As demand in the U.S for healthcare increases, the demand for medical administrative assistants does, too. Medical administrative assistants and transcriptionists will find opportunities for employment in a variety of healthcare settings.
What Will I Learn?
The Medical Administrative Assistant program is designed to prepare individuals for an entry level career as a medical administrative assistant in a wide variety of healthcare settings including private medical practices, clinics, hospitals, and other facilities. It offers a curriculum that will provide you with a foundation of computer applications, written and oral communication skills, medical terminology, medical office management skills, transcription, coding, and the skills you need to begin your path to a satisfying job! Duties may include scheduling appointments, billing patients, compiling and recording medical charts, reports and correspondence.
What is Unique About Our Program?
Courses are designed for students entering the curriculum for the first time and for students preparing for a return to the work force or making a career change. The program offers students flexibility in scheduling courses by offering face-to-face, online and hybrid formats, all while getting personalized attention from beginning to end.
Upon completion of this program, students will be prepared to sit for the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification exams.
What Degree / Certificate Will I Receive?
- Medical Administrative Assistant, AAS
- Medical Administrative Assistant, CAC
- Medical Transcriptionist, CAC
- Microsoft Office User Specialist, CCO
What Are My Career Opportunities?
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of medical administrative assistants is expected to grow much faster than average in the coming years, From 2016-2026, there will be a 15 percent increase in medical administrative assistant positions.
Possible career paths include:
- Medical administrative assistant
- Medical office specialist
- Medical secretary
- Front office coordinator
- Medical office manager
- Medical billing and coding
- Patient care supervisor
- Medical transcriptionist