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Medical Office Administration Schools and Training Programs

Medical office administrators typically do not treat patients, but they play a vital role in the health care industry -- medical facilities could not run without them. These professionals' duties may overlap with related careers such as medical secretary, health services manager, health information manager or medical records technician. If you want to work in health services, but not necessarily provide direct care, medical office administration could be a good career choice for you.

Careers in Medical Office Administration

For administrative assistants and administrators in medical offices or clinics, daily tasks and responsibilities vary depending on the type and size of facility. In smaller facilities, medical office administrators handle diverse day-to-day operations that could include book-keeping, processing patients' health information, or medical billing and coding.

Administrators with supervisory roles in physicians' practices or clinics typically manage personnel and facility operations, as well as finances and record-keeping. Large medical facilities usually employ a range of health care managers and technicians who may work in a certain specialty or clinical area, such as nursing, surgery, therapy, medical records or health information.

Another related career is the clinical health care manager; these are medical professionals who have become administrators, responsible for activities such as ordering supplies, planning work schedules and supervising employees. For health care administrators of the non-clinical nature, such as health information managers, duties are more behind-the-scenes. These professionals are responsible for organizing and managing patient data, while assuring security, confidentiality and accuracy.

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Campus and Online Medical Office Administration Schools

 
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San Joaquin Valley College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Certificate - Medical Office
Quick Summary:

San Joaquin Valley College - A Private Junior College.


Platt College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Administrative Specialist
  • Healthcare Management
Quick Summary: Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.

Capella University

[Online]
Programs:
  • DHA - Health Policy and Advocacy
  • MHA - Health Care Operations
  • DrPH - Health Advocacy and Leadership
  • More
Quick Summary:

About Capella University
An accredited online university, Capella University offers bachelor’s, master’s/MBA, doctoral, and certificate programs designed to take you to the forefront of your profession. Our competency-based curriculum delivers both foundational knowledge and real-world skills, so that what you’re learning in your courses is immediately applicable to your career goals.

 


Milan Institute

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Administrative Medical Assistant
Quick Summary: Prepare for an exciting new career at the Milan Institute.

Brightwood College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Office Specialist
Quick Summary:

About Brightwood College

Brightwood College offers accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience for individuals focused on gaining the skills for specific careers. Brightwood College is owned and operated by Education Corporation of America.


Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Washington
Programs:
  • Executive Master of Health Administration
Quick Summary:

Located in the heart of Washington, D.C. the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University is dedicated to advancing the health of local, national and global communities.

You need to have a Bachelor’s degree to be qualified for this school.


Institute of Technology

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Billing and Office Administration
Quick Summary:

You can get started on a new career with Institute of Technology.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.iot.edu/disclosure


South University, Online Programs

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Savannah
Programs:
  • Healthcare Administration (MBA)
  • Healthcare Management (BS)
  • Specialization in Nurse Administrator (MSN)
Quick Summary:

Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the similar curriculum offered at South University's campus locations. As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.


US Colleges

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Administrative Secretary
  • Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Medical Office Administrator
  • More
Quick Summary:

U.S. Colleges has been helping students enhance their career skills since 1996.

 


National Career College

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Panorama City
Programs:
  • Medical Healthcare Administration Program
Quick Summary: Choosing a school and a new career path can be a very overwhelming process.

University of Southern California

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Los Angeles
Programs:
  • Online Executive Master of Health Administration
Quick Summary:

One of the world's leading private research institutions, the University of Southern California (USC) was founded in 1880.


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