Medical Administrative Assistant
For those who have always been interested in the medical
field but find their strengths lie in clerical administration,
a career as a medical administrative assistant could be the
perfect choice. Medical administrative assistants combine
clerical skills and word processing with specialization in
medical terminology, anatomy, medical transcription, and
Physicians rely on well-trained medical administrative
assistants to help them in the documentation of patient
care. The medical administrative assistant’s job, using
the latest technology, may include transcribing reports,
composing and processing correspondence, coding of
diagnoses and procedures, completing insurance forms,
maintaining financial records, greeting and scheduling
patients, and other related duties. Strong human relation
skills are a must in this field.
Students will be provided opportunities to develop skills
to gain employment in clinics, private medical practices,
hospitals, nursing homes, medical insurance and billing
companies, and a variety of other healthcare facilities.
With experience, the graduate may advance to office
manager or department supervisor.