Medical Administrative Assistant

MSUB COT  students
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Hospitals
Clinics
Physicians' offices
Extended care facilities
Medical insurance companies

See also: Health Science Career Pathways

DEGREE & CERTIFICATE OPTIONS

A certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the required Office Assistant courses. All credits earned in completion of the certificate may be applied toward the Administrative Assistant or Medical Administrative Assistant Associate of Applied Science Degrees, and a high percentage of the coursework may be applied toward the Medical Assistant Associate of Applied Science Degree.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
  • to schedule appointments
  • how to establish and maintain patient records
  • appropriate methods of processing mail: billing, collections
  • medical coding
  • insurance filing
  • basic reception duties
  • appropriae business correspondence
  • transcription of medical reports and letters
  • to follow appropriate medical office policies
  • to be cognizant of the ethical and legal responsibilities of the medical profession
CAREER CLOSEUP
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Job Outlook and Pay Info

Median Wage (MT)* $27,810
Median Wage (US)* $29,680
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Average entry-level wage, COT grads (2006-2010) $23,002
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Expected growth (MT)*
(projection through 2016)
17%
Expected growth (US)*
(projection through 2018)
16%
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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Employment Projections; MT Dept. of Labor and Industry, Research and Analysis Bureau
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SKILLS, TRAITS, PREPARATORY CLASSES THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL

Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times

  • Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents
  • Talking to others to convey information effectively
  • Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions
  • Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making
  • Managing one's own time and the time of others
  • Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience
PROGRAM COST AND COMPLETION INFORMATION


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