Medical Office Administrative Assistant

Health Careers

About the Career

With the climb in specialized fields ranging from cardiology to alternative medicine, the increasing role of insurance companies, and the rise of managed care facilities, it’s no wonder there are more opportunities for qualified medical administrative assistants today. The U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics has projected that the healthcare industry will continue to grow at an ever-increasing rate. In fact, as the industry grows, it will continue to rely more and more on medical office administrative assistants with training and experience in dealing with medical information of a highly confidential nature. The character and personality of a medical office administrative assistant requires everything from kindness, sympathy, accuracy and dependability to punctuality, thoroughness, tact, patience, and understanding. As a medical administrative assistant, you will be responsible for the medical office day-to-day operations, including making appointments and greeting patients, as well as basic bookkeeping and records maintenance. By becoming professionally trained as a medical office administrative assistant, you are saying to a potential employer that you can effectively and proficiently handle administrative office procedures.


Academic Programs

Medical Office Administrative Assistant

The Medical Office Administrative Assistant Certificate provides the training students need as specialists in administrative support activities in hospitals, free standing outpatient clinics, and group practices with large numbers of physicians and medical support personnel.

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Training Programs

Medical Office Specialist

Perform administrative duties utilizing specific knowledge of medical terminology for hospital, clinic, or physician offices. Duties include scheduling appointments, compiling and recording medical charts, reports, correspondence, and other type of patient records.

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Medical Billing and Coding Specialist

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Projected Job Growth

+7.4%*

* Source: EMSI Career Coach

Average Annual Salary

$31,236*

* Source: EMSI Career Coach

Academics

Academic students are taking courses for credit toward a degree, certificate, or diploma. They can earn a degree, certificate, or diploma at MTC or transfer to another school to complete their studies. Academic students must apply to and enroll at the college.

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Training

Training students—sometimes called "Continuing Education" students—can take individual courses or earn certificates and certifications. They don't have to apply to the college; they can register directly for classes. Training courses don't earn college credit or transfer to other institutions.

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