Medical Office Assistant Certificate

Students in the Medical Office Assistant Certificate program acquire knowledge of medical terminology and office skills for administrative support in:

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Physicians' offices
  • Medical labs
  • Clinics
  • Home health agencies

The medical office assistant engages in activities such as greeting patients, answering telephones, scheduling appointments, operating office equipment, issuing medical bills, and processing medical documentation.

Locations for employment opportunities include hospitals, nursing homes, medical group practices, clinics, and home health agencies.

Employment/Career Potential

According to the 2012-2013 Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment in the field of medical records and health information technicians is expected to grow 21% through 2020. Medical administrative assistants may grow 41% through 2020. Employment growth in the health services industries should lead to average growth for medical office assistants.

Contact Information

Prof. Sherry Massoni

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