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Medical Administrative Assistant

Career and Technical

Location: Coeur d'Alene

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Program Description

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 a perfect choice. Medical administrative assistants combine clerical skills and word processing with specialization in medical terminology anatomy and medical coding.

Physicians rely on 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 business documents 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 relations 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 an office manager or department supervisor.

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Quick Facts: Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
2021 Median Pay $39,680 per year
$19.08 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education High school diploma or equivalent
Work Experience in a Related Occupation See How to Become One
On-the-job Training See How to Become One
Number of Jobs, 2021 3,413,600
Job Outlook, 2021-31 -8% (Decline)
Employment Change, 2021-31 -286,900

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Program Snapshot

Degree Type Duration Path Credits
Associate of Applied Science Degree 4/6 Semesters Full-time / Part-time 61-63 Degree requirements

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