Find an accredited classroom or online certified medical assistant (CMA) training program in Illinois. Train to become a medical assistant by learning to record medical history and vital signs, prepare patients for exam, provide treatment and assist the doctor or nurse during exams. Use the search application to choose a school near you in Illinois.
Illinois Colleges with CMA Programs
Midwest Technical Institute – Moline, East Peoria, Springfield and online programs
All listed Illinois medical assistant schools are accredited and have financial aid if you qualify.
“What To Expect From an Online CMA Program
The medical assisting programs online are similar in structure to other online programs. You’ll have streaming lectures, videos, discussions in forums, slideshows, and assignments. It doesn’t matter if you’re going full time or less, you’ll always be able to easily locate your weekly lectures and assignments. One thing to keep in mind, there will still be clinicals you’ll need to fulfill, but convenient healthcare facilities will allow you to get your for-credit, hands-on experience.
You’ll take classes such as:
- medical terminology
- anatomy and physiology
- office procedures
- billing and coding“
CMA salary information: “The median annual wage for medical assistants was $32,480 in May 2017… The lowest 10 percent earned less than $23,830, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $45,900.“