The time for enrollment in to medical assistant schools in Colorado is probably as good now than it ever will be. See the details from bls.gov below. With the medical field growing at a historic rate throughout the country, there are plenty of openings for people who want to become a medical assistant in Colorado. Read more about it below!

How to become a medical assistant in Colorado

Anyone in the state of Colorado interested in becoming a (MA) medical assistant have to have a high school diploma or GED equivalent. This level of education is in most cases required by MA training programs and most employers. Colorado MAs are not required to to be certified in the state. Currently in Colorado according to the Colorado Bar Association all medical assistants are considered unlicensed “delegates” under the state of Colorado’s Medical Practice Act.

See the Whole process for becoming a medical assistant in Colorado

The process to become a medical assistant in Colorado is laid out in the following steps.

Step 1 – Determine if you want to Become Certified in Colorado as a Medical Assistant

One of the most important choices in the process to become a medical assistant in Colorado is to choose whether or not you are going to go for your certification. It benefits your career in many ways and cannot be under valued.

Step 2 – Decide if you want to get a certificate or an associate’s degree?

All those who want to try and become medical assistants in the state of Colorado must choose to get their associates degree or a certificate in medical assisting. Both are viable options for achievement in the process.

Step 3 – Sign-up for a Accredited Medical Assistant Program in Colorado

Medical assistant programs in Colorado are mandated by state guidelines to be approved by multiple organizations including the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). In order for you to become eligible to challenge for certification, you will need to first finish a training program that is sanctioned by one of these organizations. The list below is all the approved courses in medical assisting in the state of Colorado.

Accredited MA programs in Colorado

Colorado Mountain College – Medical Assisting Program
150 Miller Ranch Road Edwards, CO 81632-6420
Status: Initial
Initial Accreditation Date: 3/18/2016
Degrees: Certificate
Program Director: Amy Connerton RMA, BAS, EMT-I, AHI
Phone: (970) 569-2970
aconnerton@coloradomtn.edu
www.coloradomtn.edu

Front Range Community College-Longmont – Medical Assisting Program
2121 Miller Dr
Longmont, CO 80501-6743
Status: Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date: 10/24/1985
Degrees: Certificate
Program Outcomes
Program Director: Kari L. Williams BS, DC
Phone: (303) 678-3833
kari.williams@frontrange.edu
www.frontrange.edu

National American University-Centennial – Medical Assisting Program
8242 S University Blvd Suite 100 Centennial, CO 80222-3308
Status: Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date: 9/15/2006
Degrees: Diploma
Program Director: Rebecca Chavez BS, CMA (AAMA)
Phone: (303) 542-7002
rschavez@national.edu
www.national.edu-Centennial

National American University-Colorado Springs – Medical Assisting Program
1079 Space Center Dr Suite 140 Colorado Springs, CO 80915
Satellite Locations/Multiple Campuses
This program will be voluntarily withdrawn effective 2/24/2020.
Status: Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date: 9/15/2006
Degrees: Diploma
Program Director: Rebecca Suzanne Chavez
Phone: (719) 590-8300
rschavez@national.edu
www.national.edu-ColoradoSprings

Red Rocks Community College – Medical Assisting Program
10280 West 55th Ave Arvada, CO 80002
Status: Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date: 7/22/1999
Degrees: Certificate
Program Director: Linda Pace BS, CMA, CPC-A
Phone: (303) 914-6627
linda.pace@rrcc.edu
www.rrcc.edu

Pima Medical Institute (Aurora)
13750 E. Mississippi Avenue Aurora, Colorado 80012
ABHES ID#: I-180
Phone: (303) 751-8300
Fax: (303) 751-8308
Medical Administrative Assistant – Certificate (Residential)
Medical Assistant – Certificate (Residential)
Initial Year Accredited: 2010
Currently Accredited Through: February 28, 2023
Contact Details: Ms. Terri Spencer, Campus Director
Email: tspencer@pmi.edu
www.pmi.edu-Aurora

Pima Medical Institute (Colorado Springs)
5725 Mark Dabling Boulevard, Suite 150 Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919
ABHES ID#: I-190-06
Phone: (719) 482-7462
Fax: (719) 482-7501
Medical Administrative Assistant – Certificate (Residential)
Medical Assistant – Certificate (Residential)
Initial Year Accredited: 2002
Currently Accredited Through: February 28, 2023
Contact Details: Ms. Tara Dailey, Campus Director
Email: tdailey@pmi.edu
www.pmi.edu-ColoradoSprings

Pima Medical Institute (Denver)
7475 Dakin Street, Suite 100 Denver, Colorado 80221
ABHES ID#: I-190-02
Phone: (303) 426-1800
Fax: (303) 412-8752
Medical Assistant – Certificate (Residential)
Initial Year Accredited: 1988
Currently Accredited Through: February 28, 2023
Contact Details: Mr. Ryan Minic, Campus Director
Email: rminic@pmi.edu
www.pmi.edu-Denver

Step 4 – Finish all mandated hours of clinical training in Colorado

Make sure you get all your clinical training time finished as well as completing your approved training program in the state of Colorado.

You will not be able to sit for a certification examination until you have finished the mandatory hours.

Step 5 – Pass Medical Assistant Certification Exam in Colorado

Medical assistants in Colorado must pass one of the five national certification examinations to earn their certification. If you want to get an in-depth and complete breakdown of the sections on the test, the preparation and what to expect the day of the test, click here.

Medical assistant jobs and salary in Colorado

The need for medical assistants is at historic levels in not only Colorado, but throughout the entire U.S. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects a 23% increase in additional job opportunities across the country and 35% in the State of Colorado through 2024. The majority of new openings are likely to be produced in hospitals and physicians offices. Certain government services also employ medical assistants, nurse aides and orderlies. To compare pay data for Colorado by region and county, feel free to check out the table below.

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$10.99$15.17$21.78
Yearly$22,870 $31,540 $45,310
ColoradoHourly$12.59$16.35$22.00
Yearly$26,180 $34,010 $45,760
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO MSAHourly$13.09$17.18$22.75
Yearly$27,230 $35,720 $47,310
Northcentral Colorado BOSHourly$13.16$16.89$24.65
Yearly$27,380 $35,140 $51,280
Boulder, CO MSAHourly$13.00$16.78$22.93
Yearly$27,030 $34,890 $47,690
Grand Junction, CO MSAHourly$12.18$15.91$19.65
Yearly$25,330 $33,090 $40,860
Colorado Springs, CO MSAHourly$12.37$15.19$19.35
Yearly$25,720 $31,590 $40,250
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO MSAHourly$11.33$14.90$19.06
Yearly$23,570 $30,990 $39,640
Greeley, CO MSAHourly$11.48$14.85$18.38
Yearly$23,880 $30,890 $38,240
West Colorado BOSHourly$11.74$14.63$19.06
Yearly$24,410 $30,440 $39,640
Pueblo, CO MSAHourly$11.84$14.38$18.68
Yearly$24,630 $29,910 $38,850
East and South Colorado BOSHourly$10.69$13.88$18.24
Yearly$22,240 $28,870 $37,940