MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Health Services

Career Outlook

Your New Career
Medical Administrative Assistant is one of the fastest growing careers in health care. Learn administrative duties such as updating medical records, filling out insurance forms, and scheduling appointments. Also, learn clinical responsibilities like taking medical histories and explaining treatments. Get the training you need to begin your career in this exciting profession!

  • Earn your Career Diploma at home in as little as one year by studying just an hour a day for your new career.
  • Learn medical terminology and procedures, so you'll understand clinical duties wherever you work.
  • Gain PC and administrative skills to help a medical office run efficiently and effectively.

Your New Salary
The demand for Medical Administrative Assistants is expected to grow nearly 34%through the year 2018.*

While starting salaries vary by the area of the country and type of medical facility you work in, you may increase your earning potential by passing exams given by national accrediting associations like the American Medical Technologists, or associations in specialized fields such as Ophthalmology or Podiatry.

Your New Skills
You'll get the knowledge you need to begin your career as a Medical Administrative Assistant.

  • Introduction to Allied Health
  • Law and Ethics in Allied Health
  • Body Systems/Terminology
  • Mathematical Applications
  • Basic Pharmacology
  • Insurance Form Preparation
  • Medical Information Management and Office Practice
  • Clinical Procedures
  • ...and more

* Growth figures represent a ten-year period ending 2018. Source: "National Industry-Occupation Employment Matrix," a publication of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Program Overview

Learn the skills you need to become a Medical Administrative Assistant — at home, at your own pace, with the Continuing Education Center.

As a Medical Administrative Assistant, you’ll need to know medical terminology, managing and updating patient records, and office procedures. The Continuing Education Center program can help you learn these skills and many more affordable, quickly and conveniently.

Your courses include:

  • Law, Ethics, and Confidentiality in Allied Health
  • Electronic Medical Records
  • Basic Pharmacology
  • Medical Terminology
  • ... and more.

And you’ll learn it all at home — no classroom needed.

Start a rewarding career in a growing field.
Why take a Medical Administrative Assistant training course? With the right credentials, you can:

  • Work for a hospital in admissions or assist administrators.
  • Work for insurance companies processing claims and verifying billing.
  • Work for Public Health Organizations for federal, state, or local government.

 Demand for Medical Administrative Assistants will rise nearly 34% through 2018.* Medical Administrative Assistants enjoy exciting, varied assignments, steady work schedules, respect and prestige. Whether you work for a clinic or doctor's office, as a Medical Administrative Assistant you’ll have a career you can be proud of!

Contact the Continuing Education Center Today.

Your Medical Administrative Assistant training includes:

  • All the books and lessons you need
  • Unlimited instructional support
  • Access to student services by website, phone, and mail

Get more information today and in as little as one year from enrollment, you can be on your way to a career as a Medical Administrative Assistant.

*Growth figures represent a ten-year period ending 2018. Source: "National Industry-Occupation Employment Matrix," a publication of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Program Outline

Here's how it works
Your program consists of courses designed to take you step-by-step through the techniques and skills you'll employ in your new career as a Medical Administrative Assistant. Your first course will be sent to you as soon as your enrollment has been accepted. Other courses will follow as you complete your exams, so that you will always have training materials to work with.

You will need access to a Microsoft® Windows®-based computer (running Windows Vista® or later), the Internet, and Microsoft® Office 2010 in order to complete your program with the Continuing Education Center.

Note: A High School Diploma is required to enroll in the Medical Administrative Assistant Program.


HIT100: Introduction to Allied Health
This course is designed to provide a discussion of strategies for completing the allied health programs as an independent learner. In addition, it gives an introduction to health care and the role that medical administrative assistants, medical coders, and medical transcriptionists play in that industry.

BUS090: Office Procedures
This course covers the typical duties of the administrative assistant in any business office: task management, general business machines, telephone call management, business letter writing, electronic and print mail processing, travel and meeting planning, policy and procedures manuals, facility care and maintenance, as well as office math.

ALH028: Law, Ethics, and Confidentiality in Allied Health
The Law and Ethics section of this course covers how law affects medical offices; the origin of law that affects medical professionals; the process of litigation and its alternatives; contract law and the ways it affects health professionals; the duties created between health-care professionals and patients once a doctor-patient relationship is established; criminal law and torts that are relevant to the health profession.
The Confidentiality in Allied Health section examines the common-law basis for the confidentiality of health-care information and the laws regulating health-care information collected and maintained by government agencies. Also covered is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), as well as how the management of medical information affects the management and measurement of quality in health care.

CSC102: Word and Excel®
Computer and Internet basics; computer hardware and software; digital electronics and file management; introduction to Windows®; PC applications in word processing, spreadsheets.

ENG010: Business English
Business letters, forms, client records, and memos; organization, grammar, punctuation, and sentence and paragraph construction; coherent paragraphs, well-organized documents, and purpose-focused materials; accurate, attractive, and effective final copies.

ALH016: Body Systems/Terminology 1
Introduction to medical terminology; chemistry/ laboratory; pharmacology; cells, tissues, and membranes; integumentary system; musculoskeletal system; blood and cardiovascular system; respiratory system; digestive system.

ALH017: Body Systems/Terminology 2
Sense organs; nervous system; endocrine system; urinary/excretory system; male and female reproductive systems; lymphatic system; oncology and radiation; surgery and pathology; genetics.

ALH021: Basic Pharmacology
An introduction to basic pharmacology, as well as the type of drugs by body systems. Includes the drug’s generic and trade names, use, side effects, and drug interactions.

HIT130: Electronic Medical Records
The Electronic Medical Records Management Certificate program provides a basic overview on how to successfully manage electronic medical records (EMRs) in different health care settings. Attendees will learn EMR concepts, terminology, regulations, and procedures, and receive hands-on training with electronic medical records.

 

Online Library and Librarian
Students in the Continuing Education Center have access to an online library for use during their studies. Students can use this library to do the required research in the courses they complete or can use it for general reference and links to valuable resources. The library contains helpful research assistance, articles, databases, books, and Web links. A librarian is available to answer questions on general research-related topics via email and to assist students in research activities during their studies with the Continuing Education Center.

Some states impose certification or registration requirements on certain duties performed by medical administrative assistants. For the educational requirements in your state, please check with your state department of health.

A High School Diploma or GED is required to enroll in this program.

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Tuition

$1,488.00

Your tuition includes all books, learning aids, unlimited instructional and student support services.

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