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 medical coding.
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.
The student will be provided the opportunity to develop skills to gain employment in clinics, private medical practices, hospitals, nursing homes, medical insurance and billing companies and a variety of other health care facilities. With experience, the graduate may advance to office manager or department supervisor.