Medical Administrative Assistant


Medical Administrative Assistant Program Overview

Medical administrative assistants perform similar duties to the administrative assistants you might find in a traditional business setting. Medical administrative assistants, also called medical secretaries, work at the front desks of health care facilities across the country.

But because they're working in the health care field, medical administrative assistants also need specialized knowledge about the type of practice in which they work. They need to understand the intricacies of America's health insurance system as they are often responsible for processing patient insurance and Medicare claims.

In short, medical administrative assistants are essential to an efficient and profitable medical practice.

Our Medical Administrative Assistant program is designed to prepare you for an entry-level position as a medical administrative assistant in a variety of health care settings. After graduating from this program, you'll be able to:

Note: Program schedules and availability vary by campus.

Medical Administrative Assistant Courses

Our Medical Administrative Assistant courses are designed to provide you with the fundamental knowledge and skills you need to work for a modern medical practice. Program courses cover generalized office skills as well as subjects and issues specific to health care.

As a student in our Medical Administrative Assistant program, you will have an opportunity to study such subjects including:

These administrative, business, medical and communication courses will provide you with a well-rounded background to meet the needs of today's ever-changing health care industry. You will gain valuable skills, enabling you to become a vital link between patient and doctor.

Note: This Medical Administrative Assistant program description is not necessarily reflective of every Medical Administrative Assistant program offered across all Altierus campuses. This is a summary of general topics learned within most schools. Please check your campus catalog for specific details about what is taught in the Medical Administrative Assistant program near you.

Medical Administrative Assistant Careers

As a graduate of our Medical Administrative Assistant career training program, you will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and experience you need to compete for entry-level jobs in this growing field.

Strong clinical and administrative skills can provide you with employment opportunities in medical and dental offices, clinics, long-term health care facilities, insurance companies, hospitals and home health agencies.

The duties you perform will vary from location to location. But typical responsibilities include:

Note: Program availability, version and schedules vary by campus. Please check your campus catalog for specific details about which medical administrative assistant programs are available.

* Employment is not guaranteed. Your own hard work, professionalism, attitude, and other factors impact your employment opportunities and pay.

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Altierus is part of Zenith Education Group, a non-profit career education system with 24 campuses nationwide. As a non-profit, we reinvest in the student experience. Since 2015, we've invested millions of dollars in grants, scholarships, and facility enhancements.

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* Employment is not guaranteed. Your own hard work, professionalism, attitude, and other factors impact your employment opportunities and pay.
**Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

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CO - Colorado Springs

For information on graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete this program and more, please view the Colorado Springs Program Disclosures.

CO - Thornton

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FL - Orange Park

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GA - Atlanta West

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MI - Southfield

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NJ - South Plainfield

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NV - Henderson

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TX - San Antonio

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VA - Chesapeake

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VA - Woodbridge

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WA - Everett

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WA - Tacoma

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