These days, quality education is attainable with the use of the internet. You can study anywhere and anytime you want, even at the convenience of your own home. Many people are opting to study online because of the convenience and accessibility it gives. With that said, online schooling is one of the booming businesses today.
Online schooling has become a great business opportunity for many legal educators. However, it also attracts fraudsters who masquerades their illegitimate online schooling programs as official schools. Graduating from any of these illegitimate online schooling programs will just be a waste of time and money since you will not be recognized, accepted or become certified because these are not accredited by the Department of Education.
Here are useful ways on how to tell if a Medical Assistant Online School is genuine:
1. Check if the Medical Assistant Online School is included in the database of Accredited Post secondary Institutions and Programs of the Department of Education. For the list of accredited schools and programs, you can visit their website.
2. Check the website of the American Association of Medical Assistants at their website and see if the online school and programs you have selected are eligible to teach medical assistance and proctor CMA Certification Exam, an examination which all graduates of MA must pass before getting certified. The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) are responsible for the accreditation of the MA programs that are eligible to proctor the CMA Certification Exam by the AAMA.
3. Some obvious signs in detecting a fake MA Online School are:
a. Their only requirement for admission is a valid credit card and they do not care about your G.P.A. and other school records. It only shows that they are only interested in your money!
b. They do not include entrance examinations and interviews as part of their admission procedure.
c. They do not have offices or schools located in the same country or location where they offer the degrees.
d. The list and/or qualifications of their faculty members are not shown.
e. Their quality of syllabus is not up to date.
f. You will receive the degree at a flat fee, unlike normal schools that has varying expenses depending on the educational program and charge per credit for tuition fees.
g. Promises that are too good to be true, like you will be able to receive a diploma within one to three months of program enrollment. Sometimes, you only have to pay for the degree, without the need to have a sufficient number of hours for studying.
h. They offer limited or no contact information such as mailing address or telephone numbers. They might even give a false or non-existent contact details.
Graduating from an illegitimate medical assistant online schooling program might be easy, but it is also worthless! Follow these procedures and you will surely find a genuine medical assistant online schooling program. Always remember that there are no short cuts on quality education. Having a good education is very critical, especially those who are practicing in the medical field because the lives of their patients are in their hands. Accreditation agencies such as the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) make sure that educational standards are followed.