Program Overview

Students wishing to pursue a higher education in the field of Healthcare may wish to participate in Allied Health Institute’s online diploma with a concentration on becoming a Medical Assistant. The diploma program introduces students to a variety of courses, designed not only to enable the proper practice of good health, but also the education of appropriate public health procedures. Students earning the concentration in medical assistance will study a broad interdisciplinary set of concepts that encompasses many attributes of an efficient healthcare organization.

The medical assistant program provides formal academic education that will be combined with the required hands-on clinicals for students to pursue entry-level positions as physicians assistants. Students should be prepared and familiar with the technology used in the industry as well as the dynamic knowledge and skills needed around a medical office. The core coursework introduces students to the foundational understandings of anatomy & physiology, pathology, and the body systems, among others.

Graduates of the medical assistant diploma program may enter a field of work providing healthcare, leadership, management and administration skills in organizations such as hospitals, clinics and public and private healthcare facilities. Medical assistants supplement the medical staff in non-patient duties, ensuring the most effective and efficient care can be given to those most in need. Graduates may be able to enter the professional arena of healthcare with the confidence to ensure specific outcomes are attained, individual departments perform efficiently and challenging positions meet expectations. Successful students may also use the diploma as the foundation for furthering their education or to use in conjunction with already obtained experiences and passions.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Diploma

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools

    Allied Health Institute (AHI) is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools

    School Overview

    Orion College delivers post-secondary instruction through virtual classrooms to prepare students for healthcare careers. The private, for-profit Institute enrolls approximately 500 students and most programs can be completed in less than two years. Though Orion College does not retain a physical campus, headquarter locations are in Plantation, Florida. 

    Students can complete bachelor and associate degrees, as well as diploma programs. Degree programs incorporate general education coursework with degree-specific instruction, while diploma programs target specific specialties.

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