Average Starting Salary $38,500

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Medical Assistants play a vital role in the healthcare field by working collaboratively with members of a health care team in doctors’ offices, medical clinics, hospitals, and specialty practices. This 30 week program is designed to provide students with the administrative and clinical skills necessary to deliver safe, quality care in ambulatory settings. This program provides classroom instruction and practicum experience that prepares students for a successful career as a Certified Medical Assistant.

Start your new career as a Medical Assistant in less than 8 Months!


Our Medical Assisting Program focuses on promoting intellectual growth and clinical competence. At Sumner College, we work closely with students to provide an educational environment that is conducive to learning. It is our responsibility to provide our students with the knowledge, skills, and ability needed to become successful in their chosen field.

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be prepared to sit for the CMA (AAMA) Certification Exam. Only graduates of medical assisting programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) are eligible to take the (AAMA) Certification Examination.

100% Job Placement

(2018-2019 reporting statistics)

100% CMA Certification Pass Rate

(2018-2019 reporting statistics) 

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8338 NE Alderwood Rd #100. Portland, OR 97220

Are you looking for career colleges in Portland, Oregon? Look no further than Sumner College. We’ve been educating Portland-area students since 1974 with a focus on high quality, career focused education. Our goals include providing exceptional education and training that enriches our students and enables our graduates to find professional and rewarding employment.

If you’re weighing different colleges in Portland, the best way to find out whether Sumner College is the place for you is to visit our campus.

Why Sumner

  • Sumner College has an exceptional reputation in the medical field
  • The program is designed to be completed in 30 weeks
  • Affordable tuition that provides quality instruction
  • Externship opportunities include hospitals, clinics, and specialty practices
  • Small lab classes offer individual attention and support
  • Graduates will be prepared to sit for the CMA (AAMA) Certification Exam

Program Length

Finish our Medical Assisting program in as few as 30 weeks

No Application Fee

When you apply for entry into the Medical Assisting program, we will waive your application fee!

Job Growth

According the the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Medical Assisting field will grow by 29% over the next 10 years!

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