Keiser University

Medical Assisting, AS (MA)

Prepare for a career as a medical assistant and play an integral part of a physician’s health care team. Learn diverse skills in a hands-on environment and develop the skills needed for this versatile position.

* An Associate of Science degree is considered a terminal degree. The decision on course transferability rests with the receiving institution.

Keiser University’s Associate of Science degree in Medical Assisting prepares students to perform medical assisting duties under the direct supervision of a physician, including preparing examination rooms, taking vital signs, assisting in minor surgical procedures, giving injections, performing venipuncture, assisting in laboratory operations, performing urinalysis, pregnancy testing, blood sugar, and various other waived laboratory tests, taking x-rays and administering electrocardiograms.

Medical assistants also learn to function in an administrative capacity, including patient communications, maintaining patient records, billing, scheduling appointments, ordering supplies and processing insurance claims.