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Medical Receptionist

Career and Technical

Location: Coeur d'Alene, Online

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Program Description

A medical receptionist holds a key position in the medical office in greeting patients scheduling appointments processing patient information managing the reception desk and assisting with other administrative responsibilities.

In today's modern medical office environment the medical receptionist requires skills in human relations data and word processing records management release of information and respect for the confidential nature of patient information.

Job opportunities are found in physician offices hospitals clinics and government medical facilities. Characteristics for success as a medical receptionist include an interest in medicine; a desire to work with physicians and other health care professionals; the ability to multi-task and prioritize work; a positive caring personality; high energy; and a desire to help people.

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Quick Facts: Receptionists
2021 Median Pay $29,950 per year
$14.40 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education High school diploma or equivalent
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training Short-term on-the-job training
Number of Jobs, 2021 1,037,100
Job Outlook, 2021-31 0% (little or no change)
Employment Change, 2021-31 4,300

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Program Snapshot

Degree Type Duration Path Credits
Intermediate Technical Certificate 3/6 Semesters Full-time / Part-time 38 Degree requirements

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