Medical Administrative Assistant
About the Program
Our Medical Administrative Assistant program is intended to provide students with a well-rounded introduction to medical administration so that a student can gain the necessary skills required to obtain a medical administrative assistant position in the health care field.
This program includes 50 hours of instruction as well as a 40-hour externship. This program meets the necessary requirements to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) - Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam.
About the Profession
Medical administrative assistants primarily work in doctor’s offices, clinics, outpatient settings, hospitals, and other healthcare settings. Medical administrative assistants, medical secretaries, and medical records clerks are all positions in great demand. The growth and the complexity of the U.S. healthcare system have resulted in a substantial increase in the need for qualified medical administrative assistants. Employment of a medical assistant is expected to grow an impressive 34% by 2018.
Education and Certification
- Medical administrative assistants should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
- Several national certification options are available to student who complete this course.