Nursing & Health Occupations

Medical Administrative Assistant

MSUB City College students

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Physicians' offices
  • Extended care facilities
  • Medical insurance companies

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.

 

PLAN OF STUDY

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
  • appropriate 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

Job Outlook and Pay Info

 

Median Wage (MT)*

$27,810


 Median Wage (US)*

$29,680


 Average entry-level wage, COT grads (2006-2010)

$23,002


Expected growth (MT)*

(projection through 2016)

17%


  Expected growth (US)*

(projection through 2018)

16%


 *Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Employment Projections; MT Dept. of Labor and Industry, Research and Analysis Bureau

  

>  Graduate Placement Data

 

 

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