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 a well-trained employee who enjoys helping others, is comfortable with tools and technology, and is looking for a 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.

Contact Information:

Enrollment Services

Downtown Campus

7:30AM – 4:00PM

Program Affiliations:

More about the program:

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.  

Degrees & Certificates:

  • Associate of Applied Science: Administrative Medical Assistant
  • Certificate of Competency: Administrative Medical Assistant
  • CIP:  51.0716

Program Lengths:

  • AAS degree program length: 6 Quarters
  • Certificate of Competency: 4 Quarters

Faculty and Other Contact Information:

Aja Cheslik


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.

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. 

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.

  • National Median Salary: $36,580
  • National Potential Annual Job Openings: 72,600

This information is based on data from O*Net, captured on June 2021.

ACBSP accreditation logo

This program is Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)-accredited. Read more about this program-specific accreditation.

Program Metrics

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

Learn more about this program's Advisory Committee.

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