MEDICAL OFFICE CAREERS
- Class Time: Day or Evening
- Semester: Fall or Spring Semester
- Campus: Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie Campus
Are you looking for an opportunity to work on a health care team? With training as a medical administrative assistant, you will learn medical terminology as well as hospital and clinic procedures. You will be prepared for duties that may include transcription of reports and correspondence, appointment and meeting scheduling, patient file and office record maintenance, and billing and insurance processing. With this program’s broad general education, in addition to the technical component, you will maximize your employment opportunities and potential.
Labs and Classrooms
Classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art computer stations.
If you are ready to take the first step, visit our Get Started page today.
Graduates typically find employment through acute care facilities, outpatient clinics, extended care facilities, medical insurance offices, research facilities, or several other medical environments.
Job Outlook / Gainful Employment
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that Health Care Administrative Assistants and office personnel comprise 18% of the health care workforce. It is already the nation's largest industry, and the BLS expects job growth to increase by 22% - twice the average growth rate for all other occupations for the 2006-2016 period. Job growth is expected to be strongest in smaller settings, such as physician and dentist offices, rather than hospitals. (www.bls.gov and www.glassdoor.com .
Possible job titles include: Medical Administrative Assistant, Patient Account Representative, Billing Specialist, SchedulerGainful Employment Disclosure:
Potential Job Titles
Hennepin Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the HLC Academic Quality Improvement Program.
You may contact the HLC by calling 1-800-621-7440, x100.
Jean Konrardy, RHIA
Medical Office Careers program instructor & advisor, Eden Prairie Campus
Carmen Price, MBC
Medical Office Careers program instructor & advisor, Brooklyn Park Campus
Roberta Regis, BA, CPC, CEDC
Medical Office Careers program instructor
The Medical Office Careers program is reviewed biannually by an advisory committee filled with people who are leaders in the medical administrative professions. This not only keeps the program up to date with the latest technology and trends, but ensures you will be learning the skills necessary to get a job when you graduate.