The Medical Assisting Program at Boise
Advance your career while working full-time.
By enrolling in our blended-online Medical Assisting (MA) program in Boise, Idaho, you can earn your MA diploma in as little as 9 months.
Medical Assisting students enrolled at our Boise campus are trained through online instruction, hands-on lab exercises, and supervised externship hours. When you’re not on campus, our virtual classroom provides an immersive learning environment similar to the in-person instruction you would receive in a traditional classroom. However, as an Eagle Gate College student, you can also attend on-campus seminars, lab assignments, and utilize our well equipped facilities.
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What You’ll Learn
The Boise Medical Assistant program focuses on the clinical and administrative skills performed by MAs on a daily basis. During the program, you’ll be trained in several healthcare areas, including various administrative functions and clinical duties.
At Boise, you’ll learn how to:
- Schedule and manage medical appointments.
- Take medical histories and record vital signs
- Take blood samples and give injections.
- Prepare patients for examinations.
- Administer electrocardiograms (ECGs).
- Remove sutures and change bandages.
- Sterilize medical equipment.
- Order pharmacy prescriptions.
- Oversee billing, collections, and bookkeeping.
Medical Assisting Admissions Requirements at Boise
If you think our program might be right for you, please review the steps that must be taken to enroll at the Boise Campus:
1 Meet for career planning
2 Complete admissions
3 Send proof of high school
education or equivalent
4 Take the assessment
5 Fill out the admissions
6 Complete the enrollment
Career-Driven Medical Assisting Curriculum
Graduates of the Boise MA program are eligible to take the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification exam, offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). Completing our Medical Assisting courses will help you prepare for the CMA exam, while providing you the skills and knowledge to excel in your first job as a Medical Assistant.
Medical Assisting graduates from Boise are trained in the following areas:
- Microbiology, hematology, venipuncture, and urinalysis
- Transcription and charting
- Patient vital signs, ECG’s, and draping/gowning
- Minor surgical assisting
- Injections and pharmacology
My favorite part of Eagle Gate College was their flexible online and on campus schedule. And the clinicals were awesome!
The Boise Campus
The Boise campus is conveniently located just a few miles southwest of downtown Boise. The Towne Square Mall offers plenty of great shops and restaurants only a couple minutes down the road from our campus.
More importantly, our campus is surrounded by great medical centers such as St. Luke’s Medical Center, St. Alphonsus Medical Center, West Valley Medical, and Vibra Hospital. Our proximity to so many leading medical institutions benefits our students by providing them several employment options, upon graduation.
The MA program at Boise is offered in a blended-online format. This grants our students the opportunity to pursue their career goals, including those who work full-time or must take care of their families. Our online curriculum is practically identical to that of a traditional classroom setting. You will have the ability to come to campus and meet with your instructors at any point throughout the program.
Upon completion of their studies, MA graduates at Boise have the full support of our career services team to help them find a job. Our career services coordinators will be there for you each step of the way. They will help you prepare your resume, land interviews, and ultimately succeed in the field as an MA.
I chose Eagle Gate College because of the small class sizes, I got a lot of personal attention. I also made so many friends in my program and consider them my family!
The Eagle Gate College campus in Boise, ID, is located just off exit 50A (Cole Road) from I-84, heading west. The campus is conveniently located only seven miles southwest of downtown Boise. Aside from Boise’s fantastic bar and restaurant scene, students can also escape the city and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. The mountains surrounding Boise offer exceptional hiking and mountain biking trails, including the hike to Table Rock.
Phone: (208) 400-5809
9300 West Overland Road
Boise, Idaho 83709
Commonly Asked Questions
Does Eagle Gate College offer a Medical Assistant program near me?
We welcome students from all around the world to enroll at Eagle Gate College. The majority of students at our Boise campus are either from the city of Boise or commute from one of the following nearby cities.
We serve Medical Assistant students across all of Ada County, Idaho:
|Boise, ID||Eagle, ID||Garden City, ID|
|Kuna, ID||Meridian, ID||Star, ID|
What’s the typical class size for the Medical Assistant program at Boise?
The typical class size for our Medical Assisting program at Boise is between 20 to 25 students.
What kind of jobs can you get with a Medical Assistant diploma?
Some of the various job titles for graduates with a Medical Assisting diploma include Clinical Medical Assistant, Medical Office Manager, Phlebotomy Technician, and Front Office Manager.
How much money do Medical Assistants make?
As of May 2021, the average annual salary for Medical Assistants was $38,190. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the highest 10 percent earned more than $48,000 annually. However, these numbers might vary depending on your location and experience.
How close is public transportation to the Boise campus?
Public transportation is located at the Towne Square Mall, which is just about a 5-minute walk east of the Boise campus.
Does the Boise campus provide free parking?
Yes, there is plenty of free parking available for students.
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