Starting in medical assistant training in Michigan is easier than ever but selecting the right school is more important than ever. We make is easy for you with pour step by step guide to get you in to school and on your way to medical assistant certification.

How to become a medical assistant in Michigan

The state of Michigan does not require certification from its MAs and they recognize the certifications from the national certifying bodies. We detail the national regulating agencies at the link here.

See the Complete Process for Becoming a Medical Assistant in Michigan?

Becoming a medical assistant in Michigan is shown in the following steps.

Step 1 – Decide if you Want to get Certified in Michigan as a Medical Assistant

Though it is not a mandatory process to get your certification in medical assisting in the state of Michigan, it is strongly recommended. It is something most employers demand of their employees and has plenty of upsides for you and your career.

Step 2 – Do you want your associate’s degree or get a certificate?

All candidates for medical assisting in Michigan must either complete an associates degree training program or complete a certificate program in order to become a medical assistant in Michigan. If you want to look over more details about each education option, see our resource here.

Step 3 – Enroll in to an Accredited Medical Assistant Program in Michigan

The organizations in charge of overseeing medical assistant training programs in Michigan include 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 graduate from a training course that is approved by one of these organizations. All the approved medical assisting courses in Michigan are detailed below.

Accredited medical assistant programs in Michigan

Alpena Community College – Medical Assisting Program
665 Johnson St Alpena, MI 49707-1409
Status: Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date: 10/17/1997
Degrees: Associate
Program Director: Kimberly Ann Salziger CMA (AAMA), MEd
Phone: (989) 358-7341
salzigek@alpenacc.edu
www.alpenacc.edu

Baker College of Auburn Hills – Medical Assisting Program
1500 University Drive Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2642
Status: Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date: 4/17/1997
Degrees: Certificate
Program Director: Stacey English BS, RMA
Phone: (248) 276-8230
stacey.english@baker.edu
www.baker.edu-AuburnHills

Baker College of Cadillac – Medical Assisting Program
9600 E 13th Street Cadillac, MI 49601-9574
Status: Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date: 10/16/1998
Degrees: Certificate
Program Director: Amber Durst CMA (AAMA), MS
Phone: (231) 876-3614
amber.durst@baker.edu
www.baker.edu-Cadillac

Baker College of Clinton Township – Medical Assisting Program
34950 Little Mack Ave Clinton Township, MI 48035-4701
Status: Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date: 4/17/1997
Degrees: Certificate
Program Director: Amy Ensign BHSA, CMA (AAMA), RMA (AMT)
Phone: (586) 790-9583
amy.ensign@baker.edu
www.baker.edu-CliftonTownship

Baker College of Flint – Medical Assisting Program
1050 West Bristol Road Flint, MI 48507-5508
Status: Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date: 12/1/1973
Degrees: Certificate
Program Director: Deborah E Nelson MS, RMA (AMT)
Phone: (810) 766-4155
deborah.nelson@baker.edu
www.baker.edu-Flint

Baker College of Muskegon – Medical Assisting Program
1903 Marquette Avenue Muskegon, MI 49442-1453
Status: Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date: 7/28/1982
Degrees: Certificate
Program Director: Cindy S. Gordon CMA (AAMA), MBA
Phone: (231) 777-5318
cindy.gordon@baker.edu
www.baker.edu-Muskegon

Baker College of Owosso – Medical Assisting Program
1020 S Washington St Owosso, MI 48867-8956
Status: Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date: 4/27/1989
Degrees: Certificate
Program Director: Kimberly Poag MHA Ed, CMA (AAMA), CPC
Phone: (989) 729-3417
kpoag01@baker.edu
www.baker.edu-Owosso

Carnegie Institute – Medical Assisting Program
550 Stephenson Highway Suite 100 Troy, MI 48083-1109
Status: Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date: 10/17/1980
Degrees: Diploma
Program Director: Bonnie M. Normile RN, CCVT, CMA (AAMA)
Phone: (248) 589-1078
bnormile@carnegie-institute.edu
www.carnegie-institute.edu

Davenport University-Grand Rapids – Medical Assisting Program
6191 Kraft Avenue South East Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Status: Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date: 5/16/2003
Degrees: Associate
Program Director: Marybeth Pieri-Smith CMA (AAMA), CPC, MBA, CCS-P, RHIA
Phone: (888) 925-3884
marybeth.pieri-smith@davenport.edu
www.davenport.edu-GrandRapids

Davenport University-Lansing – Medical Assisting Program
200 S Grand Ave Lansing, MI 48933
Satellite Locations/Multiple Campuses
Midland, MI
Status: Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date: 4/21/2000
Degrees: Associate
Program Director: Rebecca Ventura MSN, RN, RMA (AMT)
Phone: (989) 794-1933
rebecca.ventura@davenport.edu
www.davenport.edu-Lansing

Finlandia University – Medical Assisting Program
601 Quincy Street Hancock, MI 49930-1832
Status: Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date: 9/21/2012
Degrees: Associate
Program Director: Samantha Saint-Onge BBA, CMA (AAMA)
Phone: (906) 487-7367
samantha.saintonge@finlandia.edu
www.finlandia.edu

Glen Oaks Community College – Medical Assisting Program
62249 Shimmel Rd Centreville, MI 49032-9784
Status: Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date: 3/11/2005
Degrees: Certificate
Program Director: Carol Naccarato CMA (AAMA), BSN, BFA, MFA, RN
Phone: (269) 294-4332
cnaccarato@glenoaks.edu
www.glenoaks.edu

Gogebic Community College – Medical Assisting Program
E4946 Jackson Road Ironwood, MI 49938
Status: Initial
Initial Accreditation Date: 9/19/2014
Degrees: Certificate
Program Director: Angela MacLeod Kortemeier CCMA
Phone: (906) 932-4231
angela.kortemeier@gogebic.edu
www.gogebic.edu

Grand Rapids Community College – Medical Assisting Program
143 Bostwick Avenue NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295
Status: Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date: 3/15/2013
Degrees: Certificate
Program Director: Linda S Witte RMA, MPA, CBSP
Phone: (616) 745-4538
lwitte@grcc.edu
www.grcc.edu

Henry Ford College – Medical Assisting Program
5101 Evergreen Rd Dearborn, MI 48128
Status: Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date: 1/26/1984
Degrees: Certificate
Program Director: Elizabeth Hoffman MA Ed., CMA, (AAMA), CPT, (ASPT)
Phone: (313) 845-6466
ehoffman1@hfcc.edu
www.hfcc.edu

Jackson College – Medical Assisting Program
2111 Emmons Rd Jackson, MI 49201
Status: Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date: 10/25/1994
Degrees: Certificate
Program Director: Kristin Spencer PhD, MBA, BHSA, CMA(AAMA)
Phone: (517) 796-8463
spencerkristinm01@jccmi.edu
www.jccmi.edu

Kalamazoo Valley Community College – Medical Assisting Program
6767 W O Ave P O Box 4070 Kalamazoo, MI 49003-4070
Status: Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date: 2/1/1975
Degrees: Diploma
Program Director: Mary L. Dey CMA-AC (AAMA), CPC
Phone: (269) 488-4324
mdey@kvcc.edu
www.kvcc.edu

Lake Michigan College – Medical Assisting Program
2755 E Napier Avenue Benton Harbor, MI 49022-1881
Status: Initial
Initial Accreditation Date: 3/18/2016
Degrees: Certificate
Program Director: LaToya Mason MBA, MHA, CMA (AAMA)
Phone: (269) 926-4086
lmason@lakemichigancollege.edu
www.lakemichigancollege.edu

Macomb Community College – Medical Assisting Program
44575 Garfield Rd Clinton Township, MI 48038-1139
Status: Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date: 4/24/1987
Degrees: Certificate
Program Director: Donna Domanke-Nuytten RN, BSN, MSIMC
Phone: (586) 226-4708
domankenuyttend@macomb.edu
www.macomb.edu

Mid Michigan College – Medical Assisting Program
1375 South Clare Avenue Harrison, MI 48625-9442
Status: Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date: 4/23/1999
Degrees: Associate
Program Director: Janice Noteboom CMA (AAMA), MHA/Ed
Phone: (989) 386-6622 Ext -315
jnoteboom@midmich.edu
www.midmich.edu

Montcalm Community College – Medical Assisting Program
2800 College Dr Sidney, MI 48885-9723
Status: Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date: 10/18/2002
Degrees: Certificate
Program Director: Amy Eady BS, MT(ASCP), MS
Phone: (989) 328-1240
amye@montcalm.edu
www.montcalm.edu

Muskegon Community College – Medical Assisting Program
221 S Quarterline Rd Muskegon, MI 49442-1432
Status: Initial
Initial Accreditation Date: 9/15/2017
Degrees: Certificate
Program Director: Dawn Platt BSN, RN, CCMA (NHA)
Phone: (231) 777-0548
Dawn.platt@muskegoncc.edu
www.muskegoncc.edu

Oakland Community College-Waterford (Highland Lakes Campus)
7350 Cooley Lake Rd HL HH206 Waterford, MI 48327-4187
Status: Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date: 10/14/1981
Degrees: Certificate
Program Director: Judy Hayes CMA, (AAMA), AAS
Phone: (248) 942-3068
jahayes@oaklandcc.edu
www.oaklandcc.edu

Schoolcraft College – Medical Assisting Program
1751 Radcliff Street Garden City, MI 48135-1128
Status: Continuing
Initial Accreditation Date: 10/19/1998
Degrees: Certificate
Program Director: Mary Donahee-Rader CMA (AAMA), BBA
Phone: (734) 462-4765
mrader@schoolcraft.edu
www.schoolcraft.edu

St. Clair County Community College – Medical Assisting Program
323 Erie St
Port Huron, MI 48060-3812
United States of America
Status: Initial
Initial Accreditation Date: 9/21/2018
Degrees: Certificate
Program Director: K. Minchella PhD, CMA (AAMA)
Phone: (810) 989-5666
drm@sc4.edu
www.sc4.edu

Ross Medical Education Center (Ann Arbor)
4741 Washtenaw Avenue Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108
ABHES ID#: I-290-01
Phone: (734) 434-7320
Fax: (734) 434-8579
Medical Assistant – Certificate (Residential)
Initial Year Accredited: 1992
Currently Accredited Through: February 28, 2020
Contact Details: Ms. Patrice Ross, Campus Director
Email: paross@rosseducation.edu
www.rosseducation.edu-AnnArbor

Ross Medical Education Center (Brighton)
8110 Murphy Drive Brighton, Michigan 48116
ABHES ID#: I-290
Phone: (810) 227-0160
Fax: (810) 227-9582
Medical Assistant – Certificate (Blended)
Initial Year Accredited: 1998
Currently Accredited Through: February 28, 2020
Contact Details: Ms. Susan Mall-Krinke, Campus Director
Email: small@rosseducation.edu
www.rosseducation.edu-Brighton

Ross Medical Education Center (Canton)
44958 Ford Road Canton, Michigan 48187
ABHES ID#: I-292-05
Phone: (734) 459-1723
Fax: (734) 459-5307
Medical Assistant – Certificate (Residential)
Initial Year Accredited: 2010
Currently Accredited Through: February 28, 2020
Contact Details: Ms. Doreen Kellum, Campus Director
Email: dkellum@rosseducation.edu
www.rosseducation.edu-Canton

Ross Medical Education Center (Davison)
815 South State Street Davison, Michigan 48423
ABHES ID#: I-290-03
Phone: (810) 658-1424
Fax: (810) 658-1464
Medical Assistant – Certificate (Residential)
Initial Year Accredited: 2009
Currently Accredited Through: February 28, 2020
Contact Details: Mr. Franklin Skinner, Campus Director
Email: fskinner@rosseducation.edu
www.rosseducation.edu-Davison

Ross Medical Education Center (Flint)
G-3630 Miller Road, Suite D Flint, Michigan 48507
ABHES ID#: I-292
Phone: (810) 733-7488
Fax: (810) 733-7692
Medical Assistant – Certificate (Residential)
Initial Year Accredited: 1998
Currently Accredited Through: February 28, 2020
Contact Details: Ms. Julie Leibold, Campus Director
Email: jleibold@rosseducation.edu
www.rosseducation.edu-Flint

Ross Medical Education Center (Grand Rapids)
1624 Woodworth NE Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525
ABHES ID#: I-293-06
Phone: (616) 588-2203
Fax: (616) 477-8490
Medical Assistant – Certificate (Residential)
Initial Year Accredited: 2016
Currently Accredited Through: February 28, 2019
Contact Details: Ms. Amira Curic, Associate Director
Email: acuric@rosseducation.edu
www.rosseducation.edu-GrandRapids

Ross Medical Education Center (Kalamazoo)
5177 W. Main Street, Suite A Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009
ABHES ID#: I-292-08
Phone: (269) 601-7151
Fax: (269) 337-6994
Medical Assistant – Certificate (Residential)
Initial Year Accredited: 2016
Currently Accredited Through: February 28, 2020
Contact Details: Ms. Dee Loucks, Associate Director
Email: dloucks@rosseducation.edu
www.rosseducation.edu-Kalamazoo

Ross Medical Education Center (Kentwood)
4528 Breton SE Kentwood, Michigan 49508
ABHES ID#: I-293-01
Phone: (616) 698-3075
Fax: (616) 698-3055
Medical Assistant – Certificate (Residential)
Initial Year Accredited: 1989
Currently Accredited Through: February 28, 2019
Contact Details: Ms. Tina Westrick, Campus Director
Email: twestrick@rosseducation.edu
www.rosseducation.edu-Kentwood

Ross Medical Education Center (Lansing)
4106 West Saginaw Highway Lansing, Michigan 48917
ABHES ID#: I-293
Phone: (517) 703-9044
Fax: (517) 703-9125
Medical Assistant – Certificate (Residential)
Initial Year Accredited: 1983
Currently Accredited Through: February 28, 2019
Contact Details: Ms. Sandra Dargatz, Campus Director
Email: sdargatz@rosseducation.edu
www.rosseducation.edu-Lansing

Ross Medical Education Center (Madison Heights)
29429 John R Road Madison Heights, Michigan 48071
ABHES ID#: I-291
Phone: (248) 548-4389
Fax: (248) 548-4831
Medical Assistant – Certificate (Residential)
Initial Year Accredited: 2002
Currently Accredited Through: February 28, 2021
Contact Details: Ms. Kathleen Galasso, Campus Director
Email: kgalasso@rosseducation.edu
www.rosseducation.edu-MadisonHeights

Ross Medical Education Center (Midland)
2600 N. Saginaw, Suite B Midland, Michigan 48640
ABHES ID#: I-290-07
Phone: (989) 633-3068
Fax: (989) 486-3010
Medical Assistant – Certificate (Residential)
Initial Year Accredited: 2015
Currently Accredited Through: February 28, 2020
Contact Details: Ms. Donelle Kiessel, Campus Director
Email: dkiessel@rosseducation.edu
www.rosseducation.edu-Midland

Ross Medical Education Center (New Baltimore)
51133 Birch Street, Suite 100 New Baltimore, Michigan 48047
ABHES ID#: I-291-04
Phone: (586) 716-3837
Fax: (586) 716-5138
Medical Assistant – Certificate (Residential)
Initial Year Accredited: 2007
Currently Accredited Through: February 28, 2021
Contact Details: Ms. Kris Furtaw, Regional Vice President
Email: kfurtaw@rosseducation.edu
www.rosseducation.edu-NewBaltimore

Ross Medical Education Center (Port Huron)
2887 Krafft Road, Suite 700 Port Huron, Michigan 48060
ABHES ID#: I-292-01
Phone: (810) 982-0454
Fax: (810) 982-0590
Medical Assistant – Certificate (Residential)
Initial Year Accredited: 1998
Currently Accredited Through: February 28, 2020
Contact Details: Ms. Mia Vargo, Campus Director
Email: mvargo@rosseducation.edu
www.rosseducation.edu-PortHuron

Ross Medical Education Center (Portage)
6235 South Westnedge Portage, Michigan 49002
ABHES ID#: I-292-04
Phone: (269) 324-0431
Fax: (269) 324-0674
Medical Assistant – Certificate (Residential)
Initial Year Accredited: 2009
Currently Accredited Through: February 28, 2020
Contact Details: Mr. Ryan Middleton, Regional Vice President
Email: rmiddleton@rosseducation.edu
www.rosseducation.edu-Portage

Ross Medical Education Center (Roosevelt Park)
950 Norton Avenue Suite D Roosevelt Park, Michigan 49441
ABHES ID#: I-292-03
Phone: (231) 739-1531
Fax: (231) 739-7456
Medical Assistant – Certificate (Residential)
Initial Year Accredited: 1998
Currently Accredited Through: February 28, 2020
Contact Details: Ms. Leslie Jolman, Campus Director
Email: ljolman@rosseducation.edu
www.rosseducation.edu-RooseveltPark

Ross Medical Education Center (Saginaw)
4300 Fashion Square Boulevard, 2nd Floor, Suite 202 Saginaw, Michigan 48603
ABHES ID#: I-292-02
Phone: (989) 791-5192
Fax: (989) 791-8024
Medical Assistant – Certificate (Residential)
Initial Year Accredited: 1998
Currently Accredited Through: February 28, 2020
Contact Details: Ms. Ginger Rezmer, Campus Director
Email: grezmer@rosseducation.edu
www.rosseducation.edu-Saginaw

Ross Medical Education Center (Taylor)
22311 Eureka Road Taylor, Michigan 48180
ABHES ID#: I-291-03
Phone: (734) 374-8260
Fax: (734) 374-8268
Medical Assistant – Certificate (Residential)
Initial Year Accredited: 2002
Currently Accredited Through: February 28, 2021
Contact Details: Ms. Nicole Sosa, Campus Director
Email: nsosa@rosseducation.edu
www.rosseducation.edu-Taylor

Step 4 – Complete all of your hours of clinical training in Michigan

Even if you finish your training program in Michigan you still have to complete your clinical training requirements.

You will not be able to challenge any certification test unless you have completed all of the required hours.

Step 5 – Pass Michigan Medical Assistant Certification Exam

Medical assistants in Michigan need to pass one of the five national certification examinations in order to finish their certification. The preparation for the exam, what to do the day of the exam, what is on the exam and more is covered at the link here.

Medical assistant salary and jobs in Michigan

There’s a very high need for medical assistants throughout the United States and in Michigan. The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts a 23% increase in brand new positions across the country and 11% increase in the State of Michigan through 2024. The majority of new openings are expected to be created in hospitals and physicians offices. There will additionally be some need at state and federal government agencies and facilities. Below you will find a listing of the largest metropolitan areas in Michigan and further info on medical assistant salary by location and county.

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$10.99$15.17$21.78
Yearly$22,870 $31,540 $45,310
MichiganHourly$10.95$14.35$18.65
Yearly$22,770 $29,850 $38,800
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI MSAHourly$11.87$15.77$20.08
Yearly$24,690 $32,800 $41,760
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI MSAHourly$12.53$15.42$18.71
Yearly$26,070 $32,070 $38,910
Jackson, MI MSAHourly$12.47$15.38$21.63
Yearly$25,940 $32,000 $45,000
Ann Arbor, MI MSAHourly$12.07$15.08$18.88
Yearly$25,110 $31,370 $39,270
Lansing-East Lansing, MI MSAHourly$11.47$14.71$18.59
Yearly$23,860 $30,590 $38,670
Battle Creek, MI MSAHourly$12.35$14.63$19.28
Yearly$25,700 $30,430 $40,110
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI MSAHourly$12.20$14.59$19.02
Yearly$25,370 $30,340 $39,570
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI MSAHourly$12.29$14.43$18.23
Yearly$25,570 $30,020 $37,920
Northwest Lower Peninsula BOSHourly$11.22$14.35$18.57
Yearly$23,330 $29,850 $38,620
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI MSAHourly$11.97$14.12$17.71
Yearly$24,900 $29,370 $36,840
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan DivisionHourly$10.60$13.97$18.48
Yearly$22,050 $29,050 $38,440
Flint, MI MSAHourly$9.94$13.72$18.62
Yearly$20,670 $28,530 $38,730
Balance of Lower Peninsula BOSHourly$10.84$13.67$17.24
Yearly$22,550 $28,430 $35,860
Monroe, MI MSAHourly$10.65$13.65$18.20
Yearly$22,150 $28,390 $37,850
Upper Peninsula BOSHourly$9.91$13.30$18.03
Yearly$20,610 $27,650 $37,510
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI MSAHourly$9.91$12.98$16.19
Yearly$20,610 $26,990 $33,680
Bay City, MI MSAHourly$9.44$12.60$17.43
Yearly$19,640 $26,200 $36,250
Northeast Lower Peninsula BOSHourly$9.16$12.52$17.42
Yearly$19,050 $26,050 $36,240