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Administrative Colleges

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Administrative Colleges

If you graduate with a medical administrative assistant degree you could find employment as a health information technologist, medical secretary, medical transcriptionist, or in a related field.

Typical Courses

  • Introduction to Healthcare Administration
  • Medical Coding
  • Medical Terminology
  • Human Anatomy
  • Basic Pharmacology
  • Keyboarding

General Outline

If you want to pursue a career in the medical field but don’t want to work with patients then a job in a medical administration capacity might well be perfect for you. In a medical administrative assistant associate's degree program you will learn skills like, medical coding, keyboarding, and using medical terminology. With these you will be able to perform a very important function in a number of medical facilities.

Career Opportunities For Graduates

When you graduate from a medical administrative assistant associate's degree program you will probably find work in one of these areas. The figures beside each job are the average annual salaries according to Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov) for May 2004:

  • Medical Information Technician: $25,590
  • Medical Secretary: $26,540
  • Medical Transcriptionist: $13.64 (hourly)

Job Market Climate

According to predictions by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov) the healthcare industry will expand more than any other industry in the nation in the near future. The need for medical information technologists will expand much quicker than the average right into 2014. However, at the same time the hiring of medical secretaries will move at a slower rate than the average, while the hiring of medical transcriptionists will expand quicker than average.

Required Classes

As mentioned above these are among the classes required,

  • Introduction to Healthcare Administration
  • Medical Coding
  • Medical Terminology
  • Human Anatomy
  • Basic Pharmacology
  • Keyboarding

Skills Gained

In a medical administrative assistant associate's degree program you will gain skills such as, medical coding, managing the office of a medical facility. You will also be taught basic human anatomy and physiology.

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