About this Major
Medical Office Technology is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in a medical, dental, or hospital office setting. This program specializes in administration, with an emphasis on the practice of various medical office skills. The student completes classroom work using a personal computer. Current skills for word processing and medical office procedures are practiced.
As a Medical Office Assistant, you will often work in the administrative wing of a doctors' office, clinic or hospital. It is important to have strong proofreading, interpersonal, organizational and time management skills, as well as the ability to communicate in a professional manner and establish a rapport with clients and colleagues. In addition, students will acquire the necessary knowledge of medical insurance and patient billing.
Microsoft Office Specialist: MS Word
National Healthcareer Association: Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA)