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Medical Assistant Programs in North CarolinaMedical assistant schools in North Carolina are much more simple to locate and enroll in to with our free resources below. See what the best schools are, how to go about getting certified, what the job outlook is and more. Allied health is as healthy in the job market as ever and North Carolina healthcare is no different!

North Carolina has a booming healthcare industry and economy! Combine that with the overall growth of medical assisting and it is great match! Getting in to the medical assisting field is as good as it gets in allied health! The state of North Carolina does not have a regulation for the state’s medical assistants to become certified to be employed or work as medical assistants.

But, it is become very clear what the advantages are to be certified. From higher salaries to better chances of employment, it is an easy choice for many. But, it is important to also know that many employers across the state of North Carolina do not require it and do hire non-certified employees.

Become a North Carolina Medical AssistantĀ 

North Carolina does not require medical assistants to be certified for work. But they must have completed high school or earned a G.E.D. That being said, getting certified is recommended by most employers. If you want more information about certification and the national regulating bodies, click on the link here.

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Make a Plan for Your Level of Training

If you want to be a medical assistant in the state of North Carolina, you must finish a certificate program or earn your associates degree. It is important to make the decision before you look at schools. Associate degree programs take 2 years and certificate programs can be between 6 and 18 months. Both levels of education will be sufficient to become a trained medical assistant in North Carolina.

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Only Register for Accredited Programs

The list below is all the ABHES and CAAHEP approved training programs for medical assisting in North Carolina. Attending one of these programs will ensure your education is qualified and accredited.

Accredited medical assistant programs in NC

Alamance Community College
PO Box 8000 1247 Jimmie Kerr Road Graham, NC 27253-8000
The Alamance Community College Medical Assisting Program is proudly accredited and recognized by (CAAHEP) The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of (MAERB) The Medical Assisting Education Review Board. The medical assisting program provides over 200 hours of training alongside coursework. Externships are also available.

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
340 Victoria Rd Asheville, NC 28801-4816
Over the past five years, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College has had great success in their medical assisting program with a 95% employment rate for their graduates! And a 100% certification rate as well!

Brunswick Community College
50 College Road Bolivia, NC 28422
The program for medical assisting at Brunswick Community College is accredited by the (CAAHEP) and is an AAS Degree Program.

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
401 Medical Park Dr Concord, NC 28025-3959
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences offers an associates degree program and a certificate program in medical assisting. The associates degree program has an internship program within it, which is great!

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
2855 Hickory Blvd Caldwell campus Hudson, NC 28638
Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute has an AAS degree program for medical assisting that is CAAHEP accredited and offers great training to their students.

Carteret Community College
3505 Arendell St Morehead City, NC 28557-2905
Degrees: Diploma
Program Director: Vonda R Godette CMA (AAMA), RN, MSN
Phone: (252) 222-6168

Central Carolina Community College-Lillington
51 Mulberry Way Lillington, NC 27546
Degrees: Diploma
Program Director: Melissa LuAnne Fogarty CMA (AAMA), RMA (AMT), AHI
Phone: (910) 893-9101 – Lee County

Central Carolina Community College-Pittsboro
1105 Kelly Dr Sanford, NC 27330-9059
Degrees: Diploma
Program Director: Melissa LuAnne Fogarty CMA (AAMA), RMA (AMT), AHI
Phone: (919) 718-7325 – Chatham County

Central Piedmont Community College
PO Box 35009 Central Campus, HE3551 Charlotte, NC 28235-5009
Degrees: Diploma
Program Director: Catherine Ann Flores MA, MLT (ASCP)
Phone: (704) 330-2722 Ext -6432

Cleveland Community College
137 S Post Rd Learning Resource Center Shelby, NC 28152
Degrees: Associate
Program Director: Colette Brooks Hill BS, CMA (AAMA)
Phone: (704) 669-4135

College of the Albemarle
1208 N Road St PO Box 2327 Elizabeth City, NC 27906-2327
Degrees: Diploma
Program Director: Rebecca Walker CMA (AAMA), CPC, BS
Phone: (252) 335-0821 Ext -2307

Craven Community College
800 College Ct Perdue Hall, F-120 New Bern, NC 28562-4984
Degrees: Diploma
Program Director: Alexa Tarplee CMA (AAMA), CET, AAS
Phone: (252) 638-1031

Davidson County Community College
PO Box 1287 297 DCCC Road Lexington, NC 27293-1287
Degrees: Diploma
Program Director: Amber Rominger CMA (AAMA), AAS
Phone: (336) 249-8186 Ext -6289

Durham Technical Community College
1637 E Lawson St Durham, NC 27703-5023
Degrees: Diploma
Program Director: Angela S. Breault CMA (AAMA), BS
Phone: (919) 536-7233 Ext -8098

Edgecombe Community College
225 Tarboro Street Rocky Mount, NC 27801
Degrees: Associate
Program Director: Kimberly Byron-Barnes BS, CMA (AAMA)
Phone: (252) 823-5166

Forsyth Technical Community College
2100 Silas Creek Parkway Winston Salem, NC 27103-5150
Degrees: Associate
Program Director: Anna B. Hilton CMA (AAMA), BS
Phone: (336) 734-7362

Gaston College
201 Highway 321 South Dallas, NC 28034
Degrees: Associate
Program Director: Dena H Bridges CMA (AAMA), AAS
Phone: (707) 922-2274

Guilford Technical Community College
601 High Point Rd PO Box 309 Jamestown, NC 27282-8572
Degrees: Associate
Program Director: Melinda Wray MA, CMA (AAMA), RMA (AMT), AHI
Phone: (336) 334-4822 Ext -50073

Haywood Community College
185 Freedlander Drive Clyde, NC 28721-9441
Degrees: Associate
Program Director: Larry Davis CPT, AAS
Phone: (828) 627-4658

Johnston Community College
PO Box 2350 245 College Road Smithfield, NC 27577-2350
Degrees: Diploma
Program Director: Adrienne Allen CMA(AAMA), AAS
Phone: (919) 209-2140

Lenoir Community College
PO Box 188 231 Highway 58 South Kinston, NC 28502-0188
Degrees: Associate
Program Director: Rebecca Layne Dail CMA (AAMA), AA
Phone: (252) 527-6223 Ext -816

Living Arts College
3000 Wakefield Crossing Drive Raleigh, NC 27614-7076
Degrees: Diploma
Program Director: Lamar Shannon MBA/HCM, DHA, CCMA (NHA)
Phone: (919) 488-8500

Living Arts Institute at School of Communication Arts
1100 S Stratford Rd Suite 200 Winston-Salem, NC 27103-3217
Degrees: Diploma
Program Director: Felicia Blackwell AAS, CMA (AAMA)
Phone: (919) 488-8500

Martin Community College
1161 Kehukee Park Road Williamston, NC 27892-8307
Degrees: Associate
Program Director: Marty Smith Flynn CMA (AAMA), AAS
Phone: (252) 789-0292

Mayland Community College
200 Mayland Drive PO Box 547 Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Degrees: Diploma
Program Director: Shannon Y. Atkins BS. CMA(AAMA)
Phone: (828) 765-7352

Miller-Motte College
3901 Capital Blvd Suite 151 Raleigh, NC 27604-3488
Degrees: Diploma
Program Director: Tammy Johnson-Leach MEd, RMA (AMT)
Phone: (919) 723-2820

Miller-Motte College-Wilmington
5000 Market St Wilmington, NC 28405-3430
Degrees: Diploma
Program Director: Barbara Snyder MEd, CMA (AAMA), CCMA (NHA)
Phone: (910) 442-3445

Mitchell Community College
500 West Broad Street Vocational Building 201-D Statesville, NC 28667
Degrees: Diploma
Program Director: Mary Marks FNP-C, MSN, PbT (ASCP)
Phone: (704) 978-5424

Montgomery Community College
1011 Page St Troy, NC 27371-8387
Degrees: Associate
Program Director: Jennifer Garner AAS
Phone: (910) 898-9707

Nash Community College
522 North Old Carriage Road PO Box 7488 Rocky Mount, NC 27804-0488
Degrees: Diploma
Program Director: Nancy G. Worsinger MS, MT (ASCP)
Phone: (252) 451-8383

Pamlico Community College
PO Box 185 5049 Highway 306 South Grantsboro, NC 28529-0185
Degrees: Diploma
Program Director: Tina R Hardison AAS,CMA (AAMA)
Phone: (252) 249-1851 Ext -3044

Piedmont Community College
1715 College Drive Roxboro, NC 27573-1197
Degrees: Associate
Program Director: Brandy Gentry BS, RMA (AMT)
Phone: (336) 322-2131

Pitt Community College
P O Box Drawer 7007 Greenville, NC 27835-7007
Degrees: Associate
Program Director: Krystal Sugg CMA(AAMA), AAS
Phone: (252) 493-7284

Randolph Community College
110 Park Dr Archdale, NC 27263-8504
Degrees: Associate
Program Director: Kia Vang CMA (AAMA), CPT
Phone: (336) 862-7988

Richmond Community College
PO Box 1189 1042 West Hamlet Avenue Hamlet, NC 28345-1189
Degrees: Associate
Program Director: Renea L. Craven MPA, RMA, MLT (ASCP), CLS
Phone: (910) 410-1888

South College Asheville Learning Site
140 Sweeten Creek Road Asheville, NC 28803-1526
Degrees: Certificate
Program Director: Michal Powell MBA, CMA (AAMA)
Phone: (828) 398-2566

South Piedmont Community College
PO Box 126 680 Highway 74 West Polkton, NC 28135-0126
Degrees: Diploma
Program Director: Lori Laney CMA (AAMA), AAS
Phone: (704) 290-5825

Southwestern Community College-Sylva
447 College Drive Sylva, NC 28779
Degrees: Associate
Program Director: Melissa Allison-Brooks AAS, CMA (AAMA)
Phone: (828) 339-4391

Stanly Community College
102 Stanly Parkway Locust , NC 28097
Degrees: Diploma
Program Director: Starra Herring BSAH, BSHA, CMA(AAMA)-MA, AHI
Phone: (704) 991-0397

Surry Community College
630 S Main St Dobson, NC 27017-8432
Degrees: Associate
Program Director: Carol D. Roberts BSHA/HIS, CMA (AAMA)
Phone: (336) 386-3390

Vance- Granville Community College
8100 NC Highway 56 West Louisburg, NC 27549-0777
Degrees: Diploma
Program Director: Stacey Soles BS, CCMA
Phone: (252) 738-3515

Wake Technical Community College
2901 Holston Lane Raleigh, NC 27610-2092
Degrees: Diploma
Program Director: Charmaine Parker LPN, MS
Phone: (919) 747-0153

Wayne Community College – Goldsboro
3000 Wayne Memorial Drive P O Box 8002 Goldsboro, NC 27533-8002
Degrees: Associate
Program Director: Heather Odom CMA (AAMA), AAS, RMA (AMT)
Phone: (919) 735-5151

Western Piedmont Community College
1001 Burkemont Avenue Morganton, NC 28655-4504
Degrees: Diploma
Program Director: Rachel Bradshaw CMA (AAMA)
Phone: (828) 448-3501

Wilkes Community College
1328 South Collegiate Drive Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Degrees: Associate
Program Director: Erica Sales-Walker MA, CMA (AAMA), LCAS, LPC
Phone: (336) 838-6253

ECPI University, the School of Health Science, Medical Careers Institute(Charlotte)
4800 Airport Center Parkway #100 Charlotte, North Carolina 28208
Phone: (704) 399-1010
Fax: (704) 399-9144
Degrees: – Associate/Diploma
Contact Details: Mr. Victor Riley, Campus President

ECPI University, the School of Health Science, Medical Careers Institute(Greensboro)
7802 Airport Center Drive Greensboro, North Carolina 27409
Phone: (336) 665-1400
Fax: (336) 664-0801
Degrees: – Associate
Contact Details: Ms. Connie Jakcubin, Campus President

ECPI University, the School of Health Science, Medical Careers Institute (Raleigh)
4101 Doie Cope Road Raleigh, North Carolina 27613
Phone: (919) 571-0057
Fax: (919) 571-0780
Degrees: – Associate/Diploma
Contact Details: Mr. Bill Armour, Campus President

Southeastern College
207 Regency Executive Park Drive Charlotte, North Carolina 28217
Phone: (704) 527-4979
Degrees: – Certificate
Initial Year Accredited: 2019
Currently Accredited Through: February 28, 2023

Pass a National Certification Test

North Carolina uses the AAMA CMA examination for certifying their medical assistants. The AAMA is a leading organization and you can find out more about the AAMA CMA exam here.

North Carolina Medical Assisting Salary and Jobs Outlook

The expected 25% increase in the State of North Carolina is well above the national average and will support the field for the next decade with ease. Review wage information for North Carolina with the table below.
LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$10.99$15.17$21.78
North CarolinaHourly$11.31$14.86$19.20
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SCHourly$12.08$15.96$21.18
Raleigh-Cary, NCHourly$12.10$15.81$19.23
Greensboro-High Point, NCHourly$12.52$15.44$19.70
Winston-Salem, NCHourly$12.53$15.30$19.12
Burlington, NCHourly$11.66$14.76$19.52
Durham-Chapel Hill, NCHourly$12.29$14.69$18.88
Wilmington, NCHourly$11.87$14.69$18.65
Asheville, NCHourly$12.36$14.57$18.58
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NCHourly$10.58$14.45$19.28
Western Central North CarolinaHourly$10.96$14.44$18.11
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NCHourly$11.33$14.22$18.64
Rocky Mount, NCHourly$10.01$14.00$17.88
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NCHourly$10.68$13.92$18.16
Jacksonville, NCHourly$9.60$13.60$19.27
Western North CarolinaHourly$10.39$13.56$18.25
Goldsboro, NCHourly$10.04$13.48$17.52
Greenville, NCHourly$9.57$13.32$17.86
Fayetteville, NCHourly$10.09$13.30$18.18
Northeastern North CarolinaHourly$10.11$13.15$18.30
Other North CarolinaHourly$9.55$12.43$17.97

All data used comes from website

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