Medical Assistant

American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)

O*Net Online 

The O*NET Program is the nation’s primary source of occupational information. Valid data are essential to understanding the rapidly changing nature of work and how it impacts the workforce and U.S. economy.  The database, which is available to the public at no cost, is continually updated from input by a broad range of workers in each occupation.


Sponsored by the U.S Department of Labor, CareerOneStop aims to deliver integrated, easy-to-understand workforce information that helps job seekers, students, workers, workforce intermediaries, and employers develop their capacity and make sound economic decisions in the new economy.

BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook 

The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) provides information on what workers do; the work environment; education, training, and other qualifications; pay; the job outlook; information on state and area data; similar occupations; and sources of additional information.

Anatomy & Physiology

GetBodySmart: An animated and interactive e-book about the human body.

Khan Academy: Unit: Human Anatomy and Physiology: Lessons, Videos, Quizzes

Innerbody: 3-D computer-aided-design, or CAD, views inside the human body

Biointeractive: Animation, Activities and Videos Color illustrations and a subject index with 13,000 entries- perfect if your textbook is missing critical illustrations


Medical Terminology

Online Merriam Webster Medical Dictionary

PicMonic: Study website that uses pictures and audio to explain medical terms and different aspects of pharmacology

Introduction to Medical Terminology Quiz: Online quiz of about 72 questions

Dr. John Campbell Medical Terminology: (Videos) Multiple lectures with visuals on terminology words lists

Medical Terminology Lessons (JJ Medicine): (Videos) Lecture lessons with notes and guided practice



Abcam Pharmacology Term Guide: This guide is a quick reference guide to the important concepts and terms used in pharmacology.

PharmaFactz: Dictionary of the most common terms in pharmacology

PicMonic: Study website that uses pictures and audio to explain medical terms and different aspects of pharmacology

Speed Pharmacology: (Video) Playlists about pharmacology drugs and their effects (range between 7-20 minutes long)


CMA Today, an AAMA magazine, works to meet the informational needs of Medical Assistants. Current students may view a print version of the monthly publication in the Learning Resource Center

All certifications require continuing education to be eligible for renewal. Once a certification is issued, the certificate holder should ensure compliance with, and keep documentation of, all continuing education, as well as any other certification renewal requirements.


Maintaining Your Certification


Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) (AAMA)

To use the CMA (AAMA) credential, a current status is required. Certifications will be current for 60 months from the end of the calendar month of initial certification or most recent recertification.

See the following publications by the American Association of Medical Assistants



National Certified Phlebotmy Technician (NCCT)