Frequently Asked Questions
Why is Brandson the Best Choice?
Glad you asked! Quite simply we offer the best, most affordable, most convenient and highest quality program available anywhere!
What is a Medical Assistant?
Medical Assistants are professional members of the healthcare team who perform administrative and clinical tasks to keep the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors and other health practitioners running smoothly. They can also find employment in private and public hospitals, as well as inpatient and outpatient facilities, and other health care facilities.
What is the Job Outlook for Medical Assistants?
The job out for Medical Assistants is excellent! Medical Assistants are projected to account for a very large number of new jobs, and many other opportunities will come from the need to replace workers leaving the occupation and those with formal training or experience should have the best job opportunities! Our online Medical Assistant training program is the first step towards a career that will help provide you with many years of rewarding work experience!
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics "Employment of Medical Assistants is expected to grow by 31% from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. The growth of the aging baby-boom population will continue to spur demand for preventive medical services, which are often provided by physicians. As their practices expand, physicians will hire more Medical Assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties, allowing the physicians to see more patients."
What are the requirements to Register?
We have an open enrollment policy for our program and do not have any formal prerequisites for our program. However we recommend students have at least a high school education or a GED diploma.
Do I need past experience to take the program?
No. We provide a comprehensive medical assistant program, so past experience in the medical field is not needed.
Is Branson an Accredited Program?
Yes. Branson is nationally accredited and certified by the well recognized and prestigious NACB.
Why is your program so affordable?
We have a commitment to providing an affordable education to everyone interested in participating and help students avoid the high costs and high interest students associated with many of the older and often outdated traditional programs. We use modern technology and delivery systems to provide the most affordable program available anywhere!
Is it safe to register online with my credit card?
Definitely. We use the highest level SSL encryption technology to secure all commerce transactions.
How do I register if the name on the credit card is different then the student?
You just need to enter the credit card holder's name and address in the billing section and the student's name and address in the shipping section or you can just send an email to us with the student's correct information.
How to you handle the clinical lab portion of the program?
This is a common question by those unfamiliar with distance education and virtual training technology. All basic Medical Assistant clinical materials and labs are now presented online using the latest in innovative virtual training technology. This saves you time and money in the training process and allows you to complete the program quicker and with more efficiency then the older outdated classroom models of study. This has proven to meet our students’ needs very well and numerous studies have shown this type of education to be very effective. Similar teaching techniques are currently being used in medical schools, nursing schools and other healthcare settings with much success! However if you require more advanced clinical training this can usually be done at a local medical office or hospital near you.
I've taken some of the classes at another school. Will I need to retake the classes?
No. Our program is designed to be very flexible and should meet your needs well. You do not have to retake classes that you have already taken or have past experience in, however you will still have to pass the online comprehensive Medical Assistant exam at the end of the program. Also, the tuition is the same regardless of the number of classes you take, since we charge a flat tuition fee for the program and not per class.