Graduates Are Encouraged To Pursue Medical Assistant Certification

Medical assistants are not required to have certification in order to work in the field. However, Arizona College recommends that our graduates become certified as a way to enhance their resume and validate the knowledge they gained by completing our Medical Assistant with Phlebotomy program.

Allied Health Program Students pursuing a career in healthcare at Arizona College.

Passing the CMA Exam or RMA Exam

Each graduate is eligible to be certified as a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) by American Medical Technologists (AMT) and as a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). The process for medical assistant certification or becoming a registered medical assistant includes taking and passing either the CMA exam or RMA exam.

Steps for Medical Assistant Certificate Exams

Using Your Medical Assistant Certification

Once you have become a certified medical assistant or registered medical assistant, be sure to update your resume with this information. It will be beneficial when applying for medical assisting positions. By including your certification information on your resume, you open the door to more opportunities for career advancement and increase job mobility and options in this exciting medical field.

In addition, Arizona College graduates can enlist our Career Services department for support and assistance with their job searches.

Allied Health program student at the computer at Arizona College

Start Your Journey as a Medical Assistant Today!

Our Medical Assistant with Phlebotomy diploma program is offered at our Glendale and Mesa, AZ campuses. It is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience they need to obtain certification and start their careers in medical assisting. Fill out a request for information form and our admissions team will be in touch with you. They’ll happily answer any questions you have about our Medical Assistant program, or other Allied Health education programs you may be interested in learning about.