College of Health Professions

Medical Assistant Technology

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Medical Assistants are talented and dedicated professionals who perform administrative and clinical tasks in hospitals, offices of physicians, chiropractors and medical specialists.


of Medical Assistant Technology Graduates are Employed or Continuing their Education*

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the medical assistant profession is projected to grow by more than 29% through 2026** – one of the fastest growing occupational fields!

UNOH has been successfully educating medical assistants since 1976.  With no waiting list and a curriculum that includes externship experience, UNOH gives you an advantage when seeking a job.  The Medical Assisting program is an excellent investment in your future. 

To realize your maximum earning potential, you must first obtain the necessary certification.  As a benefit to you, UNOH will cover the cost of your CMA exam fee, which is taken before you graduate. 

Our curriculum allows students to perform administrative and clinical tasks including basic laboratory testing, drawing blood and instructing patients about medication.

Our 18-month program in Medical Assisting consists of a wide spectrum of courses, which cover:

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Medical Terminology & Medical Coding
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Recordkeeping
  • Insurance Processing
  • Pharmacology
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Communication skills designed to enhance patient relations

Upon graduation, you can be more involved in patient care which allows the Medical Assistant to follow the patient with their actual care from lab testing, to x-rays, to triage.  Or you can be involved in the administrative side which allows the graduate to complete functions such as scheduling, billing, or even medical coding.

The Medical Assisting Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Medical Education Review Board (MAERB). (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, 727-210-2350,

*Students in the Medical Assisting Program are required to undergo a criminal background check and provide proof of certain required immunizations prior to entering the externship phase of the program.

*Percentages are based on surveys of our 2017-2019 academic year medical assistant technology associate degree graduates who reported they are employed or are continuing their education within 6 months of graduation from the University of Northwestern Ohio.  There was an 45% response rate to this survey.

**U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018,, viewed June 2019

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