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Medical Office Administration Program

Medical Office Administration is the perfect program for people who want to help provide care and comfort to people with medical or dental needs. Individuals who specialize in this area generally have good multi-tasking and communication skills.

If the following qualities describe you, Medical Office Administration might be a good program choice:

  • Enjoy helping people
  • Able to juggle multiple responsibilities
  • Good listener and communicator
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Discreet
  • Friendly, outgoing, and caring

Medical Office Administration: What's the job outlook?

The health services industry is thriving and medical office administration jobs are at the heart of its growth. As our population rises and technology advances, the need for high quality healthcare services becomes increasingly great.* The medical office administration field is an instrumental part of this expansion, so there's never been a better time to follow this career path.

What will I do with my education?

Graduates of Heald's Medical Office Administration program pursue rewarding careers in a variety of positions, including Medical Office Assistant, Medical Administrative Assistant, Patient Representative, and Administrative Assistant. With this expertise, you can be an integral part of any healthcare team, responsible for giving patients the most pleasant experience possible.

Medical Office Administration Program Job Duties

If you work for a small practice, you might handle general administrative tasks, such as greeting patients, scheduling appointments, filing records, purchasing supplies and equipment, and keeping the waiting and examining rooms in order. You might also educate patients about medication and special diets, and call prescriptions into a pharmacy. In larger practices, medical office assistants tend to have particular areas of expertise, such as admissions, or insurance billing and coding.

You'll get more than career training at Heald. You'll gain professional polish so you can be an asset your first day on the job. If you're interested in this program, you can pursue the following future educational options:

  • Associate in Applied Science degree in Medical Office Administration
  • Diploma in Medical Office Administration
  • Second Associate in Applied Science degree** in Medical Administrative Assistant

The above serves as a general overview for this program. For details, please refer to our academic catalog.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11. Your own hard work, professionalism, experience, work attitude, local market and other factors will impact your personal employment opportunities and pay.
**If you already hold an AAS degree from the select list of Heald programs identified in the Heald College catalog

Campuses Offering the Medical Office Administration Program

Please note: Program may vary by campus location and term.