Bing Medical Assisting Specialized Associate Degree
Bradford School - Pittsburgh, PA
Medical Assisting

Skilled. Helping. Caring.

Medical Assisting is projected to be among America's fastest-growing occupations through the year 2026 with an expected national job growth of 29%, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (Sources: 3). If you enjoy caring for others, being a Medical Assistant can be an incredibly rewarding career. 

The Bradford School Medical Assisting program is designed to train Medical Assistants who are well prepared, with solid clinical and administrative skills. With Bradford School's 10 and 16 month Medical Assisting programs, you will:

  • Learn clinical procedures such as performing injections, administering medications, and running medical lab tests
  • Learn administrative procedures, such as filing medical records, managing and scheduling patients, and maintaining medical records using office systems
  • Have access to the equipment found in physicians' offices
  • Get plenty of one-on-one access to faculty who want you to succeed
  • Complete an 8-week externship
  • Be eligible to take the AAMA Certified Medical Assistant exam





Our Medical Assisting graduates receive hands-on training in simulated medical laboratory classrooms. Each lab is equipped with the same types of medical equipment used in physicians' offices. 

You will spend most of your time taking classes that directly pertain to the medical assisting career, enabling you to complete the program quickly. 

As part of the program, you will spend 8 weeks in an externship, which is designed to let students practice what they've learned.  

Graduates of Bradford School's medical assisting program qualify to take the AAMA Certified Medical Assistant exam. 

As a student in one of our Medical Assisting programs, you can learn to:

  • Assist the physician during an exam
  • Operate basic medical equipment
  • Understand and apply aseptic techniques
  • Take and record vital signs
  • Give injections 
  • Perform venipuncture 
  • Collect and prepare lab specimens
  • Perform a variety of lab tests
  • Manage and update medical records
  • Process insurance forms

Bradford School offers both a 16-month associate of specialized business degree and a 10-month diploma program.  Both programs prepare students for a rewarding career in medical assisting and qualify graduates to sit for the AAMA Certified Medical Assistant exam. 


The Medical Assisting curriculum is designed to give you plenty of hands-on clinical, laboratory and administrative training throughout the program. The 8-week externship will give you chance to polish your skills in a real life setting. Our curriculum is supported by student focused resources intended to help you finish successfully.  

Our Medical Assisting programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). This accreditation allows graduates to sit for the AAMA certification exam that many employers like to see.  

To read course descriptions, download our school catalog.


  • Clinical Procedures 
  • Pharmacology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy and Physiology 
  • Medical Insurance
  • Medical Administrative Procedures 
  • Medical Laboratory Procedures
  • Medical Office Systems
  • Medical Externship
  • CMA Review*

*Associate in Specialized Business Degree Only


During your training at Bradford School, you will be exposed to a wide knowledge base and be given plenty of hands-on experience, all in a shortened time frame.  

As part of our commitment to helping you find a job after graduation, Bradford School goes a step above and prepares you with networking techniques, a professional resume, and the necessary interviewing skills so you have what you need to succeed.  

In addition to helping you find a job after graduation, our career placement services continue to be available to you throughout your career.   

Bradford School graduates typically work as a medical assistant for: 

  • Private medical offices
  • Hospital-owned medical practices
  • Hospitals 
  • Clinics 


Medical Assisting ASB Degree Program

97.73% of employers are satisfied with the graduates of Bradford School's Medical Assisting Specialized Associate Degree program.   This rate is the 5 year average as reported to MAERB on 10/10/2017.   


Medical Assisting Diploma Program

95.45% of employers are satisfied with graduates of Bradford School's Medical Assisting Diploma program.  This rate is the 5 year average as reported to MAERB on 10/10/2017.  


As long as you stay enrolled full-time at Bradford School, tuition rates will be frozen for you and will never go up from year to year.  There are a variety of financial aid programs available for those who qualify.