Medical Assistant Schools in Wisconsin
(found 26 schools)

Wisconsin Medical Assistant Society: Wisconsin Society of Medical Assistants
State Hospital Association: Wisconsin Health and Hospital Association

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

The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) defines its members as specially-trained technicians who work alongside physicians, mainly in outpatient or ambulatory care facilities, keeping medical offices running smoothly by performing necessary administrative and clinical tasks under the direction of medical professionals.

Medical assistants help both patients and their healthcare providers enjoy safe, effective, and efficient office visits. To help physicians and nurses in diagnosing and treating patients for illnesses and injuries and in following up with their convalescent care, medical assistants need special knowledge, skills, and abilities they learn from study at post-secondary schools that award medical assistant certificates or diplomas and associate degrees.

If you are ready to explore your options for entering a medical assistant program in Wisconsin, contact the schools you see below to obtain program details.

Medical Assistant Education in Wisconsin

An academic program for a certificate or diploma in medical assisting usually takes about a year to complete. An associate’s degrees requires two years of formal study. Both programs can include courses in anatomy and physiology, medical transcription, insurance transactions, medical terminology, and first aid. Some programs include internships in physician offices or other health care facilities for practical training.

Two agencies, the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), publish policies and procedures to establish and maintain medical assistant academic standards.

An associate’s degree costs more in time and tuition than does a certificate or diploma, but it may also be the more valuable credential as it transfers to four-year institutions and the preferable qualification for high-paying, desirable positions.

Medical Assistants (MA’s) with certificates/diplomas update patient records, code insurance forms, schedule appointments, arrange patient hospital admissions and laboratory services, collect specimens, and take vital signs. Associate’s prepared MA’s do the same but also may refill prescriptions, draw blood, extract sutures, and administer medications under physician supervision. In some states, after passing qualifying exams, medical assistants with associate degrees also give injections or take x-rays.

The Wisconsin Health Professionals Loan Assistance Program operated by the State Office of Rural Health may provide financial aid in loan forgiveness or repayment plans to help with tuition costs. Maximum medical assistant awards are $25,000 for a service obligation of three years in a federally-designated health professional shortage area.

Medical Assisting Careers in Wisconsin

The United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports the mean annual income of Wisconsin medical assistants as $31,620, somewhat higher than the $30,780 national average. According to the BLS, among USA non-metropolitan areas West Central Wisconsin has the highest employment and concentration of medical assistant jobs. Job opportunities are also good in the Madison and Milwaukee metropolitan areas.

AAMA Certification may affect potential employers favorably and can improve job prospects. Graduates of ABHES- or CAAHEP-accredited medical assistant programs may take the certification exam as soon as 30 days before completion of their formal study, including any practicum. Recent graduates may apply for the exam within 12 months after graduation. Other than students and recent graduates, applicants previously certified may take the exam with payment of a double fee. Medical assistant certification is for five years, after which the AAMA requires recertification by reexamination or earned continuing education points.

Contact the schools you see here to learn more about your options for becoming a Medical Assistant in Wisconsin today.


Here are the Medical Assistant schools...

Anthem College
Campus Locations in: Brookfield, WI
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant - AAS, Medical Assistant - Diploma
Program Types Offered: Associate Degree, Diploma
Programmatic Accreditation: ABHES
Blackhawk Technical College
Campus Locations in: Janesville, WI
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Program
Program Types Offered: Diploma
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
Bryant & Stratton College
Campus Locations in: Bayshore, WI / Milwaukee, WI / Wauwatosa, WI
Matching Programs: Medical Administrative Assisting-AAS, Medical Assisting-AAS
Program Types Offered: Associate Degree
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
Chippewa Valley Technical College
Campus Locations in: Eau Claire, WI
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Program
Program Types Offered: Diploma
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
Concordia University-Wisconsin
Campus Locations in: Mequon, WI / Milwaukee, WI
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Program, Medical Assisting - Certificate
Program Types Offered: Certificate
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
Fox Valley Technical College
Campus Locations in: Oshkosh, WI
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Program
Program Types Offered: Diploma
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
Gateway Technical College
Campus Locations in: Elkhorn, WI / Racine, WI
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Program
Program Types Offered: Diploma
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
Globe University
Campus Locations in: Eau Claire, WI / Madison, WI / Middleton, WI
Matching Programs: Associate Degree (Medical Assistant or Medical Administrative Assistant), Diploma (Medical Assistant), Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Assistant
Program Types Offered: Associate Degree, Diploma
Programmatic Accreditation: ABHES
Herzing University
Campus Locations in: Kenosha, WI / Madison, WI / Milwaukee, WI
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant - Associate of Science, Medical Assistant - Diploma, Medical Assisting Diploma
Program Types Offered: Associate Degree, Diploma
Programmatic Accreditation: ABHES
Kaplan College
Campus Locations in: Milwaukee, WI
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant - Diploma
Program Types Offered: Diploma
Kaplan University - Ground
Campus Locations in: Milwaukee, WI
Matching Programs: AAS in Medical Assisting, AAS in Medical Office Management
Program Types Offered: Associate Degree
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College
Campus Locations in: Hayward, WI
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Program, Medical Assisting - Associate Degree
Program Types Offered: Associate Degree
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
Lakeshore Technical College
Campus Locations in: Cleveland, WI
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant
Program Types Offered: Diploma
Programmatic Accreditation: ABHES
Madison Area Technical College
Campus Locations in: Madison, WI
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Program
Program Types Offered: Diploma
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
Mid-State Technical College
Campus Locations in: Marshfield, WI
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Program
Program Types Offered: Diploma
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
Milwaukee Area Technical College
Campus Locations in: Milwaukee, WI
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Program
Program Types Offered: Diploma
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
Moraine Park Technical College
Campus Locations in: Fond Du Lac, WI
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Program
Program Types Offered: Diploma
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
Nicolet Area Technical College
Campus Locations in: Rhinelander, WI
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Program
Program Types Offered: Diploma
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
Northcentral Technical College
Campus Locations in: Wausau, WI
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Program
Program Types Offered: Diploma
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Campus Locations in: Green Bay, WI
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Program
Program Types Offered: Diploma
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
Rasmussen College
Campus Locations in: Appleton, WI / Green Bay, WI / Wausau, WI
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Associates Degree, Medical Assisting Associates Degree
Program Types Offered: Associate Degree
Sanford-Brown College
Campus Locations in: Milwaukee, WI / West Allis, WI
Matching Programs: Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting, Medical Assistant, Medical Assistant Associate Degree, Medical Assistant Diploma, Medical Assisting - Diploma
Program Types Offered: Associate Degree, Certificate, Diploma
Programmatic Accreditation: ABHES
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
Campus Locations in: Fennimore, WI
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Program
Program Types Offered: Diploma
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
Waukesha County Technical College
Campus Locations in: Pewaukee, WI
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Program
Program Types Offered: Diploma
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
Western Technical College
Campus Locations in: La Crosse, WI
Matching Programs: Medical Assisting - Diploma
Program Types Offered: Diploma
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
Campus Locations in: New Richmond, WI / Superior, WI
Matching Programs: Medical Assistant Program
Program Types Offered: Diploma
Programmatic Accreditation: CAAHEP

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