In this article, we have complied a list of schools in Massachusetts that offer students education and training to become a medical assistant. We have also provided you with the address for each institution, as well as information on school cost and program length, too.

Massachusetts Medical Assistant Programs

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Available at both the Boston and Taunton campuses, the Associate degree medical assistant program lasts a full two years. It is quite costly, as well, coming in at approximately $49,000 (after combining tuition and fees with the price of textbooks and related supplies).

If needed, room and board is offered at Bay State for an additional $24,200.

  • Bay State College – Taunton
    101 Industrial Park Road
    Taunton, MA 02780
    Website: http://www.baystate.edu

The Taunton campus will take you two years to complete the degree program. The cost of the program itself will be $46,940, while textbooks will be an additional $3,000.

Branford Hall has wants called a “Professional Medical Assistant” program. At this school, you will learn how to administer EKG’s, authorize prescription refills, and how to accurately take down a patient’s medical information.

  • Bristol Community College – Fall River, MA
    Website: www.bristol.mass.edu
    Medical Assisting Program
    777 Elsbree St
    Fall River, MA – 02720-7399

At Bristol, a Medical Administrative Assistant program is offered to students.

  • Cape Cod Community College – West Barnstable, MA
    Website: www.capecod.edu
    Medical Assisting Program
    2240 Iyannough Road
    West Barnstable, MA – 02668-1532

Cape Cod Community offers students a certificate in medical assisting. One of the many requirements for admission is that you attend an information session about the program. These sessions last approximately one hour.

The program itself will take one year to complete. Tuition will cost you $4,914, while books and supplies will be an additional $1,450.

  • Massasoit Community College – Brockton, MA
    Website: www.massasoit.mass.edu
    Medical Assisting Program
    900 Randolph St
    Ctr for Careers & Technology
    Canton, MA – 02021-1372

Massasoit offers students a one year certificate program, although the program is designed to be completed in nine months. Once you complete the program successfully, you will be eligible for the CMA examination.

Tuition and required fees: $6,422.
Total estimated cost for books and supplies: $1,878.

  • McCann Technical School-North Adams – North Adams, MA
    Website: www.mccanntech.org
    Medical Assisting Program
    70 Hodges Cross Road
    North Adams, MA – 01247-3940

At the conclusion of the medical assisting program at McCann, students will take part in an externship program. This externship is unpaid and lasts 240 hours.

  • Medical Professional Institute
    380 Pleasant Street, Suite 21
    Malden, MA 02148
    Website: http://www.mpi.edu

Medical Professional Institute is an ABHES accredited program. The school takes pride in offering small medical assistant classes, as well as a 240-hour externship.

  • Middlesex Community College – Lowell, MA
    Website: www.middlesex.mass.edu
    Medical Assisting Program
    33 Kearney Square
    Lowell, MA – 01852

You can either pursue an Associate’s degree in medical assisting at Middlesex, or a certificate. The degree program is between 60 and 62 total credit hours, while the certificate is just 29 total credit hours.

  • Mount Wachusett Community College – Gardner, MA
    Website: www.mwcc.mass.edu
    Medical Assisting Program
    444 Green St
    Gardner, MA – 01440-1395

MWCC offers a degree program that provides students like yourself with day classes.

  • North Shore Community College – Danvers, MA
    Website: www.northshore.edu
    Medical Assisting Program
    1 Ferncroft Rd
    P O Box 3340
    Danvers, MA – 01923-4017

The certificate program at North Shore Community College provides medical students an opportunity to become trained and educated so that they can gain an entry-level job in health care. Here, the entire course is designed to last just 30 weeks.

The tuition will cost approximately $4,901, with textbooks being an additional expense of $1,200.

  • Northern Essex Community College – Lawrence, MA
    Website: www.necc.mass.edu
    Medical Assisting Program
    45 Franklin St
    Lawrence, MA – 01840-1121

Northern Essex Community College is quite interesting, because this college offers students two unique paths to essentially get to the same goal: a certificate in medical assisting.

The first is to take day classes at NECC. Or, you can take online and evening classes via the iHealth option.

First, let’s talk about the day classes at NECC. If you go that route, it should take you approximately nine months to finish the program. The program itself will cost students just over $8,000 to attend.

If you instead would rather take evening classes, iHealth (which is also located at 45 Franklin Street in Lawrence, Massachusetts), it may take you a little bit longer to complete the program, provided you are going part-time in the evening.

More than that, iHealth allows you to complete a lot of the course load through your home computer (provided you have an Internet connection), as the online courses are meant to give you flexibility and a stronger feeling of comfort. The entire course cannot be done online however, as you will be asked to make the commute to Lawrence one or two evenings per week.

Porter and Chester gives students the ability to get their education done either during the day or night. If you opt to take evening classes, however, do note that it will take you a few more months to complete the program, and cost you more money in the end.

P&CI offers students a certificate program. If you attend during the day, the program will take nine months to complete. If you pursue evening classes, you can expect the course to last 15 months.

  • Porter and Chester Institute
    80 Turnpike Road
    Westborough, MA 01581
    Website: http://www.porterchester.com

In addition, it’s worth also talking about how much school will cost you in the end. For day classes, you can expect to pay just over $16,000 for tuition. For evening classes, that tuition cost rises to just over $17,000.

  • Porter and Chester Institute – Canton
    5 Campanelli Circle
    Canton, MA 02021
    Website: http://www.porterchester.com

In addition to the cost of tuition, you will also be responsible for textbook costs and other fees pertaining to supplies. Regardless of which campus you attend, and regardless of whether you are enrolled in day or night classes, medical assistant textbooks will run you approximately $2,400.

  • Quinsigamond Community College – Worcester, MA
    Website: http://www.qcc.edu/
    Medical Assisting Program
    670 W Boylston St
    Admin Bldg Rm 403-A
    Worcester, MA – 01606-2064

At Quinsigamond, students are enrolled in a certificate program. The program itself costs $8,609 to attend, plus an additional $1,170 for books and supplies.

  • Salter College – West Boylston, MA
    Website: www.saltercollege.com
    Medical Assisting Program
    184 W Boylston St
    Suite 1
    West Boylston, MA – 01583-1700

Salter College offers students two tracks to become a medical assistant. The first track is the certificate track, while the second is an Associate’s degree. The certificate program will get you out of school faster, while the second track shows employers you’ve had more training, while also allowing you to go back to school to pursue a Bachelor’s degree if you so choose.

At Salter School, students enroll in a Professional Medical Assistant course that concludes with an externship.

Salter School also provides their medical assistant program at a Malden campus, as well.

  • Salter School – Fall River
    82 Hartwell Street
    Fall River, MA 02721
    Website: http://www.saltercollege.com

Salter’s Fall River campus also features the accredited Professional Medical Assistant program.

  • Southeastern Technical Institute – South Easton, MA
    Medical Assisting Program
    250 Foundry St
    Code 2411
    South Easton, MA – 02375-1780

The medical assisting program at Southeastern Tech Institute is a diploma program. Just 26 students are accepted inside each class. The school offers day classes.

If you live in-district, the cost of the tuition will be approximately $5,000. If you reside out of district, the approximate cost of the program will increase to $9,000.

On top of the tuition cost are fees for books and student fees, which is about an extra $1,500 to $1,600.

  • Springfield Technical Community College Community College – Springfield, MA
    Website: www.stcc.edu
    Medical Assisting Program
    Armory Square, Suite 1
    PO Box 9000
    Springfield, MA – 01102-9000

Springfield Tech Community College features a certificate and degree program, though in some ways, they are the same thing rolled into one.

The certificate program will last a year, and at the conclusion of that program, you will be eligible to either enter the workforce and attempt to find a medical assisting job in your local area, or continue in school for an additional year to pursue your Associate’ degree.

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Disclaimer: All information, statistics, data, guidelines, and requirements regarding each school or program listed above was originally found on the respective school or program’s official website in 2014 and can often be estimates.   Any or all schools or programs can change their information, statistics, data, guidelines, or requirements at any time without warning.  While we do our best to keep information on this page up-to-date, some or all information listed above may have changed or may no longer be accurate.  Please do you own due diligence and research before inquiring about or applying to any school or program.