• Medical Administrative Assistant

    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 Administrative Assistant

The Medical Administrative Assistant AAS degree prepares graduates to coordinate medical office functions and patient billing processes. With a combination of technical and liberal arts credits, graduates are prepared to move into leadership roles in this expanding career field.

The 60-credit degree is offered on our M State campuses in Moorhead and Wadena and online through eCampus.

 

Here’s what you’ll learn

  • Professional business and medical communication skills
  • Medical terminology
  • Health care record preparation and management
  • Professional work behavior
  • Diagnosis and procedure coding
  • Insurance and financial procedures
  • Appointment schedule management
  • Legal and ethical behavior in the health care setting
  • Patient registration procedures
  • Medical office management skills

 

Why M State

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

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Degrees Offered Click on a degree below to view details

Medical Administrative Assistant Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Locations: eCampus, Moorhead, Wadena

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Meet the faculty

Kelly Jorgens
Instructor, Medical Administrative Assistant
Moorhead, eCampus
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Brenda Potter
Instructor
Moorhead, eCampus
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Doris Winter
Medical Administrative Instructor
Wadena
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Medical Administrative Assistant


 

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Medical Secretary regional wage

Medical Secretary regional wage
data source: Career Coach

 

Career opportunities

Graduates of M State's medical administrative 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: Perform secretarial duties using specific knowledge of medical terminology and hospital, clinic, or laboratory procedures. Duties may include scheduling appointments, billing patients, and compiling and recording medical charts, reports, and correspondence.

For more information visit Career Coach.

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 Administrative Assistant

  • Medical Documentation Fundamentals
  • Medical Office Procedures
  • Medical Language Applications
  • Medical Billing/Insurance
  • Outpatient Coding
  • Beginning Medical Transcription
  • Medical Office Technology Tools
  • Medical Office Management
  • Medical Office Career Insight
  • Medicare Coding and Billing Applications
  • Medical Office Capstone
  • Business Communications I
  • College Writing
  • Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Developmental Psychology
 

Learn more

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Last modified: July 24th, 2015 at 03:06pm