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MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

HEALTHCARE

One common job title for this career is medical secretary. Medical administrative assistant duties may include greeting patients, scheduling appointments, filing insurance claims, and answering incoming calls. Day-to-day office functions are part of a medical administrative assistant's tasks.

Career Details

Skills

Students in Medical Administrative Assistant are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Schedule and confirm patient diagnostic appointments, surgeries, or medical consultations
  • Greet visitors, determine the purpose of their visits, and direct visitors to the appropriate staff members
  • Answer phones and transfer calls to the appropriate staff members
  • Manage financial records
  • Understand health insurance policies

Career Options

Most Medical Administrative Assistant Job Corps graduates go to work for a hospital or a doctor’s office. A medical administrative assistant is often the first person a patient sees when entering a doctor’s office or hospital; so, those who choose this career path should have friendly, understanding personalities. On the job, you will be expected to display integrity and dependability, attention to detail, concern for others, and stress tolerance. 

Requirements

Before entering the program, students must:

  • Comply with state requirements that may involve a criminal background check and completion of a training program meeting federal content requirements.
  • Complete six months’ full-time work experience in addition to training.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Register with the state regulatory authority.
  • Be at least 18 or 21 years old. (varies by state)
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have a clean criminal record. (varies by state)
  • Provide two references (e.g., career technical training instructor and work-based learning supervisor).
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Have strong math and reading skills.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Credentials

As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Students who complete a program in the Healthcare training program can earn nationally recognized credentials from the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) and a state-issued credential/license.

Medical Administrative Assistant Numbers to Know

$31K

National average earning potential for this career

18+

Months to complete career training program

Expectations

While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:


Attention to detail
Focus
Physical strength
Steady hands and fingers
Attention to detail
Cooperation
Dependability
Independence
Integrity
Problem-solving skills
Attention to detail
Concern for others
Cooperation
Dependability
Independence
Integrity
Attention to detail
Concern for others
Cooperation
Dependability
Integrity
Communication skills
Honesty
Organizational skills
Persistence
Physical strength
Quick decision-making skills
Attention to detail
Concern for others
Dependability
Integrity
Professionalism
Teamwork
Attention to detail
Concern for others
Dependability
Integrity
Stress tolerance


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