Medical Office Assistant

Medical Office Assistants continue to be one of the most employed and essential healthcare professionals today.


Medical Office Assistants (MOA) perform a variety of clerical and clinical skills. Clinical skills include taking medical histories and recording vital signs, preparing patients for examination and assisting the Health Care Provider during the examination. MOAs also collect and prepare laboratory specimens or perform basic laboratory tests on the premises. Clerical skills may involve updating and filing patient medical records, electronic health records, handling correspondence, scheduling appointments, insurance form preparation, and arranging for hospital admission and laboratory services. In addition, MOAs may also have to purchase and maintain supplies and equipment. One of the unique benefits of PSI's Medical Office Assistant program is the inclusion of phlebotomy training which prepares students for the CPT exam.

Most Medical Office Assistants work in physicians' offices, health care centers or clinics. There are also many job opportunities in hospitals, medical laboratories and long-term care facilities.

Professional Skills Institute combines qualified instruction with the medical facilities, equipment and instruments you'd find on your first day of work. In addition, a 160-hour externship in actual medical facilities will prepare you with the on-the-job skills you'll need as an important part of any medical team.

Program Details

  • Program length: 48 weeks, (four 12 week quarters)
  • 87 Credit Hours: 1100 Clock Hours (940 hours lecture/lab and 160 hours of externship)
  • Graduates earn a Diploma


Graduates of PSI's Medical Office Assistant program are qualified to take:

  • RMA - Registered Medical Assistant through (AMT), American Medical Technologists
  • CMA - Certified Medical Assistant through (CAAHEP), Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
  • CPT - Certified Phlebotomy Technician through the National HealthCareer Association


National Level
Professional Skills Institute is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

ABHES is recognized by the Secretary of Education as a national accrediting body determined to be a reliable authority as to the quality of training offered by the educational institutions and programs it accredits. It's approved and recognized scope includes degree and non-degree granting private, postsecondary institutions offering educational programs predominantly in allied health; and the programmatic accreditation of medical assistant, medical laboratory technician, and surgical technology programs. When you attend an ABHES-accredited institution, you are attending a school that has undergone a rigorous process that evaluates educational quality.

State Level
Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools
PSI has been granted state approval to confer the Associate of Applied Science Degrees and program Diplomas.

Programmatic Accreditation
PSI's Medical Office Assistant program is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), 7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314 N, Falls Church, VA 22043; telephone 703-917-9503; website:

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. Click here for Financial Aid information.

Curriculum Requirements

101-MMedical Law and Ethics
102-MMedical Terminology I
104-MOffice Communications
105-MMedical Office Procedures
106-MMedical Insurance I
108-MFundamentals of Psychology
109-MMA Clinical I
110-MMA Clinical II
111-MMA Clinical III
114-MMA Externship
115-MElectronic Medical Records (EMR)
116-MMedical Terminology II
135-MAnatomy and Physiology I
136-MAnatomy and Physiology II
152-MJob Readiness
154-MComputer Applications

Gainful Employment Disclosures

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Student Resources

Academic Catalog
Student Handbook
Disability and Discrimination Grievance Procedure