Medical Office Assistant

 

 The Medical Office Administration degree offers students the courses, skills, and knowledge to work in health-related fields, from entry level positions (medical front office, coding and billing clerk, medical administrative assistant, transcriptionist, and medical secretary) to high level positions (office manager, medical office coordinator, supervisor, and executive administrative assistant).

 Medical Assistants are allied health professionals who assist the physicians in the medical setting; they perform routine administrative and clinical tasks in order to keep the physician’s office running efficiently.

 Job opportunities for skilled, knowledgeable medical office workers continue to increase as the need for medical clerical support increases at hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, insurance and billing companies, medical transcription and coding services, urgent care clinics, and federal and state agencies. Skills needed to meet the demands of today‘s medical office include computer applications, diversity, teamwork, customer service, written communication and presentation skills, interpersonal skills, Internet, patient confidentiality, coding, insurance, and transcription. 

 Students who complete this degree could be qualified to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), the CMA (AAMA) represents a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) - Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC) or Certified Professional Coder Apprentice Exam (CPC-A) and other National Certification Exams.

 

For more information contact Program Director Donna Swartz at (409) 944-1493.  Office N-205  dswartz@gc.edu

 

Updated 12/17/2012 - Content Author dswartz