• Medical Receptionist

    M State programs help prepare students to fill administrative positions in health care, one of the fastest growing industries in the nation. We can provide the training you need to play an essential administrative role on a health care team.

Medical Receptionist

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Medical Receptionist

M State's Medical Receptionist diploma program trains graduates for employment in medical offices, arranging appointments and providing additional informational services to patients.

The 34-credit diploma is offered on our M State campuses in Moorhead and Wadena and online through eCampus.


Here’s what you’ll learn

  • Professional business communication
  • Medical terminology
  • Medical office technology
  • Health care record preparation and management
  • Legal and ethical behavior in a health care setting
  • Medical office insurance and financial procedures
  • Appointment schedule management
  • Medical office registration procedures
  • Medical office insurance and financial procedures
  • Knowledge of the body's structure and function
  • Knowledge of disease processes and treatments
  • Professional communication in a medical office


Why M State

  • Exceptional educational value
  • Small class sizes
  • Personalized education
  • Option of online education


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Medical Receptionist Diploma
Locations: Online, Moorhead

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Meet the faculty

Fonda Thompson

Instructor, Medical Transcription
Moorhead, Online
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Medical Secretary regional wage

Medical Secretary regional wage
data source: Career Coach


Career opportunities

Graduates of M State's Medical Receptionist program have employment opportunities in varied health care settings including: Medical clinics, insurance companies, Government Agencies, public health agencies, home health care agencies, long-term care facilities, hospitals, and dental clinics.

Description: Compile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the health care system. Process, maintain, compile, and report patient information for health requirements and standards in a manner consistent with the healthcare industry's numerical coding system.

Data source: Career Coach with current geographical area: up to 100 miles away from Moorhead

data source: Career Coach


Medical Secretary employment

629 Employed in your area

44 Estimated annual job openings

178 Approaching retirement age

The average retirement age in the U.S. is 65 years old. Medical Secretaries in the 55-64 and the 65+ categories are 1-10 years away from retirement. When older workers retire, there will likely be a demand for new workers.

Age Group # of Workers % of Workers*
under 25 60 10%
25-34 125 20%
35-44 112 18%
45-54 154 24%
55-64 149 24%
65+ 29 5%

* Based on county-level occupational demographics

data source: Career Coach


Required courses for Medical Receptionist

  • Medical Documentation Fundamentals
  • Medical Office Procedures
  • Medical Language Applications
  • Medical Billing/Insurance
  • Medical Office Technology Tools
  • Medical Office Career Insight
  • Business Communications I
  • College Writing
  • Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Pathophysiology

Last modified: April 5th, 2016 at 10:03am