Want to do degree in medical field. Medical assistant degrees can be achieved through medical assistance programs. The degree of a medical assistant can be achieved after taking the medical assistance course. Full time degree courses are easily available in all the four branches of medical assistant, which includes adult, child, mental health and learning disabilities. Depending on which school you have chosen it takes anything from nine month to even two years. It can either be part time or full time and you would be required to intern as part of the practical component. The more the current population ages the more will be the demand for medical assistants and so it pays to have a degree under your belt.