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2022 Best Allied Health Services Associate Degree Trade Schools

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

With 77,593 degrees and certificates handed out in 2019-2020, allied health and medical assisting services is the #2 most popular major in the United States.

Today's trade school students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. 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.

To assist you in seeing some of the education options that are available to you, Trade College Search has created its Best Allied Health Services Associate Degree Trade Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 732 schools in the United States to see which associate degree programs offered the best educational experiences for trade school students.

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2022 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate Degree Schools in the United States

The following schools top our list of the Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate Degree Colleges.

Top 25 Top Trade Schools for an Associate in Allied Health Services

#1

Stanbridge University

Irvine, CA

Our analysis found Stanbridge University to be the best school for allied health and medical assisting services students who want to pursue a associate degree in the United States. Located in the large city of Irvine, Stanbridge is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

After completing their Associate Degree, medical assisting graduates from Stanbridge carry an average student debtload of $30,030. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $329.

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#2

Loma Linda University

Loma Linda, CA

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Loma Linda University. The school came in at #2 on this year’s Best Allied Health Services Associate Degree Trade Schools list. Loma Linda University is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Loma Linda.

After completing their Associate Degree, medical assisting graduates from Loma Linda University carry an average student debtload of $19,791.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts. It ranked #3 on our 2022 Best Allied Health Services Associate Degree Trade Schools list. Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts is a small private for-profit school located in the midsize city of San Mateo.

Medical Assisting majors at Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts take out an average of $21,652 in student loans while working on their Associate Degree.

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#4

Fisher College

Boston, MA

The excellent associate degree programs at Fisher College helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best allied health and medical assisting services schools in the United States. Fisher College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Boston.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Clarion University of Pennsylvania. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Allied Health Services Associate Degree Trade Schools list. Clarion University is a small public school located in the town of Clarion.

After completing their Associate Degree, medical assisting graduates from Clarion University carry an average student debtload of $25,040.

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Vermont Technical 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 degree. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the rural area of Randolph, Vermont Tech is a public school with a small student population.

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#7

St Catherine University

Saint Paul, MN

With a ranking of #7, St Catherine University did quite well on this year’s best schools for allied health and medical assisting services students working on their associate degree. St. Kate's is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Saint Paul.

On average, medical assisting graduates from St. Kate's take out $31,451 in student loans while working on their Associate Degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $237, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#8

Fox College

Bedford Park, IL

Fox 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 degree. It came in at #8 on the list. Fox College is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the large suburb of Bedford Park.

After completing their Associate Degree, medical assisting graduates from Fox College carry an average student debtload of $24,985. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $129.

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Rutgers University - New Brunswick landed the #9 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best associate degree allied health and medical assisting services programs. Located in the city of New Brunswick, Rutgers New Brunswick is a public college with a fairly large student population.

On average, medical assisting graduates from Rutgers New Brunswick take out $23,730 in student loans while working on their Associate Degree.

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Riverside College of Health Careers ranked #10 on this year’s Best Allied Health Services Associate Degree Trade Schools list. Riverside College of Health Careers is a fairly small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Newport News.

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#11

Skyline College

San Bruno, CA

Skyline College landed the #11 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best associate degree allied health and medical assisting services programs. Skyline College is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of San Bruno.

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Mercy College of Health Sciences came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Best Allied Health Services Associate Degree Trade Schools ranking. Located in the city of Des Moines, Mercy College of Health Sciences is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#14

Widener University

Chester, PA

With a ranking of #14, Widener University did quite well on this year’s best schools for allied health and medical assisting services students working on their associate degree. Located in the large suburb of Chester, Widener is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

While working on their Associate Degree, medical assisting majors at Widener accumulate an average of around $17,929 in student debt.

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Eastwick College - Ramsey came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Best Allied Health Services Associate Degree Trade Schools ranking. Located in the suburb of Ramsey, Eastwick College - Ramsey is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

The average amount in student loans that medical assisting majors at Eastwick College - Ramsey take out while working on their Associate Degree is $25,017.

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#16

Hawaii Medical College

Honolulu, HI

Hawaii Medical College came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Best Allied Health Services Associate Degree Trade Schools ranking. Hawaii Medical College is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the city of Honolulu.

Medical Assisting majors at Hawaii Medical College take out an average of $16,650 in student loans while working on their Associate Degree.

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Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University ranked #17 on this year’s Best Allied Health Services Associate Degree Trade Schools list. Located in the medium-sized city of Baton Rouge, FranU is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#18

CBD College

Los Angeles, CA

CBD College ranked #18 on this year’s Best Allied Health Services Associate Degree Trade Schools list. Located in the large city of Los Angeles, Community Based Education and Development is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#19

Taylor College

Belleview, FL

Taylor College ranked #19 on this year’s Best Allied Health Services Associate Degree Trade Schools list. Located in the rural area of Belleview, Taylor College is a private for-profit college with a small student population.

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#20

Clarkson College

Omaha, NE

Clarkson College ranked #20 on this year’s Best Allied Health Services Associate Degree Trade Schools list. Clarkson College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Omaha.

While working on their Associate Degree, medical assisting majors at Clarkson College accumulate an average of around $31,491 in student debt.

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#21

Louisiana College

Pineville, LA

With a ranking of #21, Louisiana College did quite well on this year’s best schools for allied health and medical assisting services students working on their associate degree. Located in the small suburb of Pineville, Louisiana College is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

Medical Assisting majors at Louisiana College take out an average of $23,279 in student loans while working on their Associate Degree.

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#22

Casa Loma College

Van Nuys, CA

Casa Loma 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 degree. It came in at #22 on the list. Located in the city of Van Nuys, Casa Loma College is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly small student population.

After completing their Associate Degree, medical assisting graduates from Casa Loma College carry an average student debtload of $27,987.

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Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health landed the #23 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best associate degree allied health and medical assisting services programs. Nebraska Methodist College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Omaha.

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#24

Eastern Virginia Career College

Fredericksburg, VA

With a ranking of #24, Eastern Virginia Career College did quite well on this year’s best schools for allied health and medical assisting services students working on their associate degree. Eastern Virginia Career College is a small private for-profit school located in the suburb of Fredericksburg.

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Concorde Career College - North Hollywood came in at #25 in this year’s edition of the Best Allied Health Services Associate Degree Trade Schools ranking. Concorde Career College - North Hollywood is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the city of North Hollywood.

Medical Assisting majors at Concorde Career College - North Hollywood take out an average of $33,308 in student loans while working on their Associate Degree.

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Rest of the Top 50 Best Allied Health Services Associate Degree Trade Schools

#27

Harcum College

Bryn Mawr, PA
#29

Weatherford College

Weatherford, TX
#30

University of Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN
#31

New England Institute of Technology

East Greenwich, RI
#32

Moreno Valley College

Moreno Valley, CA
#33

AdventHealth University

Orlando, FL
#34

University of Charleston

Charleston, WV
#35

Newman University

Wichita, KS
#42

Western Technical College

La Crosse, WI
#47

Rockhurst University

Kansas City, MO
#49

Bay State College

Boston, MA

Additional Award Winners

This list shows the remainder of the colleges awarded a Best Allied Health Services Associate Degree Trade Schools badge. Showing in this list means the school was ranked in the top 15% of the 732 different United States allied health and medical assisting services schools we analyzed.

Rank College Location
51 Concorde Career College - Garden Grove Garden Grove, CA
52 Rasmussen University - Minnesota St. Cloud, MN
53 Kankakee Community College Kankakee, IL
54 Kent State University at Ashtabula Ashtabula, OH
55 Delaware Technical Community College - Terry Dover, DE
56 Central Penn College Summerdale, PA
57 Naugatuck Valley Community College Waterbury, CT
58 Pima Medical Institute - Mesa Mesa, AZ
59 Rochester Community and Technical College Rochester, MN
60 State Technical College of Missouri Linn, MO
61 Advanced Training Associates El Cajon, CA
62 Siena Heights University Adrian, MI
63 Radford University Radford, VA
64 Hodges University Naples, FL
65 River Valley Community College Claremont, NH
66 Cabrillo College Aptos, CA
67 Union County College Cranford, NJ
68 Essex County College Newark, NJ
69 LaGuardia Community College Long Island City, NY
70 Northeast Texas Community College Mount Pleasant, TX
71 Oakton Community College Des Plaines, IL
72 Albany State University Albany, GA
73 Southwestern Oklahoma State University Weatherford, OK
74 Tacoma Community College Tacoma, WA
75 Herzing University - Birmingham Birmingham, AL
76 University of Cincinnati - Clermont College Batavia, OH
77 South University, Savannah Savannah, GA
78 Odessa College Odessa, TX
79 Navarro College Corsicana, TX
80 Rasmussen University - Illinois Rockford, IL
81 St Paul’s School of Nursing - Queens Rego Park, NY
82 South University, Tampa Tampa, FL
83 Colby Community College Colby, KS
84 South Arkansas Community College El Dorado, AR
85 California University of Pennsylvania California, PA
86 Moraine Park Technical College Fond du Lac, WI
87 Chattahoochee Technical College Marietta, GA
88 University of Alaska Anchorage Anchorage, AK
89 California Baptist University Riverside, CA
90 Concorde Career College - San Diego San Diego, CA
91 Herzing University - Atlanta Atlanta, GA
92 Carrington College, Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
93 Florida Gateway College Lake City, FL
94 Pennsylvania College of Technology Williamsport, PA
95 Chippewa Valley Technical College Eau Claire, WI
96 College of the Sequoias Visalia, CA
97 Herzing University - Brookfield Brookfield, WI
98 Lone Star College System The Woodlands, TX
99 Washburn University Topeka, KS
100 Anne Arundel Community College Arnold, MD
101 Norwalk Community College Norwalk, CT
102 Genesee Community College Batavia, NY
103 Johnson College Scranton, PA
104 Pima Medical Institute - Denver Denver, CO
105 Pima Medical Institute - Houston Houston, TX
106 Pierpont Community and Technical College Fairmont, WV
107 Hutchinson Community College Hutchinson, KS
107 Thomas Edison State University Trenton, NJ
109 North Dakota State College of Science Wahpeton, ND

Honorable Mentions

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Best Allied Health Services Associate Degree Trade Schools award.

Rank College Location
110 Murray State College Tishomingo, OK
111 City College of San Francisco San Francisco, CA
112 Professional Skills Institute Maumee, OH
113 Herzing University - Winter Park Winter Park, FL
114 South University, Columbia Columbia, SC
115 Montgomery College Rockville, MD
116 Cuesta College San Luis Obispo, CA
117 Arkansas State University - Main Campus Jonesboro, AR
118 Athens Technical College Athens, GA
119 Herzing University - Madison Madison, WI
120 Parker University Dallas, TX
121 Mitchell Technical College Mitchell, SD
122 Victoria College Victoria, TX
123 Foothill College Los Altos Hills, CA
124 South University, Montgomery Montgomery, AL
125 Northeast Community College Norfolk, NE
126 Institute of Medical Careers Pittsburgh, PA
127 Rasmussen University - Kansas Topeka, KS
128 Blinn College Brenham, TX
129 Manchester Community College Manchester, CT
130 Carroll Community College Westminster, MD
131 Santa Ana College Santa Ana, CA
132 Kapiolani Community College Honolulu, HI
133 Pima Medical Institute - Albuquerque Albuquerque, NM
134 Kingsborough Community College Brooklyn, NY
135 Southwest Wisconsin Technical College Fennimore, WI
136 Pima Medical Institute - Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
137 South Suburban College South Holland, IL
138 San Diego Mesa College San Diego, CA
139 Southeast Community College Area Lincoln, NE
140 McHenry County College Crystal Lake, IL
141 Butler County Community College Butler, PA
142 San Juan College Farmington, NM
143 Missouri Western State University Saint Joseph, MO
144 Herkimer County Community College Herkimer, NY
145 Pima Medical Institute - Seattle Seattle, WA
146 Del Mar College Corpus Christi, TX

Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services by Region

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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 52,393
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 6,922
Physical Therapy Assistant 5,902
Other Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services 3,622
Occupational Therapist Assistant 3,617
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance) 3,114
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant 787
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant 427
Anesthesiologist Assistant 321
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant 179
Radiologist Assistant 142
Pathology/Pathologist Assistant 134
Lactation Consultant 33

Related Major Annual Graduates
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 86,912
Health & Medical Administrative Services 81,317
Allied Health Professions 81,167
Health Sciences & Services 31,648
Mental & Social Health Services 27,516

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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