program Types Offered: Associate Degree, Diploma
College of Southern Nevada
Campus Locations in: Las Vegas, NV
Matching Programs: Medical Assisting - Certificate
Program Types Offered: Certificate
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
Northwest Health Careers
Campus Locations in: Las Vegas, NV
Matching Programs: Medical Assisting
Program Types Offered: Diploma
Pima Medical Institute
Campus Locations in: Las Vegas, NV
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant - Certificate
Program Types Offered: Certificate
Programmatic Accreditation: ABHES
University of Nevada-Las Vegas Continuing Education
Campus Locations in: Las Vegas, NV
Matching Programs: Medical Assisting
Program Types Offered: Certificate

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