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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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Capella University

[Online]
Programs:
  • DHA - Health Policy and Advocacy
  • MHA - Health Care Operations
  • DHA - Health Care Leadership
  • More
Quick Summary: As an accredited university with online degree programs in five schools, Capella University is committed to helping you accomplish your goals through a high-caliber educational experience.

Ultimate Medical Academy Online

[Online]
Programs:
  • A.S. - Health Sciences - Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Diploma - Medical Administrative Assistant
  • A.S. - Health & Human Services
  • More
Quick Summary:

Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA) offers industry-relevant knowledge and training for in demand careers in healthcare.


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.

Brightwood College

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Medical Office Specialist
  • Health Information Technology
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.


UEI College

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

At UEI College, we want you to succeed. We’re like a family and we want you to be a part of it.


California College San Diego

[Campus]
Programs:
  • Health Information Management (BS)
  • Healthcare Administration (BS)
Quick Summary:

The Secret to Getting Ahead is Getting Started


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


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.

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.


Blake Austin College

[Campus]
Locations:
  • Vacaville
Programs:
  • Administrative Medical Assistant
Quick Summary: Get the hands-on training you need to succeed at Blake Austin College.

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