Medical Assistant Training Options: Diploma or Degree?


When it comes to vocational training and education, aspiring medical assistants have options. To achieve individual educational goals and career path choices, they must ultimately decide whether they want to enroll in a post-secondary vocational training program to earn a medical assisting diploma, or enter into a college program to earn a Medical Assistant Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree, however, what is the difference?

Medical Assistant Diploma or Degree?

Anyone interested what the OCCC’s medical assistant A..S. Degree entails can review their catalog online.


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One Response to Medical Assistant Training Options: Diploma or Degree?

  1. George Kincaid says:

    I think it makes much more sense to get medical administrative assistant training from a career school. Why? There are several reasons. First, a vocational training program needs much less commitment of time from students. Most programs can be completed within a year, some in a few months. Second, they are a lot more affordable as compared to college degree programs. Third, career courses are much more focused on providing practical training and preparing students for the technical scope of practice!

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