The medical office assistant usually works in a physician’s office, but the training is so varied that job opportunities are available in hospitals, pharmacies, insurance companies, long-term care facilities or other health care organizations. As a medical office assistant you are often the office’s “face to the public.”
You probably will set up office appointments, greet patients when tey arrive, and screen telephone calls. You also may be involved with the “business side” of the office. Some duties you may perform include basic bookkepping, maintaining or transcribing medical records, completing medical forms, and ordering equipment and supplies.
Beginning medical office assistants earn approximately $9 to $10 per hour.
Certificate (Certificate Program)
Total Credit Hours: 20
Select a course number below to see a course description.
|BIOL 140||HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY ||4|
|ENGL 125||BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS ||3|
|HEOCC 112||INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY ||2|
|HLTH 121||MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY ||2|
|MEDO 110||MEDICAL ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATIVE SKILLS ||4|
|MEDO 112||MEDICAL OFFICE COMPUTER SKILLS ||2|
|MEDO 122||MEDICAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE PRACTICUM ||3|
* Underlined courses may be completed prior to admission into program.
Medical Office Administrative Assistants are specifically educated to work in ambulatory settings performing administrative duties. The administrative program develops such necessary skills as arranging patient appointments, communicating with the public in person and by telephone, basic bookkeeping, ordering equipment and supplies, and completing medical forms. This program is a 9 month certificate, non-accredited program.
|Fall Semester 1||MEDO 110; MEDO 112; ENG 125; BIOL 106 or BIOL 140|
|Spring Semester 1||MEDO 122; HLTH 121; HEOCC 112|
Health Careers Department
Peoria Campus, Cedar 105
A medical office assistant must possess capabilities and abilities, including: communication, motor, sensory, problem solving, behavioral skills and professionalism, which are necessary to work in a medical office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made for some disabilities, in certain areas, but a medical office assistant must be able to perform in the medical office in an independent manner.
The following capabilities and abilities are necessary to meet curriculum requirements and to perform the responsibilities of a medical office assistant: