Medical Assistant – Online

Launch a Flexible Healthcare Career with Online Medical Assistant Training

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Program Overview

Ready to embark on a healthcare career with the flexibility to fit your lifestyle? The online Medical Assistant program at College of Western Idaho (CWI), in partnership with CareerStep, is tailored for those seeking a dynamic career in healthcare combined with the convenience of online learning. This comprehensive program can be completed in as little as 12 months and includes over 100 clinical externship hours, providing a robust blend of theoretical knowledge and practical experience.

Designed to accommodate your schedule, this online program offers the flexibility to study whenever and wherever you prefer, allowing you to balance your studies with other obligations. Support is readily available through phone, live chat, and email, ensuring you have assistance every step of the way. Our program is not just about convenience; it’s about providing a quality education that travels with you, regardless of where life takes you across the country.

Degree or Certificate Type




Additional cost may apply.

Time to Complete

12 months

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Learning Opportunities

  • Flexible Online Learning: Study at your own pace with the freedom to fit your education around your lifestyle.
  • Comprehensive Clinical Training: Complete over 100 hours of clinical externship for hands-on experience.
  • Preparation for National Certifications: Qualify to test for certifications like CCMA, CMAA, CPT, and CET.
  • Real-World Skills: Learn clinical and administrative skills applicable in any healthcare setting.
  • Nationwide Applicability: Gain education and credentials recognized across the United States.

Area of Study

Minimum age requirement to start this program is 18.

Degrees & Certificates

Certificate of Completion




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Career Opportunities

  • Postsecondary Teachers


    Annual Openings*


    Hourly Median Wage*


    Annual Median Salary


    Growth (2021 – 2031)*

  • Medical Assistants

    Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.


    Annual Openings*


    Hourly Median Wage*


    Annual Median Salary


    Growth (2021 – 2031)*

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*Data sourced from Lightcast™ (2023), a global leader in labor market analytics, and limited to the state of Idaho. Contact CWI Institutional Research for questions regarding this data.



  • Review online training details including: 
    • a program overview and outline
    • cost and payment options
    • career information
    • and more.


  • Complete registration and payment through CareerStep.



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