Why a Medical Office Administrative Assistant?
A medical office administrative assistant career is a good fit for those interested in working in an office, helping others, variety, and challenges. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 527,600 medical assistants in 2010 and it will increase 31% by 2020. Medical office administrative assistants are employed in organizations, such as
- Physician, podiatrist, or chiropractor offices
- Healthcare facilities
Medical businesses need employees to perform administrative and clinical tasks. Since medical assistants often work in the front office, they are the first impression patients make of the practice. Therefore, employers value employees with strong people skills. As physicians need people to handle the front office so they can spend more time with patients, it is no surprise that the medical assistant field is growing faster than average.
Become a Medical Office Administrative Assistant Online
With Meditec’s Medical Office Administrative Assistant Certification program, you will develop the skills necessary to succeed as a medical assistant. We consult with industry experts to ensure you learn everything needed to excel in your chosen path. Our online courses will teach you:
- Reimbursement claim submission
- Insurance industry requirements
- Basic medical terms
- Five Ps of the medical office
The program takes about 4 months to complete, assuming you study approximately 14 hours a week. Once you pass all your courses, you will receive a certificate of completion and be ready to begin your career as a medical office administrative assistant.
Set Yourself Apart
With the competitive job market, you want to have an edge over the competition. Through Meditec’s partnership with National Healthcareer Association (NHA), you can prepare for nationally recognized certifications. Passing a NHA exam, gives you several possible advantages:
- More career opportunities
- Increased pay rate
- Being a subject matter expert
- Post-nominal letters (initials after your name)
With Meditec’s custom programs, you can prepare online for certain exams. Our exam preparation course for custom Medical Administrative Assistant Online Program is:
- Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)
Check to see where the closest testing center is located (select National Healthcareer Association (NHA) from the Sponsor Name list).