Administrative Medical Assistant

Get hands on practice as an Administrative Medical Assistant.

Medical assisting jobs are in demand! Are you technologically savvy and interested in serving others? The field of medical assisting allows you to work in a variety of healthcare settings. Employers are looking for that well-trained employee who enjoys helping others, is comfortable with tools and technology, and is looking for career – not just a job. At Bates, students can choose two pathways in either certified medical assistant or administrative medical assistant. Medical assistants are an integral part of the health care team and our programs provide hands-on practice depending on the pathway you choose. You will learn the technology, terminology, and competencies you need for success.

General Information

Career Advisor: Jason Carroll
253-680-7008 |

Location: Downtown Campus
Hours: 7:30AM – 4:00PM

Program Length: Six Quarters

  • National Median Salary$36,580
  • National Potential Annual Job Openings72,600

This information is base on data from June 2021.

Tuition and Fees

At Bates, our tuition is affordable and there are options to help make it even easier to gain an education. Federal aid is available for many of our students. Scholarships are also available through the Bates Foundation.

See if you qualify for other funding through our special funding programs with the Workforce Education office.

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Note: Information is accurate as of its original posting date. The college reserves the right to edit, change, or update information as needed throughout the year. Up-to-date information is available in Student Services.

View the Program of Study

Associate of Applied Science
CIP:  51.0716          EPC:  565 

Students prepare for careers as integral members of a health care team in an outpatient setting. Activities in the program provide extensive hands-on practice for students in the use of computer application skills to create and handle medical information. Medical transcription, Electronic health records, medical terminology, patient administrative services, and professional ethics are presented with emphasis on the billing procedures of the insurance industry. The program also provides extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in related professions. In addition, work-based learning experiences are available in many medical settings that support the theory presented in the classroom.  

Applicants must: 
1.Possess basic keyboarding/word processing skills prior to enrollment in the program, and
2.Pass a national criminal background check covering Washington state. 

Program Metrics

For a deeper look into our Graduation & Retention rates, visit our Graduation & Retention charts.

Bates instructors are industry experts who enjoy working with and teaching students.


  • Mary Ann Keith

    253.680.7372 | Email

Bates Technical College offers classes on campus, online and hybrid. For Fall Quarter 2021, vaccinations will be required. Learn more about vaccinations and our COVID-19 response on the COVID-19 resource page.