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Become a Medical Assistant

Join the most in-demand healthcare field in Alaska

The UAS Medical Assisting program can be completed in as little as one year. Completion of this certificate program prepares you for the opportunity to become a vital part of a medical team working together toward patient health and wellness.

Study Online

Instructor at the whiteboard and student taking notes

You can become a medical assistant right from your home community. Prerequisite, administrative and clinical procedures classes can be done online. Clinical lab intensives and practicum are done in select communities.

100% Job Placement

Medical assistants are in high demand in Alaska. Our graduates find employment at:

  • SEARHC in Juneau & Sitka
  • Peacehealth in Ketchikan
  • Central Peninsula Hospital
  • Urgent Care
  • Family Care Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Family Medicine

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available to aid with travel and other expenses. Work with advisors and financial aid professionals to find the right plan for you.  

Medical Assisting at UAS