A medical administrative assistant works in physician offices, general medical and surgical hospitals, offices of dentists and other health practitioners, outpatient care centers, clinics, and urgent care facilities. Medical administrative assistants perform 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. Employment in this field is expected to grow faster than average, with projected job openings nation-wide of 278,400.
Upon completion of all courses in the series, students are eligible for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant through the National Health Career Association. The cost of the exam is included in the CMAA Exam Review course, which should be taken upon completion of all other courses in the curriculum.
Courses in the Certificate Series
· Medical Front Office (MDCA 1021)
· Healthcare Ethics and HIPAA Compliance (MEDC 5445)
· Medical Terminology (MEDC 5480)
· Medical Billing and Reimbursement (MEDC 5460)
· Health Career Success (HLTH 5350)
· Microsoft Excel I (MOFF 6625)
CMAA Exam Review (MDCA 1054) - should be taken as the last course
Grace Medical Institute graduates with a Medical Administrative Assistant C.A. are employed in a range of careers including, but not limited to: