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2021 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate's Degree Trade Schools

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Finding the Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate's Degree School for You

Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services is one of the most popular majors in the nation, ranking 2nd of all the majors we analyze. In 2018-2019, 99,166 degrees and certificates were awarded to students with this major.

It's not easy to decide which trade school program to enroll in when you have so many options available. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

Along with in-depth profiles of schools and the programs they offer, Trade College Search has created the Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate's Degree Trade Schools to help you in your search for the best school for you. This report analyzed 762 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best associate's degree programs for trade school students.

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2021 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Schools in the United States

Check out the medical assisting associate's degree programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 25 Top Trade Schools for an Associate's in Medical Assisting

#1

Stanbridge University

Irvine, CA

Our 2021 rankings named Stanbridge University the best school in the United States for allied health and medical assisting services students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the large city of Irvine, Stanbridge is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

Medical Assisting majors at Stanbridge take out an average of $24,949 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $280.

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#2

Loma Linda University

Loma Linda, CA

Out of the 762 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Loma Linda University landed the # 2 spot on the list. Loma Linda University is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Loma Linda.

On average, medical assisting graduates from Loma Linda University take out $11,761 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $109, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#3

Taylor College

Belleview, FL

A rank of #3 on this year’s list means Taylor College is a great place for allied health and medical assisting services students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the rural area of Belleview, Taylor College is a private for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

Medical Assisting majors at Taylor College take out an average of $23,177 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $262.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Rutgers University - New Brunswick. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. Located in the city of New Brunswick, Rutgers New Brunswick is a public college with a fairly large student population.

While working on their Associate's Degree, medical assisting majors at Rutgers New Brunswick accumulate an average of around $15,444 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $148, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The excellent associate’s degree programs at Riverside College of Health Careers helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best allied health and medical assisting services schools in the United States. Riverside College of Health Careers is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Newport News.

The average amount in student loans that medical assisting majors at Riverside College of Health Careers take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $14,608. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $178.

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Jefferson College of Health Sciences landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best associate’s degree allied health and medical assisting services programs. Located in the city of Roanoke, Jefferson College of Health Sciences is a public college with a small student population.

After completing their Associate's Degree, medical assisting graduates from Jefferson College of Health Sciences carry an average student debtload of $20,557. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $221, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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With a ranking of #7, Eastwick College-Ramsey did quite well on this year’s best schools for allied health and medical assisting services students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the large suburb of Ramsey, Eastwick College-Ramsey is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

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#8

St Catherine University

Saint Paul, MN

St Catherine University came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Trade Schools ranking. St. Kate's is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Saint Paul.

Medical Assisting majors at St. Kate's take out an average of $20,472 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $218, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Pennsylvania State University - Shenango landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best associate’s degree allied health and medical assisting services programs. Located in the large suburb of Sharon, Penn State Shenango is a public school with a fairly small student population.

While working on their Associate's Degree, medical assisting majors at Penn State Shenango accumulate an average of around $18,771 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $163.

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Pennsylvania State University - Hazleton landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best associate’s degree allied health and medical assisting services programs. Penn State Hazleton is a small public school located in the small suburb of Hazleton.

The average amount in student loans that medical assisting majors at Penn State Hazleton take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $18,771. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $163.

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Cabarrus College of Health Sciences did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for allied health and medical assisting services students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #11 on the list. Cabarrus College of Health Sciences is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Concord.

The average amount in student loans that medical assisting majors at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $16,631. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $182.

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Pennsylvania State University - Dubois ranked #12 on this year’s Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. Located in the town of DuBois, Penn State DuBois is a public college with a small student population.

After completing their Associate's Degree, medical assisting graduates from Penn State DuBois carry an average student debtload of $18,771. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $163.

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Pennsylvania State University - Mont Alto ranked #13 on this year’s Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. Penn State Mont Alto is a small public school located in the town of Mont Alto.

On average, medical assisting graduates from Penn State Mont Alto take out $18,771 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $163.

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#14

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

Purdue University - Main Campus came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Trade Schools ranking. Purdue is a fairly large public school located in the city of West Lafayette.

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#15

Clarkson College

Omaha, NE

Clarkson College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for allied health and medical assisting services students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #15 on the list. Clarkson College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Omaha.

While working on their Associate's Degree, medical assisting majors at Clarkson College accumulate an average of around $19,184 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $208.

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Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University ranked #16 on this year’s Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. Located in the city of Baton Rouge, FranU is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

Medical Assisting majors at FranU take out an average of $21,798 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $213.

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#17

Casa Loma College-Van Nuys

Van Nuys, CA

Casa Loma College-Van Nuys came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Trade Schools ranking. Located in the city of Van Nuys, Casa Loma College-Van Nuys is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

After completing their Associate's Degree, medical assisting graduates from Casa Loma College-Van Nuys carry an average student debtload of $23,124. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $252, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Lake Area Technical Institute landed the #18 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best associate’s degree allied health and medical assisting services programs. Located in the town of Watertown, LATI is a public college with a small student population.

The average amount in student loans that medical assisting majors at LATI take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $13,917. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $125.

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#19

Harcum College

Bryn Mawr, PA

Harcum College ranked #19 on this year’s Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Trade Schools list. Located in the suburb of Bryn Mawr, Harcum College is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

After completing their Associate's Degree, medical assisting graduates from Harcum College carry an average student debtload of $20,364. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $208.

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University of Alaska Anchorage did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for allied health and medical assisting services students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #20 on the list. Located in the large city of Anchorage, UAA is a public school with a large student population.

On average, medical assisting graduates from UAA take out $17,235 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $134.

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Pennsylvania State University - Fayette - Eberly Campus did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for allied health and medical assisting services students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #21 on the list. Located in the suburb of Lemont Furnace, Penn State Fayette is a public college with a small student population.

While working on their Associate's Degree, medical assisting majors at Penn State Fayette accumulate an average of around $18,771 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $163.

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#22

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for allied health and medical assisting services students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #22 on the list. Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Fort Lauderdale.

Medical Assisting majors at Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale take out an average of $23,403 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $239.

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Pennsylvania State University - Berks did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for allied health and medical assisting services students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #23 on the list. Located in the suburb of Reading, Penn State Berks is a public school with a fairly small student population.

Medical Assisting majors at Penn State Berks take out an average of $18,771 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $163.

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#24

New England Institute of Technology

East Greenwich, RI

With a ranking of #24, New England Institute of Technology did quite well on this year’s best schools for allied health and medical assisting services students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the large suburb of East Greenwich, New England Tech is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

While working on their Associate's Degree, medical assisting majors at New England Tech accumulate an average of around $17,282 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $207.

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River Valley Community College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for allied health and medical assisting services students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #25 on the list. NH Community Technical College - Claremont is a fairly small public school located in the rural area of Claremont.

On average, medical assisting graduates from NH Community Technical College - Claremont take out $18,423 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $193, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Rest of the Top 50 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate's Degree Trade Schools

#28

University of Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN
#29

Hawaii Medical College

Honolulu, HI
#30

Nassau Community College

Garden City, NY
#31

Vermont Technical College

Randolph, VT
#32

Weatherford College

Weatherford, TX
#33

Central Penn College

Summerdale, PA
#38

Western Technical College

La Crosse, WI
#39

Newman University

Wichita, KS
#40

Fox College

Bedford Park, IL
#44

Lakeshore Technical College

Cleveland, WI
#45

Bay State College

Boston, MA
#46

Foothill College

Los Altos Hills, CA
#47

Morton College

Cicero, IL
#48

Cedar Valley College

Lancaster, TX

Additional Award Winners

This section shows the rest of the colleges awarded a Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate's Degree Trade Schools badge. Showing in this list means the college was ranked in the top 15% of the 762 different United States allied health and medical assisting services schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 South University - Cleveland Warrensville Heights, OH
52 South University - High Point High Point, NC
53 Rasmussen College - Florida Ocala, FL
54 Mitchell Technical Institute Mitchell, SD
55 Delaware Technical Community College-Terry Dover, DE
56 Minneapolis Business College Roseville, MN
57 Kansas City Kansas Community College Kansas City, KS
58 South University - Savannah Savannah, GA
59 Alexandria Technical & Community College Alexandria, MN
60 Lehigh Carbon Community College Schnecksville, PA
61 Adventist University of Health Sciences Orlando, FL
62 South University - Austin Round Rock, TX
63 Del Mar College Corpus Christi, TX
64 Lone Star College System The Woodlands, TX
65 University of Pittsburgh-Titusville Titusville, PA
66 San Juan College Farmington, NM
67 Concorde Career College-Garden Grove Garden Grove, CA
68 Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa, CA
69 South University - Tampa Tampa, FL
70 Carrington College-Sacramento Sacramento, CA
71 Laramie County Community College Cheyenne, WY
72 CUNY LaGuardia Community College Long Island City, NY
73 Pennsylvania College of Technology Williamsport, PA
74 Advanced Training Associates El Cajon, CA
75 University of Louisiana at Monroe Monroe, LA
76 Siena Heights University Adrian, MI
77 Central Coast College Salinas, CA
78 Kent State University at Ashtabula Ashtabula, OH
79 College of the Sequoias Visalia, CA
80 Mercy College of Health Sciences Des Moines, IA
81 Midwest Institute Fenton, MO
82 South College Knoxville, TN
83 Rasmussen College - Illinois Rockford, IL
84 Polk State College Winter Haven, FL
85 Tarrant County College District Fort Worth, TX
86 Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health Omaha, NE
87 North Dakota State College of Science Wahpeton, ND
88 Platt College - Los Angeles Alhambra, CA
89 Vet Tech Institute of Houston Houston, TX
90 Houston Community College Houston, TX
91 University of Southern Indiana Evansville, IN
92 Kankakee Community College Kankakee, IL
93 Carrington College-Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
94 St Paul’s School of Nursing-Queens Rego Park, NY
95 Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale, IL
96 Vet Tech Institute Pittsburgh, PA
97 South University - Novi Novi, MI
98 Clarion University of Pennsylvania Clarion, PA
99 Washburn University Topeka, KS
100 Widener University Chester, PA
101 Navarro College Corsicana, TX
102 Anoka Technical College Anoka, MN
103 Mercy College Dobbs Ferry, NY
104 CBD College Los Angeles, CA
105 Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Shell Lake, WI
106 St Philip’s College San Antonio, TX
107 Cerritos College Norwalk, CA
108 South University - Richmond Glen Allen, VA
109 Professional Skills Institute Maumee, OH
110 Bradford School Columbus, OH
111 South University - Montgomery Montgomery, AL
112 Carroll Community College Westminster, MD
113 Blackhawk Technical College Janesville, WI
114 Santa Fe College Gainesville, FL

Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services students that almost earned our Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate's Degree Trade Schools award.

Rank College Location
115 South Arkansas Community College El Dorado, AR
116 Alfred State College Alfred, NY
117 St Petersburg College Clearwater, FL
118 Thomas Edison State University Trenton, NJ
119 South University - Columbia Columbia, SC
120 South University - West Palm Beach Royal Palm Beach, FL
121 Rasmussen College - North Dakota Fargo, ND
122 North Seattle College Seattle, WA
123 Kennebec Valley Community College Fairfield, ME
124 Carrington College-Boise Boise, ID
125 Maria College of Albany Albany, NY
126 Villa Maria College Buffalo, NY
127 South University - Virginia Beach Virginia Beach, VA
128 Pima Medical Institute-Dillon Dillon, MT
129 Rochester Community and Technical College Rochester, MN
130 Itawamba Community College Fulton, MS
131 Rasmussen College - Wisconsin Green Bay, WI
132 Pima Medical Institute-El Paso El Paso, TX
133 Laredo Community College Laredo, TX
134 University of Evansville Evansville, IN
135 Daytona College Ormond Beach, FL
136 Moraine Park Technical College Fond du Lac, WI
137 Manchester Community College Manchester, CT
138 Austin Community College District Austin, TX
139 Hawkeye Community College Waterloo, IA
140 Herzing University - Birmingham Birmingham, AL
141 Santa Ana College Santa Ana, CA
142 Johnson College Scranton, PA
143 San Jacinto Community College Pasadena, TX
144 Cuesta College San Luis Obispo, CA
145 Eastwick College-Nutley Nutley, NJ
146 Dakota County Technical College Rosemount, MN
147 Herzing University - Brookfield Brookfield, WI
148 Rasmussen College-Kansas Topeka, KS
149 Sacramento City College Sacramento, CA
150 Pima Medical Institute-Houston Houston, TX
151 Vincennes University Vincennes, IN
152 North Shore Community College Danvers, MA

Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services by Region

View the Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate's Degree Trade Schools for a specific region near you.

Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services is one of 11 different types of trade school programs to choose from.

Medical Assisting Concentrations

Major Annual Graduates
Medical/Clinical Assistant 60,320
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician & Veterinary Assistant 9,273
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 8,341
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant 7,650
Occupational Therapist Assistant 4,954
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance) 3,515
Other Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services 3,499
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant 803
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant 392
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant 175
Radiologist Assistant 126
Anesthesiologist Assistant 82
Lactation Consultant 20
Pathology/Pathologist Assistant 12
Chiropractic Assistant/Technician 4

Majors Similar to Medical Assisting

Related Major Annual Graduates
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 93,189
Allied Health Professions 75,437
Health & Medical Administrative Services 68,235
Dental Support Services 26,100
Health Sciences & Services 24,422

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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