Online vs. Traditional Training

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Many colleges and other entities now offer web based medical assistant distance education programs where all, or most of the required course work (hybrid courses) is read and submitted online; related online courses cover biology, medical computer applications, word processing, computer sciences, economics, English composition, pharmacology, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology,  which all falls into the medical assisting field.

Being a smart consumer pays off when choosing vocational training programs, especially those offered online. 

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Diploma Mills and Fake Programs

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Worthless Medical Assistant Certificate, Diploma and Degree

Many might not know that marketing fake diplomas, certificates and degrees has become a billion dollar industry—at least 800 million a year in the U.S. alone—so big is this market that it simply blows the mind. Nowadays, almost anybody can receive college level and advanced degrees with almost zero effort.

Consumer protection agencies and educational web sites warn people to use caution when it comes to formerly little known schools and distance education programs. Doctors, clergymen, police officers, teachers, federal employees, including White House staffers, National Security Agency employees, FBI agents and Senior State Department officials have purchased bogus degrees to seek employment, promotions, higher positions and better pay. Even medical assistants have been taken advantage of gray area medical assistant programs offered online without any special pre-enrollment conditions, qualification screenings, or passing grade standards… for just a few hundred dollars. Cool? Not so.

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